3.13.2011

Black Paint...

...my first time doing the "crackle effect" with elmer's glue!

Below is what the candle sticks looked like before I started. I was at walmart when I saw this set of 3 on an end isle for $5. (Regularly $21). I snatched 2 sets!
I first sprayed them an ivory white...

Then I followed the Elmer's Glue Crackle Directions, by first painting on Elmer's Glue (a lot) and then immediately painting on the black acrylic paint...
It took FOREVER for it to start crackling, and I was worried I had failed,
but then I saw my very first crackle...
I went to bed to let it finish it's job.
How cool is that? It became rustic without my help!
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I took these $2 candles at Walmart...

...and used the same black acrylic paint to make a zebra design.
It's super easy! If you dont think you can do it, just find a zebra print and copy it!

(By now you're probably noticing my angelic white walls ...
that's just great).


Zebra print is the one animal print I just CANT live without.
I have multiple zebra prints throughout my house!

Do you have any zebra-print in your home?
(DONT FORGET to sign up for the giveaway below)

5 comments:

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Genius! Love it!

'T' said...

well now, how fun is that crackle? i went to our jr. miss last night and the 2nd runner up had a purple and zebra printed formal. it was just adorable.

SweetMelissa said...

It is a nailbiting thing, isn't it...waiting for those silly cracks! I did mine with vinyl wallpaper adhesive...worked really good too.

Love Lorri said...

My fifteen year olds room is screming with Zebra. We both LOVE it!!!

FawnKreations said...

Very cool! I am so glad I saw this as I will be doing the same thing for a wedding soon. Great Job! =)

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