Holiday Partridge Mirror (Free Pattern!)

How to create a Faux Crackle Effect

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partridge and pear pattern mirror

I decided to lighten up the frame and give it a faux crackle paint effect.  I could have bought crackle paint for this, but I’m pretty cheap.  You can get the same effect by using Elmer’s Glue and Acrylic paint.

partridge and pear pattern mirror

Begin by painting the Elmer’s glue onto the wood.  Allow it to dry a few minutes to tacky consistency.  You do not want it to totally dry or it will not crackle the paint.

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Add a thick coating of acrylic paint, working in long strokes in one direction.

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Pretty darn cool, right?  You can actually watch it crackling as it dries!

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And there you have it.  One revamped thrift store mirror, ready for the holidays!

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