The crackle finish on Alisa R. (Treasurefield’s) Sitting Pretty polymer bird, made me take another look at my project that I thought was finished. Not-so-fast! Perhaps I need to explore that lovely crackle glaze. It makes a fabulous faux old ceramic finish and might work on the mosaic I’m building.
Remember Alisa’s faux wood, faux gems? She’s got a knack and I’m off to buy some crackle paint.
Deb Tuchsen ,
So adorable – almost looks like an old fashioned cut out sugar cookie.
Crackle paint and faux raku makes a lovely contrast (learned from Valerie Wright many years ago). She did the crackle after baking, so that’s what I do.
Alisa R. ,
Thanks Cynthia! And Deb!
By the way, I used Tim Holtz’ Distress crackle paint. It’s incredibly hard and durable. And for these, I used the white crackle paint, “antiqued” with shoe polish –the waxy kind. The color fades a bit after a while, but it gives a look I couldn’t get with paint.
Very interested to see your mosaic, Cynthia. I’ve been making/collecting little micro-tessarae with visions of tiny mosaics in mind, a la Cynthia Toops, though not THAT tiny, nor as detailed as hers. I’m just after the challenge and fun.
Susan A ,
wow I love the crackle paint. That looks so good
I too love using the Distress Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz with my Polymer Clay. It gives clay a whole new look with so many more possibilities.
I like the birdie.
Zuda Gay Pease ,
The birdie is so adorable!! I love the crackle look but have never tried it on clay. Thanks for the brand tip, Alisa. LOVE your work!!!!
Shirley Rufener ,
I love the crackle look. Years ago I used the 2-part crackle GLAZE (Anita’s or Plaid) and then antiqued my translucent dragonfly wings with Plaid’s antique medium (thinned brown acrylic paint basically). It remained slightly tacky so I added a coat of Future over it. It”s help up great! The votive is pictured in my website gallery at http://www.shirleyrufener.com/gallery.html near the bottom of the page.
Wow – this is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your technique – so very nice of you. Great work!!!!!!
Love your work and the crackle bird is so neat. I love doing all sorts of faces. I’m going to try it out on a piece I made a while ago. Thanks
Love your web site! I am new to polymer and keep getting more excited about all its possibilities…
This is awesome! I just bought some crackle glaze today so I’m just learning how to use it.. I think it would look great on stud earrings and beads!
I have an etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/claytree – can’t wait to try it out!
Babara Newton Swiger ,
A general comment about this site and magazine. I’m so glad to find it!!! Beautiful work, with so many different ideas. I too love polymer clay, its such a great medium, with endless possibilities. The little bird is really cute and the crackle look adds so much to it.