Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Easy-cheapy Elmers glue crackled board

I bought this vinyl wall art a while back at ross.

But I didn't want to put it on my wall because we Havnt redone that room yet and it would be lost forever! When I thought of putting it on a board...a board how plain! So I found a tute on crackle paint but I went back and I guess her sites down all the pics are gone! So I guess ill do my own! I sanded my boards edges and painted a base coat I used brown. This is the color you want showing thru.

It takes more of this color because it soaks into the wood a bit. LET THAT DRY! Next you need elmers glue or any school glue and your top coat paint color.

I used french vanilla. Next you need two foam brushes and in section paint a thick layer of glue. U want to make LONG STRAIGHT STROKES and stop your strokes at different lengths or u can see where your sections are. I didn't do this with the first section and u can kinda tell. The thicker your coat it on the bigger your cracked will be less smaller. Now IMMEDIATELY use your second brush and paint over the glue.

Use enough paint do it lightly not to brush the glue along and long strokes not little ones or u will see it in your cracks later. Then go to your next section u use a lot of glue for big cracks! Glue is cheap so go ahead I decided to pour it on and smear it around.

See my staggered stokes. Once u leave one section and go onto another section dont go back it starts getting tacky quickly and will brush right off work quickly the first time small sections if your worried. This is what the first section looked like when I got done with all of them.

Tiny cracks starting to form. THIS IS THE LONG PART! Leave it alone it takes a long time to dry not sure how long but forever! Hours! But so worth it just go do something else I let it dry overnight.

After an hour you can really see it! But still wet...leave it be :) The next day yay its ready I took distressing ink.

and rubbed it on the edges. You can use the base coat paint color or anything like that if you want.

Then I dabbed it with this thing.

All the way around. Next I put on my letters they come with directions. Or you could stencil, paint, cricket, silhouette whatever! Ready for this! TADA

I was going to put a shiny top coat but decided I didn't want it shiny. So..yay! What do you think! if you crackle something post a link in the comment. WHO KNEW elmers glue did that!
Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Im going to add this post to this link party


  1. Now I'm going to have to make one...not sure what though. I will ponder this. LOL Oh where did you get your distressing ink?

  2. I got the distressing ink and dabber thing at Joannes fabric. They have all kinds of colors and different ways u can buy the stuff bottles etc.