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Kroma Crackle Medium | Make Beautiful Textures with Paint - Vancouver BC

How to Use KROMA crackle

Kroma Crackle is a versatile product and can be used in several different ways to produce different effects. Here are Step-by-Step instructions for Three Different Techniques.


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Basic Technique

 

 

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1. Apply a layer of acrylic colour to your surface and allow to dry -

this is the colour that will show in between the cracks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2. Apply a layer of kroma crackle straight from the tube. Spread it around with a palette knife as if you were icing a cake. The layer should be at least 1mm thick - The thicker the layer the bigger the cracks. When completely dry, the crackle layer will be white. The drying time will depend on the thickness of the crackle layer. Within 24 hours cracks will have formed but complete drying of a thick layer may take longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. To make a surface that is flexible and durable, a layer of clear acrylic medium should be applied as a sealer – this will make it possible to bend, cut, fold and handle your crackled surface so thatit can be used in all kinds of creative projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. You can add colour to this surface with your favourite art materials; watercolours, acrylic paint, inks, markers, spray paint, stamps…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch a video demonstration of the basic crackle technique on the Kroma Crackle Youtube Page

 

 

Examples of drybrushed acrylic colour, watercolour and inks and markers:

 

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Tinted Crackle Technique

 


how to use kroma crackle

 

 

 

1. Apply a layer of acrylic colour to your surface and allow to dry - 

this is the colour that will show in between the cracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

how to use kroma crackle

 

 

 

2. Mix a small amount of acrylic paint with kroma crackle (up to 5% colour). Spread it around with a palette knife as if you were icing a cake. The layer should be at least 1mm thick - The thicker the layer the bigger the cracks. Allow to dry. The drying time will depend on the thickness of the crackle layer. Within 24 hours cracks will have formed but complete drying of a thick layer may take longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

how to use kroma crackle

 

 

 

 

3. To make a surface that is flexible and durable, a layer of clear acrylic medium should be applied as a sealer – this will make it possible to bend, cut, fold and handle your crackled surface so that it can be used in all kinds of creative projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch a video demonstration of the tinted crackle technique on the Kroma Crackle Youtube Page

 

 

 

Take it Further, Mix it Up! Experiment!


Paint patterns underneath, swirl together different colours of tinted crackle. Allow to partially dry and then heat dry forming islands of cracks. The possibilities are endless…


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These two techniques are for use on flat surfaces as they may take up to three days to completely dry depending on the thickness of the layer of the crackle.


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If you want to work on a 3D surface or if you want a quick drying time you can use:


Michael DeMeng’s deMented Derma Technique

 

michael demeng's demented derma technique with kroma crackle

 

 

 

1. With a brush cover the desired surface with white (pva) glue. While the glue is still wet you can add a bit of acrylic paint to the glue. This will be the colour between the cracks.


2. Dry with a heat tool, but don’t let bubble up. Oscillate.


3. Apply a liberal layer of Kroma Crackle - 
The thicker, the layer the bumpier the surface will be.


4. Dry with a heat tool. Heat until it turns white and crackled.


5. Apply a layer of diluted Acrylic Fluid Medium and dry.


6. Apply washes of colour to tint.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: When using a heat tool remember to use caution and work in an adequately ventilated space.

 

michael demeng's demented derma and kroma crackle

 

Watch a video demonstration of the Demented Derma technique on the Kroma Crackle Youtube Page

 

Read more about Michael deMeng and how he discovered this technique.

 

 

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