15 ways to use Distress Crackle Paint

August 23, 2010

in Acrylics,Distress Crackle Paint,Thinking Inking

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Hi there! I am revisiting Jennifer McGuire’s free 9-week class at Two Peas in a Bucket called Thinking Inking.

This week I will be revisiting Week 4 of Jennifer’s videos, about Ranger Distress Crackle Paints, which come in regular and metallic colors. Distress Crackle Paints are a special formula of acrylic paint that is designed to crackle as it dries for a very cool aged effect. It is a one-step crackle finish, which makes it different from other crackle products which generally require two or three steps.

Techniques in each Thinking Inking video

Each week in Thinking Inking, Jennifer shares 3 videos full of techniques. I re-watched the videos and made notes for Week 4 about how she used Distress Crackle Paints. She uses a non-stick craft sheet with the paint. And she mentioned that the metallic colors take 3 times as long to dry as the other colors.

Here are at least 15 ways to use Distress Crackle Paint, plus other techniques:

Week 4 – Part 1: Basics

1. QuickKutz Revolution
2. Negative die cuts as masks
3. Distress Crackle basics for small and big crackles
4. Enhancing crackles with Paint Dabbers (or acrylic paint)
5. Adding shine with pearl Paint Dabber (or acrylic paint)
6. Adding water to Distress Crackle Paints if they dry out a bit

Week 4 – Part 2: Stamp with paint

7. Painting in stamped images with Distress Crackle Paint
8. Enhancing crackles with markers
9. Shading around crackles with Distress Ink
10. Cutting clear stamps
11. Stamping on top of crackles with permanent ink
12. Enhancing crackles with Distress Ink
13. Basic Grey 6″ x 6″ paper pads
14. Mounting a long clear stamp so it is straight
15. Stamping on top of crackles with permanent ink (revisited)
16. Embossing on Distress Crackle Paint

Week 4 – Part 3: Adding Shine

17. Metallic Distress Crackle Paint basics
18. Altering chipboard before using with Crackle Paint
19. Punching through Distress Crackle Paint
20. Die cutting through Distress Crackle Paint
21. Toning down patterened paper with Distress Inks (revisited)
22. Adding Perfect Pearls to Distress Crackle Paint
23. Making your own pearl mist with Perfect Pearls & Mini-Mister
24. Adding color to a pearl mist with Distress Ink re-inker
25. Mixing different colors of Distress Crackle Paints together
26. Adding Glossy Accents to add shine
27. Using Glossy Accents as an adhesive
28. Protecting crackle finish with Glossy or Matte Accents
29. Mixing with Metallic Distress Crackle Paint
30. Edging Distress Crackle Paint with Distress Inks
31. Toning down patterned paper with Distress Ink (revisited)

Have you ever used Distress Crackle Paint?

Do you like the look of a crackle finish? Have you used Distress Crackle Paint? Or some other type of crackle paint before?

Thanks for stopping by!

{ 2 appreciated comments }

1 Patty August 25, 2010 at 7:59 am

Wow! These are my favorite Anne! I love the colors you used. I don’t have alot of experience with crackle paint, but I just love the look. I have a few items (non scrapbook related) that I’m leaning toward using crackle paint on. Actually they are items that will be hanging in my craft room. I’ve been doing some research before I dive into the project since I’ve never done it before. Thanks for the inspiration!

2 kelly booth August 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

LOVE this Anne…WOW…The Kraft and White with crackle is just Perfect!!

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