Learn how to create a rich blue background covered with a cracked glass effect.
You can use the background as is, or cut up the page at the end for cracked glass ATC’s (artist trading cards), postcards or smaller backgrounds.
I ended up upcycling this background into an acrylic painting of a corkscrew branch named “How to Paint a Leafless Tree“.
Using One-Step Crackle to Create a Cracked Glass Effect.
Strathmore Visual Journal
Paint Palette: DecoArt Traditions Acrylics
- Titanium White – DAT35
- Sapphire Blue – DAT27
- Cerulean Blue – DAT28
- Blue Grey – DAT30
- Phthalo Blue – DAT24
- Vermilion – DAT09
- Carbon Black – DAT42
Prep and Mediums
- Acrylic Gesso – TXFP06
- One-Step Crackle – DS69
- DuraClear Satin Varnish – DS21
Royal Soft-Grip Brushes
- #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425
- #8 Gold Taklon Round – SG250
- #4 Bristle Fan – SG825
- ¾” Gold Taklon Stroke B – SG711
- 1” Glaze Wash – 3700
- 1″ Wood Handled Foam Brush -RFOMW-1 or 3/4″ Gold Taklon Glaze Wash – SG700 to apply acrylic gesso if necessary
- Craft & Glue Brush – RD80
- Royal Square Brush Basin – RD325
- Royal Brush Grooming Pad – RD100
- Ranger non-stick craft sheet (currently using the Unstick Arts and Craft Sheet)
- baby wipes or kitchen wipes
- paper towels
- heat gun or hair dryer
- misting bottle
- wax or parchment paper
- masking tape
What did you think?
Do you like the look of cracked glass in art? Share your thoughts in the comments below.