If you have ever wanted to create a vintage crackle effect for your projects, then you have come to the right place. In today’s video tutorial I’ll show you a really quick and easy way to create a crackle with a vintage look and feel. Here’s the kind of look you can achieve with this technique.
You Will Need
- Jar of water
- Black mount board or chip board painted black
- Palette Knife
- Piece of rag or cloth for cleaning tools
- Small pot or lid from plastic milk bottle to mix in
- Palette to mix colour
- Winsor & Newton: Galeria; Modelling Paste
- Daler Rowney Interference colour: Shimmering Gold
It’s easiest to understand with the video tutorial, but given the global nature of the internet, I’ll put written instructions in as well so if English isn’t the language you use, click on the translator tab at the side of the blog for translation.
Put some modelling paste into bottle top
Mix some Shimmering gold into the modelling paste, a little at a time
Apply the modelling paset onto the mount board using the palette knife (then put the knife into water so the paste doesn’t dry on to it)
Press another piece of black or dark coloured mountboard on to the paste, move the boards around a little to create more texture.
Peel the boards appart while the paste is still wet.
Set boards aside to dry. The gold colour will be more obvious once the paste has dried. Less paste will show more colour.
Another way to add texture is using a scrunched up plastic bag. Apply layer of paste to the board, then while the paste is still wet, dab into it using the bag. As you lift the bag off it will leave texture on the board in the paste.
You will get different effects depending on
- How much paste you apply to the boards
- How long you wait before applying the board/bag
- Experiment and see what effects you can create and which you like.
For links to suppliers of modelling paste and acrylic paint, please check out the Art tab at the top of the blog.
You can also use the techniques I showed previously in my earlier films, to add different texture effects to your paste
- Faux Crackle
- Embossed Stone Texture
Hope you give this technique a try, it would be great to add small areas of texture to projects or as surface decoration to boxes and cards. Would love to see what you create using the technique, do let me know what you create.
Best wishes and thanks for reading see you soon