Wednesday, November 2, 2011

all cracked up

We needed some frames to fit the sillouhetes I made of the kids. Being the cheap thrifty clever person that I am, I decided to only frame the pictures if I could find cheap matching frames of the right size at my local thrift store. Well, I found two matching, beat up, white ones for $.75 each. I could paint them, I thought! Next, upon seeing this tutorial on via Pinterest (my new fav past time), I of course had to try it out.

Supplies needed:
  • something wooden you want to look painty-antique-cracked
  • sandpaper
  • regular Elmer's glue (or similar)
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush

1.  Wipe down and sand the object you want to paint.
2.  Draw long, length-wise lines with the glue onto the object. (No reason to be perfect!) Wait 10 - 15 minutes.

3.  Paint in one-direction strokes. Let dry 24 hours.

As the paint dries, you will begin to see the cracking. So fun!

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