There was one thing I was looking forward to after wrapping up my class; texture experiments galore! I had a bucket of marble dust sitting in my studio and almost forgot what I bought it for. Crackle fun of course!
A while ago I worked with some pre-made crackle paste, the stuff you can buy from different brands. It’s great fun and I love the effect. My bank account not so much though, cause it’s not cheap. I saw some alternatives around and wanted to give it a try.
I’m looking forward to getting more out of this way of working with better tools because the application was a bit sloppy. But the magic of seeing cracks appear makes it all better! I’ve made a video for you, and below that I’ve also linked to other amazing resources. Let me know what you think in the comments!
What really helped me was this amazing video by Petra Jongbloed. Her whole channel is just one magical texture walhalla so go check it out. I also read this blog by Michelle Hendry who does a much better job maintaining ratios!
I hope you enjoyed this video! Let me know in the comments if you’ve used this technique before, or are planning to.