How do you make paint crackle

I want to make crackle paint.
  5 answers
  • Harper Fitzsimmons Harper Fitzsimmons on Jun 20, 2016
    Buy a crackling solution at any craft store. Put it on the wood and let it dry before you paint the wood. Next put on the paint and either wait for it to dry or blow dry it. It will crackle as it dries.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2016

  • Amy Dyanne Cooper Amy Dyanne Cooper on Jun 20, 2016
    Simply paint a thin layer of Elmer's glue on your base color, then once dry, paint your second or top color. The paint will crack as it dries and your base color will show through. Be mindful of your brush strokes as those will determine the 'crackle' design.

  • Lori Lori on Jun 21, 2016
    I can't add much beyond all this great advice but wish you well. I love the crackle look, much more than distressing really. I did a dresser once using the craft store kit and although I must have done something wrong because it never did crackle, what it did do was so beautiful and rich looking it became my favourite piece of furniture. It almost looked like patches of leather helter skelter all over but lovely. Sometimes accidents turn out better. :)

  • Harper Fitzsimmons Harper Fitzsimmons on Jun 21, 2016
    Don't take my advice bc I forgot to say to put the first color of paint on first and then the crackling solution and then the second coat of paint and let it dry. But Amy's advice seems so much better. Use it instead.....