Crackle effect

Crackle effect:

As I promised you, in this post I will explain how to use crackle product and make crackle effect.

crackle effect
Marabu Cracklee Medium

crackle effect.

As you can see in the picture, I use Marabu Cracklee medium, there is a Marabu Chalky-Chic Media & varnishes, but for now we’ll talk about Marabu Cracklee medium. It’s very simple. Of course, first we choose items which we want to decorate. I чосе a simple box of coffee.


You need the two colors, for example, I used black and white, because it must be the contrast for better effect. First paint your item (I used black), leave it to dry. If you want to speed up the process, you can use hairdryer, than cover it with Marabu Cracklee medium. Depending on the thickness of the medium we can get bigger or smaller cracks.Leave it to dry again. Now paint it with different  color. If you want to add decoupage on it, you must use very light color (I used white). Depending on the application of the paint you can get different shapes of cracks. Leave it to dry.
Please note! The paint starts to crack almost immediately, so do not paint twice in the same place! After this you can work decoupage technique. Do not forget protect your work with varnish. My box of coffee look like this….

crackle effect



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