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Apply Crackle Medium over Chroma's Jo Sonja colors to get a fine crazing effect.
Pack contains a 2 oz bottle of crackle medium, 2 oz Décor crackle, and instructions.
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By Sara the Framer
from Vienna, VA
Comments about Jo Sonja's Crackle Medium:
I literally tried 13 different crackle mediums for a project to get exactly what i wanted. This was BY FAR the best product! Looks fantastic, totally consistant!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Sandra Lynn- artist
from Modesto, CA
I followed the directions and had no problems. I wasnt sure I should buy it at first because of all the negative comments. I used to use the Behr crackle. I didnt use the Sonja paints. I am using Altier Interactives. I mixed the crackle medium 50/50 with the top coat paint and used the Decor Crackle as a middle layer. I applied the top coat when the middle layer was barely dry. It started cracking immediately. The instuctions say to NOT use a wet brush so I used a fresh brush for each layer. That might be where the others went wrong. I am using it for acrylic paintings on canvas.
Meh- not up to par with other crackle me
from New Orleans
I am an old hat at using crackle mediums. I've used many different brands. I tried this one accroding to directions. Ho-hum. Then I tried it with some of hte techniques I usually use. Nothing. At best i got a finish that looked like I used a dirty, cheap paintbrush and crummy paint. This one is permanently off my list -esp since others have wroked so well/effortlessly for me in the past.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that this medium did not meet your expectations. A member of our Customer Care team will be in touch with you to see if we may be of further assistance.
Didn't work for me
By Cali Artist
from Hanford, CA
I've used other brands to crackle, and I couldn't get this to work although I tried several different ways. It left a lumpy, non crackled surface on a stool I used it on, but I sanded it down a little, added black on top, and let it look like a piece that had many old layers of paint.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I can not believe the negative reviews.
This is a different kind of crackle paste. It is not the big crackles, rather it has fine crackles. This can have it's own special effect.When I want the large crackles, I use a different brand.For the effect of small crackles this has a very unusual effect.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
any hints to using this product?
from pittsburgh pa
followed directions, have used crackling from behr (who doesnt make it anymore and really produced nice results) no results. cant even see fine cracks. anyone else have any hints as to what they have done to make it work. i have read about applying the varnish over top and the cracks showed up but just wondering if there is anything else that helps!! thanks for anyone's input
Merchant response: If you ever have specific questions regarding our products or how to use them, please contact our Product Information Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 933-2542. Our product specialists will be happy to help you with questions about art materials, product applications, and techniques.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from new zealand
Have used this product yrs ago and it was good. Bought some yesterday and totally disappointed. It did not work. Tried between paint coats, tried apply straight to object then paint..still nothing. A big waste of my time and money. Going to get a refund.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
It works if you know some tricks
By Cera Art
from Penang, Malaysia
Mine showed very few cracks as though it didn't work. Then, i applied varnish when it dried to touch. The cracks showed up beautifully and gave a very authentic wood cracking look. It doesn't look like stone cracks as i had hoped. Tip: if your brush makes some sounds while applying the medium, you have not applied enough medium.
This is my first negative review ever. I was concerned about purchasing after reading other reviews but I thought "it can't be THAT bad!" Well, it is. I don't see ANY crackle at all and I did follow the easy directions to the letter. Spend your money on something else :)
This product works
from Boston, MA
None of the other crackle products that I was able to buy locally worked, additionally the other products ruined my projects. I got recommendations from others on line to try Jo Sonja and I am glad I did . IT WORKS. I would recommend that you not waste your time with any other product and just get this.
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