DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering.

by Jenn

Check it out! I love this DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering project I recently did. I’m excited to share it with you.

Diy shabby planter

I painted this planter for my oldest sister, for her birthday. This was used to be a small storage bench. The problem was the thing so small you couldn’t fit anything in it!

DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering project

The paint is crackle paint done with glue, and the lettering is no fail sign lettering. This DIY crackle Paint and Easy lettering project not only looks great but it’ is super easy too!

The bench started out like this. I took the top off.

I gave it a quick coat stain. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You are going to cover it up anyways. Don’t bother using pre-stain.

DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering project

Work in sections. Squirt on some glue. Any white glue will work. Elmers is good. I used Weldbond as it’s what I had on hand.

DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering project

Brush the glue on with an old brush. Doesn’t have to be fancy. You want medium coverage. Not too thin, but not too thick either. Different thickness of the glue will yield different crackle effects. You can always play around with it on some scrap.

DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering project

Brush your paint directly on top of the glue. Take a hair dryer and start drying your section. You will see the crackles start right away.

DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering project

Continue section by section until you’re done. Leave it to dry fully for about 4 hours. I always leave things overnight if I can.

FOR THE LETTERING:

DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering project

Print out your letters, and cut the to size, tape them onto your painted product

DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering project

Take a ballpoint pen and trace over your paper letters, press HARD! When you are done, pull the paper off, and you will have the indents of your letters in your paint.

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Take a small paintbrush and fill them in. That’s it! You can seal up your finished product, or give it a bit of distressing first (that’s what I did).  To my surprise the DIY Crackle Paint and Easy Lettering Project wasn’t that difficult.  Do let me know if you give it a shot and if you want to check out a few other DIY projects click on the below links.

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Trish Hope November 23, 2015 - 1:27 am

Wow,I have used white glue for many craft projects,such as sealing tissue onto claypots.I love how cheap it is compared to other similar products.Will be adding this use to my craft arsenal.

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