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How To Create a Crackle Finish

28 Feb

Want to create an antique look or crackle finish for texture and interest? We’ve got a high quality crackle treatment that is as easy as brushing on a clear coat of paint!

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We call it “All Cracked Up”.  Notice the finish underneath these two cans of paint, isn’t it beautiful? This was created with this “All Cracked Up” paint.

To create a crackle finish you begin with one layer of paint, then paint on the “All Cracked Up” coat, and then add another coat of regular paint.  Imagine the different color combinations you could achieve.

This photo shows a Pearwood color paint base coat, then All Cracked Up, with Steeple White on top. Notice how you can see the base coat color through the crackle effect.

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If you’d like to see this technique done in person, check out this video of our owner, Laney Landis adding the final coat of paint to a crackle project.  She also gives a few directions on how to create different crackle effects, using brush strokes or a plastic bag.

Happy painting everyone!

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

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How To Create a Crackle Finish with Paint

3 Nov

A crackle finish can add texture, or a sense of age to a piece of furniture or craft.

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At Laney’s Old Village Paint we have created a paint that reacts with other paint to create a crackle finish.  It’s SO FUN to use!!!  To correctly do this painting effect, you need to think in layers.  The bottom layer of paint is what will “show through” the cracks in the top layer of paint.  So first, choose a base layer color and apply.

Second, apply Old Village Paint Crackle to the dry base layer.  The crackle paint is clear.  Let dry.

Finally, you’ll add the top layer, this should be a different color than the base layer if you want to be able to see two colors in the final product.  The crackle medium will “react” with the top layer of paint, and you’ll be able to see the bottom layer of paint through the cracks that are created.  Here’s a tutorial video.  This is a great way to add character to your next project.

Happy Creating!!! ~Jenny

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Treat Yourself To A Paint Sampler

20 Oct
Who doesn’t love a sampler? I am a particular fan of chocolate samplers, cheese samplers, I think you can see a bit of a pattern here.  If you love crafting or home decorating, you might enjoy our paint sampler!

Here’s what it includes:

3 2-Oz jars of Buttermilk Paint = $14.40
3 4-Oz jars of Vintage Paint = $21.60
3 1/2 pint cans various glazes = $46.80
Colour cards and Li terature = $5.00
Total Value Worth – $87.80
& FREE SHIPPING

Actual price: $69.

Would you love to have this to experiment with!?

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Have a crafting party, or choose an item of two out of the set to give to a surprised friend as a gift.  As the weather turns cooler, it’s a great time to add a fresh coat of paint to a beloved piece of furniture, begin crafting some Christmas gifts, or invite the grandchildren or neighborhood kids over for a painting party!  We hope this kit brings you joy or helps nurture some community in your life.

~Jenny

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

3 Easy Painting Techniques for Spring

10 Mar

Add a little bit of body text 1. Crackle Finish: To correctly do this painting effect, you need to think in layers.  The bottom layer of paint is what will “show through” the cracks in the top layer of paint.  So first, choose a base layer.  Then, apply Old Village Paint Crackle to the dry base layer.  The crackle paint is clear.  Let dry.  Finally, you’ll add the top layer, this should be a different color if you want to be able to see two colors in the final product.  The crackle medium will “react” with the top layer of paint, and you’ll be able to see the bottom layer of paint through the cracks that are created.  Here’s a tutorial video.  This is a great way to add character or “age” a piece of furniture or door! 3a587dae2948be5477b12fe1a57d5c4f 2. Decorative Painting Techniques.  You can add a huge variety of texture to paint using common items from around the house, and this is how many historic painting techniques were done.  With rags, corn cobs, and cleaning brushes!  Experiment with wet paint and one of these items, and know that as long as you don’t wait too long, you can brush over any effect you create and try again!  Here’s a tutorial video with some of these techniques demonstrated. corn-cob-graining 3. Whitewashing/Pickling: To whitewash a wall or piece of furniture, simply clean the surface and apply the whitewash (available in gritty or smooth.) To achieve a pickling finish on a door, piece of furniture, or wall, mix 1/2 whitewash with 1/2 linseed oil and let sit for 24 hours.  Then wipe off with a clean cloth. Watch tutorial video here! 11 If you’ve come up with a Spring project, you can find the supplies you need at Color Cupboard. Enjoy!

Bed Frame Redo: Crackle Paint Project Success

9 Sep

Erin, from Harleysville, PA decided to step outside of her comfort zone while re-doing a hand-me-down bed frame she received from a friend.

Erin loves antique finishes, and she was planning to use neutral colors on her project, but she saw some  Old Village Paint colors she really loved and “I decided to go bold!” Erin said.

Wanting a vintage look she decided to not only paint her headboard and footboard, but also give them a crackle finish. “I knew I liked the affect, cause I had seen it. And then I watched the video Laney had done. It was easy.”

(Laney Landis, Old Village Paint owner, has several “How To” videos on You Tube. Here’s the one that shows her demonstrating the crackle effect. ) 

First Erin sanded the glossy, dark bed frame to prepare it for the paint. She used an electric sander on most of the surface, saving the more difficult hand sanding for the curved end posts that the electric sander couldn’t handle.

Then Erin painted a yellow base coat, then the clear crackle coat, then turquoise on top.

“I was nervous about messing it up.” Erin confided. But the video and directions on the cans of paint helped.

“It’s the first time I’ve used Old Village Paint, and I really loved it!”

Here are some photos of the bed frame that Erin painted.

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Way to go Erin! We’re proud of you for trying something new, and delighted that you love the finished product!

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