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Crackle

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I am trying to do the crackle finish that you see on alot of blackjacks baits.I know you can use elmers glue but i cant get it.I am just not getting the cracks to work. Can anyone help?

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"crackle medium", buy it at any arty farty shop, there are heaps of manufacturers, I have "JoSonja" but have not used it yet, but have used others- and follow the directions. This for acrylic paints I don't know about auto enamels etc. pete

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I've used Titebond liquid hide wood glue. Brush on a coat and let it dry over night. The trick is to spray on a WET coat of paint over the Titebond. (I use Createx) As I understand it, the Titebond absorbs the moisture from the paint at a rapid rate causing the paint to shrink and crack. You'll probably want to experiment with the thickness of the Titebond coat, the paint viscosity and application technique to achieve the results you're looking for. Good luck and have fun!

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Do what Rollo said..use the Titebond Glue. Add some Gesso to your paint to help along the cracking. The amount of Gesso will control the crackle pattern.

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Whew! I just use acrylic paint and crackle medium from the local hobby emporium. It takes practice to get 2 sides of a bait to look the same.

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i use old village crackle. its reel good stuff. resutlts are very good following instructions

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