I was inspired by a show, that had antiques that were old plaster statues, with cracks. That old matte finish, dusty look that easily tells the age of the the art piece.  In this lesson, I’m taking this idea and glamming it up, creating an old styled, cracked plaster effect and then using some metallic glaze to shine it up.


Supplies Used

Substrate:  140lb Watercolour Paper


  • DecoArt Media Mediums:
    • Matte Medium – DMM20
    • White Gesso – DMM18
    • Crackle Paint: White – DMM15
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics:
    • Raw Umber – DMFA37
    • Phthalo Blue – DMFA23
    • Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
    • Metallic Silver – DMFAS48
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Glaze:  Luminous Gold – DGM02



  • paper towels/baby wipes
  • palette knife
  • palette paper
  • flat brushes