Cracked Glaze Effect on Tiny  House

Cracked Glaze Effect on Tiny House

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Cracked Glaze Effect on Tiny House

How to use Crackle Medium and acrylic paints to create the look of a glazed surface. 

Materials: Art Noise Permanent Acrylic Gouache paints, Tri-Art’s Crackle Ground Acrylic Medium, Tri-Art’s Liquid Iridescent Copper, Nylon brush (1/2 or 1”) Wooden 3D puzzle house


Prime and paint house surface with gesso or Art Noise paint. This will be the colour revealed between the cracks once the Crackle Ground dries.

Allow to dry before adding Crackle Ground Medium.

Note: the surface was primed with Art Noise Teal. Once dry Crackle Ground Medium was applied.​​


Apply Crackle Ground onto one side (surface) at a time. Surfaces must be horizontal or the medium will run off the surface. Apply a generous amount by pouring and then tilt the surface to spread or pour and spread with a brush. Using a small cup to pour gives more control. If using brush, very light pressured strokes must be used or the cracks will not happen. Let each side dry before adding the medium to other sides.

NOTE: The thicker the Crackle Ground is applied, the bigger the cracks. But do not apply too thick or the medium will chip off when dry. ​​


Once dry the under lying layer of colour will be revealed in the cracks. Paint may be applied over the white Crackle Ground once it is dry. This should be done in light coats with either a brush or rag to avoid filling in the cracks with paint if you want the colour below to be visible.

Applying paint in multiple thin layers, glazing, dry brushing and blending techniques will accentuate the cracks and enhance the glazed effects. Tri-Art's Liquid Iridescent Copper was dry brushed on the accentuate details.

Now your glazed effect house is ready to be displayed! Share yours with us on social media @triart.mfg

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