Friday, August 6, 2010
No fan of plastic, much less fake plastic wood trickeration, I painted a bathroom wastebasket ecru with a crackle finish. It didn't work with my too subtle tone-on-tone colors.
The failed paint taunted me until I tried again during a late night ADD craft inspiration.
Go for color but muddy it up with brown.
Glop it on and be amazed the crackle finish still activates.
Be appalled at the ugliness but hope your next step works. Water down some brown glaze and glop it on with a sponge brush.
Forget the crackle finish activation and completely jack up the texture when wiping off the excess glaze. Do a bit more "correcting", decide you like it but forget to take a last photo.
Close enough, at least it no longer looks like plastic wood.