Tuesday, September 30, 2008

decoupage crackle finish-decorative box

Decoupage-crackle finish technique

















Materials

wooden box
acrylic paints(brown,cream,metalic gold
colored photocopy
decoupage glue
scissors
sand paper
crackle medium
crackle varnish 2
oil paints-linseed oil
sealer
Steps
1-Sand the box,remove the dust with a tack cloth or damp rag.Apply acrylic paint(cream color on the top)(apply brown acrylic paint inside of the box.).Let it dry. Apply 2 times.
2-Decoupage:Cut out picture.
3-Brush backside of the picture with decoupage glue or medium.Apply to the box and smooth out any air bubbles.Brush with more glue on the top,Then let it dry.
4-Crackle finish:Apply crackle varnish-2 one coat.Paint lightly and in one direction only.Don't go over the same area twice with your paint brush.Let dry.Apply crackle medium.To create small cracks,use a thin coat.If you'd prefer larger cracks,apply a thicker coat.Let dry.Wait the recommended drying time.
5-Apply oil paint over the crackling medium.Then wipe off the excess paint with linseed oil.
6-Apply two coats of varnish for protection.

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