paintable crackle paint

The technique covered in this video lesson is working with texture on Stonehenge paper to make a very simple, yet beautiful background.  You can sand, paint and collage on top of this to push your background into a formal piece of art.

How to Use Raw Paintable Crackle Paint


Background Type:

  • Stonehenge Paper

Palette: DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

  • Cobalt Teal Hue- DMFA10
  • Interference Blue – DMFA101

Prep and Mediums

  • DecoArt Media Crackle Paint – DMM15
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium – DMM20


Royal Aqualon

  • 1″ & 3/4″ Wash Glaze – R2700
  • #4 Shader – R2150

Royal Soft-Grip

  • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Painting Knife – LP9
  • Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun


What did you think?

Have you ever used a crackle product in your art or decor?  What did you use and how did you use it?  Share in the comments below.