After hoarding this key holder for a few months, I decided to do some decoupage on it. The original background color is Plaid taffy and ice green light. After I have done all the shading on the decoupage piece, I felt like trying the Jo Sonja Crackle Medium again. (Check the previous entry on the wooden box)
For those who are interested to try crackle effect, Jo Sonja has 2 different medium for crackle. The one that I used here is Crackle Medium. It’s a one step process which can be applied on top of the finished painting to get a fine crazing effect.
The other medium for crackle needs a topcoat color.
To make sure I can see the effect of the crackle, I rubbed some walnut stain into the cracks. However I think I used too much stain and it made the background color turned very dark (and look ugly) from the original color..huhu!
I think next time I will use acrylic paint in contrasting color (like dark green) with retarder to rub into the cracks instead of using walnut stain. Lesson learned!