Hello friends......you will be happy to know
that I found my blogging Mojo!!!!
It was with me all the time
I just needed something wonderful to blog about.
And here it is
Annie Sloan's new crackling medium
Craqueleur is a unique two step crackling process.
What's that you say...you already have a crackling medium
in your painting tool box.
Well baby get ready to toss that one out.
Annie's Craqueleur does'nt crackle the paint
it is a top coat of crackling varnish.
It will let you easily achieve that aged crackle appearance
that we love in our Ironstone and china.
I picked up this cute little table a while back
Since crackling is better suited to smaller surfaces
than large table tops, I thought this would be perfect.
I painted two coats of Antoinette
I applied one coat of Craqueleur's Step 1
It is fairly thin and went on super easy.
I used very little and I think this small jar is going
to be good for quite a few projects.
It dried very fast and very shiny...I thought it was still wet.
Next I applied a thin coat of Craqueleur Step 2.
This product is much thicker and the thinner you apply it, the smaller the cracks.
Annie says you can let it dry by itself or hit it with a blow dryer
I chose the blow dryer method.
within a couple of minutes....
After applying dark wax, all the gorgeous cracks and crevices
are beautifully highlighted.
This is how the common crackle medium works
The medium crackles the top coat of paint
Annie's crackle is on top of the paint, which is more authentic.
I really adore this product
Finally I will be able to get that aged eggshell crackle that I love on old finishes.
This is such a different look from the craft store crackle medium
The dark wax and clear top coat of wax
really brings out the beauty of this product
I am so excited by all the possibilities.
Maybe just add a touch of age to a corner of a dresser top
or the edge of a table......
Isn't she pretty?
I will definitely be ordering this AS product for my Fox Den shop.
Stay tuned for some really wonderful
That's all I can say for now
sorry...I know that is so bad of me
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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