We are always creating things here at The Shabby Tree and believe it or not we have never tried to crackle anything before. A few of our followers have been telling me to use Elmer’s glue to create a crackle effect. I’m blown away by the result and how easy it is to do. I’m going to show you how I’m giving a few wooden bunnies a crackle effect using the Elmer’s glue.
The supplies I am using are:
1. Elmer’s glue
2. Wooden bunny cut out ( The bunny is from Amazon and you can find my Amazon affiliate link down below)
3. Paint brush
4. Burnt Sienna colored paint by DecoArt
5. Whisper colored chalky finish paint by DecoArt
The first thing I did was paint the wooden cut out with the Burnt Sienna colored paint. You can use any color paint that you want.
The next step is to add the Elmer’s glue. The thinner the Elmer’s glue the smaller crackle you will achieve. I completely covered the bunny with Elmer’s glue and then I added thicker spots of Elmer’s glue here and there to create a larger crackle.
Once I had the Elmer’s glue on I gave it a few minutes . You do not want the Elmer’s glue to dry but you do want it to achieve a pasty feel.
The next step is to add your top coat of paint. You want to be sure to start at the top and give one stroke of paint. Do not go back over your stroke of paint.
I started at the top and worked my way down the bunny. You will see the crackle effect to start appear as you add the paint.
You can use a heat gun to help with the crackle effect but it is not necessary.
This is so easy to do and I’m blown away by the crackle result.
Here is my Amazon affiliate ling for the wooden bunny cutouts that I’m using https://amzn.to/35wMwHw
I hope you will get creative and give this crackle effect a try.