The crackle nail polish trend that blew up last year was a fun nail art trend, but until we found a bottle of Martha Steward crackle paint at a craft store, we had no idea that you could create the same effect on furniture. We like the paint because it makes our accessories look aged and antique-y minus the oh 20-90 years of aging required! :) We chose to give a wooden tray we found at a local craft store the crackle makeover, but you can give the same finish to any object that works with acrylic paint. Tutorial below!
- Crackle finish paint (we really like Martha's brand)
- Acrylic paint
- Paintbrushes (both big and small according to your object)
- Object to paint. We used a wooden tray found at a local craft store.
1.) Although your instructions on your crackle paint may vary, our first step was to paint a primer coat of acrylic paint.
2.) After drying, we applied the crackle paint.
3.) Lastly, to get the crackle effect, you add one more layer of acrylic paint. As it dries, you will see the crackle effect.
Emily + Erick