Artisan Enhancements is an amazing product line that compliments Chalk Paint® perfectly and allows you to create even more unique pieces!
This item is the quart size; also comes in an 8 ounce container.
Crackle Tex by Artisan Enhancements reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint or plaster. Crackle Tex is a clear medium that allows paint or plaster to create a larger, more dramatic chipped/crackled effect.
A unique feature is that it can be used as a "pull off" technique for added texture. Crackle Tex creates a larger, chunkier, more textural crackle effect versus the "Easy Crackle" product.
Crackle Tex is packaged in a quart size container or an 8 ounce jar. It is odorless and has low VOC and it cleans up easily with soap and water.
Crackle Tex is a highly versatile product which works well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line, as well as other decorative paint lines.
Recommended Use: Crackle Tex is formulated for application on cabinets, furniture, walls, ceilings, and/or previously painted or primed surfaces.
Tara is a customer of one of my favorite talented stockist in UK- Perry of Dovetails Vintage. I just wanted to show you this. I tell you why, because of late many of you have mentioned that you did not think Chalk Paint®by our lovely Annie Sloan could achieve the real chipped look they were looking for. Remember that Annie designed her paint to be used like an artist palette, her formula is quiet amazing and I guess that is why she is and will always be the number one and original Chalk Paint®. Even after many years of using her paint before it hit the USA market and having been in painting and design for over 25yrs, I can tell you, I am still learning just how versatile this amazing paint is. Paint layering is so much creative fun to do.
This is how Tara achieved this look and something I hope will give you some ideas of your own if this is the look you like.
Paint Antibes, Florence and Paris Gray in layers. Apply Easy Crackle or Crackle Tex. While that is drying, about 30 mins mix up Old White, Old Ochre and splash of Antoinette to make a 'Rose White'.Paint over the crackle medium you used. Leave to fully dry and then apply another layer of Crackle and a another top coat of the Rose White. You can use a hairdryer or let dry naturally. Then mix clear and dark wax while waxes are moist. To get the real chippy look, take a painters blade or blunt scraper and jab, scrap back, and chip at where it would naturally be knocked or chipped.