I love when I try something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time and it turns out being way easier than I thought. I’ve been wanting to crackle something for a while but never had the right project until now.
I bought this shutter at Savers for $1. I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it and then I had an idea of using it as part of the dining table centerpiece. The shutter was raw wood so I sealed it with a spray sealer before painting it.
I used Barn Wood FolkArt paint for the base coat. Let dry thoroughly.
Generously paint on the Crackle Medium. I used Delta Ceramcoat and a sponge brush to apply it. Don’t let it dry all the way, just until tacky. It took about 10 minutes for mine to dry to that point. It might differ depending on humidity and temperature.
Now it’s time to apply the top coat. Gently brush on the paint you want to crackle. I used Vintage White FolkArt paint for the top coat. I crackled the out side of the shutter first so I could see how much time I had to work with the crackle medium.
Then I crackled the shutter area.
I really love how it turned out. I think it’s perfect for a beachy feel. Now I’m looking for more things to crackle.
What do you think? Do you like the crackle look or is it not your style?
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