Faux Crazed Porcelain
by Shelly Hickox
Create a faux porcelain look with crackle paint and ultra thick embossing powder.
- Heat gun
- Die cut mat board or chipboard (plain cardstock can be used, but it will not look as realistic)
- White crackle paint, (Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint used here)
- Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
- Clear embossing ink
- Permanent black dye Ink or black acrylic paint
- Rubber stamp with bold image, words or numbers work well
Paint die cut mat board with an even layer of crackle paint.
The thicker the paint layer, the larger the cracks will be. Keep in mind that the color of the mat board will show through the cracks when the paint is dry.
Let paint dry completely. Once cracks start to appear, you can speed up the process with your heat gun.
Stamp your image onto the cracked surface with either permanent dye ink or black acrylic paint.
Let dry thoroughly. Use your heat gun to heat set, if desired.
Cover surface with clear embossing ink.
Coat inked surface with UTEE, tap off excess.
Using a heat gun, heat UTEE until it melts and covers the surface.
If necessary, you can repeat steps 3 and 4 for thicker coverage. One to two coats is usually sufficient.
Use your finished piece as desired.
Feel free to experiment with other colors of crackle paint, ink, and shapes!