While shopping around online I came across a crackling medium I hadn't tried before. I've used craft mediums from Plaid and such as well as crackling paste from Golden. This medium from Matisse was described as yielding a thinner texture and worked between layers of paint in a traditional crackle medium way. I thought "what the heck?" and picked it up.
I tried it out on the background of this page. I started with a base layer of paynes grey, let it dry, then applied the crackle medium. Once it had dried for the specified length of time I layered mixes of acrylic colors over the top hoping that the dark blue color would come through.
|Flower shapes are from a Donna Downey stencil|
|Very subtle crackling|