Art Journal Prompt: Crackle
Create a crackle background in your journal or on a canvas today.
How I created my page:
You can use several things to create crackles. There are commercial crackle mediums available from just about every company. You can spend a lot on them… and you can even find them at the hardware store. (where they are a WHOLE lot less expensive) I got mine at the hardware store and it’s by Valspar.
You can also do the technique with simple white glue. Yep.. Even Elmer's or the stuff you can get at the dollar store works. So.. since there are videos out there already on it.. I didn’t recreate one for you. If you would prefer me to, I certainly can. Just let me know.
In the mean time.. here’s one by that shows how to do it with glue. They recommend their own, of course. You can use any acrylic paint and any glue or medium to do this.
First step – Background
Second step – Collage and Doodles. I used my dip pen to draw some doodles around my page.
Third step – Journaling. I’ll be writing some personal stuff on this page and so I won’t share the journaling with you. But the page is smooth so I can even write on it with a ball point pen.
Dry or Not to Dry
- If you use a medium, follow the directions but for the most part you have to let it dry before adding the acrylic on top.
- If you use glue, you put the second coat of paint on while the glue is wet.
Thick or Thin Paint
- Thick paint makes thick cracks
- Think paint makes thinner cracks
Working Time on Second Coat of Acrylics
- You have a little bit of working time, but not much. The general rule of thumb is that once it starts cracking to leave it alone.
Supplies used today:
A Word from Tee:
I’m late today and well.. that happens to me sometimes. The day just gets away with me. I bet that happens to you guys too. *grin*