Saturday, 17 January 2015

Playing with DecoArt Media Crackle Products


I wanted to have a play with the new to me range of crackle products made by DecoArt for the media range.  I started off with the clear crackle paste. The mdf shape was base coated in white gesso and then sprayed with the yellow shimmer media mister. Once dry a thickish coat of the clear crackle paste was applied and left to dry over night.


I did exactly the same with this one but used the orange mister spray this time.


This is a chipboard die cut shape, again gesso'd and painted in phthalo green yellow media paint.  This time I just dabbled the crackle paste in certain areas.


I then rubbed carbon black media paint over the pieces.


And then rubbed most of it off, so it just stayed in the cracks.


Did the same with this one except used titan buff media paint.


Close up, you can see the cream colour in the cracks.


Another chipboard die cut, gesso'd and painted with primary magenta media paint, then a thin coat of the crackle glaze applied.


Same again this one was painted with primary cyan and the crackle applied thinly over the top.


This one I gesso'd and crackled straight over the top.


I added carbon black antiquing cream over this one, rubbed it back and sealed with a coat of ultra matte varnish.


I added white antiquing cream to the magenta crackled heart shape and wipe back.


Then I added quinacridone gold to the white heart.


I stamped the script over the magenta heart with black versa fine ink and run it round the edges.


And I did the same with the blue coloured piece of chipboard.


Next I tried the white crackle paste, I coated the mdf tag with matte medium and applied a thick coat. Left over night to dry, then watered down green gold media paint and painted over half.


I did exactly the same with the white crackle paint and to be honest, don't really know what the difference is, so will keep playing with these 2 products.


Next I painted wooden hearts in carbon black and napthol red. I put a thin layer of the white crackle paint over the red one.


And a thin layer of the white crackle paste over the black one. Again I could see any difference in the products. 


Next I experimented with stencils.


This is the white crackle paint


And the white crackle paint again.


This is the white crackle paste. Again, I can't tell any really difference in the two products.

Hopefully you'll see these samples used in some projects in the near future.


11 comments:

Helen said...

You've had a great play day!! Love the crackles.

massofhair said...

Fab experiments with the Crackle products. The difference i have found is the paint is thin so enly get an eggshell crackle, quite delicate, where the crackle paste can be applied thicker and the cracks are larger and deeper.

The paint drys a lot quicker than the paste so is good for crackling small areas.

Looking forward to seeing your finished projects :-) xxx

Sid said...

Great to see the various effects Sam. Thanks for sharing !

Lin said...

wow Sam you have been a busy girl today!! loving all your experiments and will look forward to seeing what you do with them xxx

craftytrog said...

Wow! You've been busy Sam! Look forward to seeing your projects! xxx

Claire said...

Oh lots of experimenting! Looking forward to seeing these as finished projects in the future! X

chrissies said...

Wonderful effects Sam. I am not good with crackle at all but all of these have made me want to have another go

Love Chrissie

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Sam looks like you been havei g a good play loving all the colours and crackle xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Looks like you had fun again !
Love all the crackle, it gives such a nice texture !
Corrie x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Sam, these are great. Thanks so much for sharing your experiments.

Ruth said...

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful experiments, LOVE the crackle effects you've acheived...I've resisted so far but the decoart products are calling me! Ruth x

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