posted on Oct, 8 2010 @ 11:51 AM
I recently started a new project, something I wanted to do for a very long time: furniture remake!
So I went to a little second hand store and bought some furniture that had the exact shape I like. I have this very specific broquant antique look in
my head and the ones I bought are just right.
I never did woodwork or painted anything else but paper and walls, this is going to be a very experimental project for me.... so I spend hours and
days looking up techniques on the internet. So far I did everything right, started from scratch, took appart the furniture, removed old paint and
varnish, put a primer on.... this all took me 5 days, LOL
I want the furniture to have cracked paint on the sides, working with a under layer (the color of the cracks) and a top layer. I found this
'craquelure varnish' in an art store, I tested it and the effect is just right. But, it is also very expensive and not really meant to do big pieces
with. The intention is to put on the under layer, put the craquelure varnish on that and then the top layer over it (the craquelure makes the paint
from the toplayer shrink so it makes craques.. some kind of chemical effect).
I'm starting the last process tomorrow.....
Now I was wondering, for future projects, if there isn't another way to make paint crack? Except for leaving it on for 30 years.......
There is nothing on the Internet about this but I figured that someone should know something that works and that is a bit cheaper?
all hints and tips are welcome, as well for the cracked paint as for painting furniture!
edit on 8/10/2010 by GypsK because: (no reason