Saturday, March 16, 2013
Shabby Bunny Crackle Finish with Elmer's Glue
Good Morning! Grace and I just returned from a church rummage sale...We love those! It is so fun to dig for treasures. One of my greatest finds was a leather bag with Canon camera lenses. I'm not sure if they will work on my DSLR Canon~does anyone know? I still have to look into it. Either way, for $3.00, I couldn't pass it up. We found all kinds of vintage jars and lace/trim, and a vintage daisy umbrella. Of course, Grace came away with some of her own treasures as well...like those bamboo wall calendars from the 1980's, bells, books, and pink John Lennon glasses! lol
I can't believe how fast this month has gone. Before long, it will be Easter! I wanted to show you how I made my Shabby Chic Bunny in my Etsy Shop. You see, he was just a plain old resin bunny before I distressed him. I knew there was a way to make a crackle finish using Elmer's glue, so I googled it and found the full tutorial here.
The great thing is, you can use generic glue, like you get at the dollar store. I painted him with glue,
and then let the glue dry just until it was tacky (that is really important). Then I painted him
with a coat of off white paint, and watched it "crackle"!
It was a little too "uniformly crackled" for my liking, so I ended up sanding it a bit also.
Have you ever used this technique? If so, what have you used it on?