Krakle: do it yourself
Tray with Tulips by Natalya Tarasova
Two-step method You will need: • brushes, wipes • contour paint • acrylic paints • alcohol-based craquelure gum (varnish) • lacquer varnish (gum arabic) • wax-based patina or bitumen mastic1. Transfer the pattern to the tray through the carbon paper. 2. Circle the pattern with gold contour paint-reserve and paint it inside with acrylic paints. 3. We cover with gummy varnish the entire surface of the tray, trying not to brush twice in one place. Let it dry for 1 hour. After that, apply a thin layer of water-based varnish (gumarabik). The varnish is self-leveling and dries quickly, after 20-30 minutes. 4. Put the mastic on a napkin and start overwriting the cracks in a circular motion, instantly removing the excess with a dry napkin. Depending on the desired effect, you can start grouting at different times: either when large cracks appear, or when smaller ones appear. Let us dry for 24 hours.
Old casketWork of Svetlana Novozhilova
The two-step method You will need: • a wooden base • primer for decoupage • decorative napkins • adhesive for decoupage • craquelure varnish (solvent based) • craquelure varnish (water based) • hair dryer, brushes, rags • sandpaper, scissors • oil paint1. Sand the surface of the casket and apply primer for decoupage. Separate the top layer of the napkin, cut it out and glue it on the box cover. 2. We apply solvent-based craquelure varnish and let it dry (4-6 hours). We apply a second water-based varnish and accelerate the drying process with a hairdryer. Cracks begin to appear: the thicker the applied varnish layer and the wider the brush, the larger the size of the cracks. 3, 4 We show cracks by rubbing the oil paint with our fingers. Using a cotton cloth, remove excess paint until the desired result is obtained. After three days, we fix the result by applying another layer of craquelure varnish based on a solvent or alcohol.
Photo frame by Anna Akimova
One-step method You will need: • a glass frame • alcohol, napkins, a sponge • brushes, scissors • a paint-contour on glass • glue for decoupage on glass • craquelure varnish • acrylic paint (white, yellow and metal or glossy) 1. Degrease the glass with alcohol or acetone. Then cut out the pattern from a napkin (tulip flower), removing the 2 lower layers of paper. With a glass contour, we apply a photo frame and glue the cut-out napkin with the decoupage glue face down on the glass. We apply craquelure varnish to the inner surface of the frame and dry it for 20-30 minutes. 2, 3 We cover the flower with one layer of white acrylic paint and wait until it dries. Then we cover with metal or glossy acrylic paint. We draw additional decorative strips with gold paint-contour on the glass. 4. Apply a yellow acrylic paint on the entire surface of the frame remaining free with a sponge. Dry and coat again with a layer of metallic. Cracks will appear on the front of the frame.
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