I think I may have cracked the code for crackling fabric! I don't know if I told you but I have mentioned it on facebook about trying to figure out how to crackle fabric! Man, I have tried so many things! (I have been using muslin). Finally yesterday, I used these steps to create a fairly descent crackle on muslin. I'm still going to try another thing I read about yesterday called one step crackle by deco art I believe. But I have to go and buy that today. Anyway, here are the steps I used to create this pink crackle on muslin.
- Gesso the fabric ( tried without the gesso and it did not work at all...I think the gessoing makes the fabric less porous and makes the paints stay on better? )-allow to dry
- paint fabric with the color you want to show through when it crackles _I used white
- Paint the fabric with the crackle medium (in this case I used FolkArt Crackle Medium-allow to dry
- Paint on the top color and allow to dry-I did use the heat gun to speed up process.
- SEE CRACKLE EFFECT