Hi Nancy, on what kind of surface? Metal?
Is t his what you had in mind?
Here are some ways other Hometalkers have done it
You can use a crackle medium with acrylic paints.
Purchase crackle where you purchase chalk paint. Read directions. Will tell you how to get larger or smaller cracks. Paint under color, them crackle, then top coat that will shrink and show bottom color.
It depends on what surface you are working with but for the most part, I use a specialty paint to achieve a crackle effect. Krylon makes a spray paint or you can use a brush on for wood.
Hi Nancy, I make Milk Paint crackle all the time and you don't need any additional products. When you want to crackle milk paint, put it on thick and then use a hair dryer on high heat to dry the paint quickly. The heat will cause the paint to crackle and give it a beautiful old look. It's super easy with milk paint. (true milk paint that you mix yourself).
Here is info I found for you
This is a Chemical reaction of one on top of the other. A two part system . You will have to buy both parts to get the effect.
Hi Nancy, hope this helps you, without the expense of buying a crackle paint
Hi Nancy: What is the item you want the cracked/crackled effect on? Martha Stewart has a site that may help:
Hi Nancy, there are lots of posts here on crackled paint techniques:
THey make crackle paint. Paint it on and then put the regular paint on top after the crackle has dried. Careful not to put too much on though otherwise it will get goopy.
Hello. There are several proprietary formulations out there to consider. Some have a finer crackle than others most typically it is a two-part system off and with an antiquing stain on top if you really want to see the crackle.
Here are some ideas: https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=crackle%20effect
It might depend on what surface you’re attempting to do this on. You can buy crackle mediums but I’ve also used a white glue technique.