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I've heard of a technique some people use where they add white glue to there paint to cause it to crack when the glue dries. I'd like to try this out! I've tried varies differnt mixes but have yet to get a cracking effect. Anyone know of this technique or can give me any ideas on anouther way to do this?
I want to do this technique on a spear. I want to paint the spear yellow then paint black over top. I want the crackz to form and "reveal" the yellow. I think this would look sweet if I could get it to happen.
I assume it would be PVA glue?
AGLOCO - Earn money by browsing the internet!Originally Posted by Krevzi and Me
Only thing I personally know causes this effect is scumble glaze. But thats used in interior decorating.
Cracking tends to occur when paint dries to quickly. I am not sure of an exact technique, I would normally paint cracks on. You could try a blowdryer. This will dry the paint quickly posssibly causing it to crack. Perhaps if the paint is resting on a layer of paint it willhelp to do it. Oils are another place to look. Differing consistency will often cause cracking. Oils could really mess up your models.
Try having two different paints and one of them having more water in it. Because it is wetter it will take longer to dry and so possibly crack.
PVA glue is what i tried. Hmm.. wonder if that glaze would work on a miny? Guess I'll find out.
I spent 15 years working in my father's paint store. Regular white glue will not really work. You want to use hide glue aka animal glue, it's what faux finishers use, a regular paint store or even Home Depot will know what you're talking about.
If not you can use what's called weather glaze or crackle finish. Weather glaze will give you that old beach house paint is peeling off look while crackle finish will look more like the hair line cracks in old porceline.
The weathering glaze will allow you to see your base coat as it'll shrink. Crackle finish - you'll have to wash over the crackle finish to create the basecoat.
if it works it will definately give you an interesting look, might almost work for power weapons (since they "crackle" with energy anyway)
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