It seems I have had a lot of people in the store lately buying crackle paint and not entirely sure how to use it so I'm doing a quick tutorial on how to use the Ranger Crackle Paint :
Pick a crackle paint color - for this tutorial I used Picket Fence (white). Paint the crackle paint on thick -you are going to want to thin it out - I understand the urge - but you will be happier if you paint it on thick - so don't be shy!
I usually let mine dry on its own for a few minutes then I take a heat gun to it (because I'm impatient) I find letting it dry on its own for a few minutes minimizes the chances of burning the paint - don't hold the heat gun in one place for too long because it will burn!
After its completely dry take a distress ink (in this case I used black soot) and using a blending tool rub the ink onto the painted surface.
Take a wet paper towel and wipe the ink off the surface of the paint - it will wipe right off the paint and stay in the cracks!
And there you have it! I used Picket Fence for this tutorial but I LOVE rock candy crackle paint the best - it's a clear paint - It's great for painting over the top of vintage images because the image shows through (because its clear!) and you get an aged effect with the cracks and ink
Hope you enjoyed! If you have suggestions for another quick tutorial let me know!
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