Mediums for gold plating and crackle technique

SOLO GOYA Crackle lacquer base coat

Basecoat for crackle lacquer applications on wood, paper, cardboard, glass, metal, etc. Apply repeatedly to absorbent surfaces. The last coating may only be slightly dry on the surface when you apply the crackle medium (60 min. – 2 hours). Short drying periods produce a few large cracks. Contains synthetic resin, solvent.

ArtNo. 4101-50ML
Volume 50 ml bottle

SOLO GOYA Crackle lacquer medium

Stir 2-3 drops of normal household dishwashing detergent in 10 ml of crackle medium. Apply to the primer coat that has not quite dried out. Shorter drying periods produce larger cracks, longer periods produce finer cracks. Contains water-soluble resin.

ArtNo. 4102-50ML
Volume 50 ml bottle

SOLO GOYA Crackle lacquer set

For crackle lacquer technique.

Using crackle technique

  • Apply the basic varnish evenly. Let it dry until the varnish is dry to touch (about 1 to 2 hours), first testing with the fingertip after 50 minutes. A short drying time creates large cracks; a longer drying time creates many small cracks.
  • Apply Crackle medium. Add 2-3 drops of household washing up liquid into 10 ml of crackle medium and apply evenly. After drying large or small cracks will appear.
  • Fill out the cracks with SOLO GOYA Finest Artists’ Oil Color. Depending on individual taste, use brown shades for lightcolored objects, white, ocher, red or blue shades for dark objects. The color should be applied thickly with a cloth onto the whole surface and rubbed into the cracks. The surface color can then be removed with a clean cloth so that the paint only remains in the cracks. Let the crackle medium application dry for 2 days.
  • Washing out of the crackle application. Under flowing water and together with a soft brush, the crackle medium application can be dissolved away. The Artists’ Oil Color remains slightly raised. Work carefully. Allow to dry for one day.
  • Protect by varnishing with basic varnish. The layer of basic varnish should be applied carefully using a large soft brush. Allow to dry for one day. Store horizontally while it is drying. Work finished!

ArtNo. 79430
Volume 1 bottle primer, 50 ml
1 bottle crackle medium, 50 ml
2 tubes of artists’ oil color 20 ml each
(Zinc White, Burnt Sienna)

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