Distressing and Antiquing

Distressing and Antiquing

Learn how to distress Media Crackle Paste with Fluid Acrylics and Antiquing Creams – Distressing and Antiquing.

In this video, Andy Skinner will teach you how to easily distress Media Crackle Paste using Fluid Acrylics and Antiquing Creams.


All crackle proDistressing and Antiquingducts allow for full control of crackle results based on the thickness of the application and the application technique. They dry to a permanent finish that can be painted, antiqued, or glazed over. They are water-based and non-toxic.

Crackle Paint

Fast-drying Crackle Paint is a white paint that crackles as it dries to create an eggshell cracking pattern in just one step. It should be used over a sealed surface for best results. As the paint dries, it will begin to crack, showing the base color beneath. Media Crackle Paint can be tinted with up to 20% Media Fluid Acrylics.

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Crackle Glaze

Clear Crackle Glaze is a fast-drying, acid-free topcoat that will crackle as it dries to create an eggshell pattern in one step. Its clear finish allows details and colors to show through and it is self-leveling. Once dry, the cracks can be antiqued with Media Antiquing Creams.

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Crackle Paste

Dimensional Crackle Paste is a white paste that creates an eggshell cracking pattern as it air dries. It can be used alone or as a stencil paste. It can also be used build texture, and will give bigger cracks with thicker application. Media Crackle Paste can be tinted with up to 20% Media Fluid Acrylics.


Choosing the Right Crackle Product

Each Media crackle product serves a different function when you are creating. Consult our chart to help determine the right product for the effect you are trying to achieve.

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Build texture
Over images
With stencils

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