I'm on CRACKle paste- part 1

I have once again found myself completely out of a much needed medium...CRACKLE PASTE! What am I supposed to do!? Every.single.piece of my work has crackle paste in it! I know I know, I should have ordered it ahead of time but whatev's. I've placed my Prime order and it'll be at my door in two days. In the meantime, I thought I would try to make some of my own.

I don't know what is in crackle paste that makes it do what it does but I doubt I have to be a chemist to figure it out. I lasted 20 minutes in chemistry class before I was down in my guidance counselor's office begging to get out of it. So, I hope I don't need it.
That's not matte gel in that Liquitex bottle, it's modeling paste (from a tube. Had to mix it in something)

I figure that modeling paste and DecoArt's One Step Crackle combined would be close to the real deal. So, I mixed a whole bottle of one step crackle with about 1/4 cup of paste. I sure hope this works because one step crackle is holy to me and I don't want to waste it. 😢

I found a cute little glass bottle that I had already gesso'd that I thought would be a perfect to try my paste on. I picked out the stencil that I wanted to use and began applying the paste with my teeny spatula.
Let me get a lil closer

Of course you have to wait for it to dry before the cracks will appear. Remember, like I said in previous post "Munchkin Punkin"...I do not recommend using the heat gun on crackle! I am hoping that the One Step Crackle will cut through whatever the modeling paste is made of and work in just one step. I have left it dry while I went to work 😐 I can't wait to see what it looks like! And if I have to wait...then so will you! I will continue this post after I see if I have failed or succeeded. Fingers crossed and Stay tuned!


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