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Kroma Crackle is a versatile, semi-opaque, acrylic gel medium that develops amazingly unique, organic textures as it dries. Developed in 2008 by a small Vancouver-based company, it has received astoundingly positive feedback from local Vancouver artists and now continues to grow in popularity among artists worldwide.
Suitable for professional-quality, fine art applications as well as craft projects, Kroma Crackle can be applied to both rigid and flexible surfaces including wood, cloth, canvas, and paper. Once dry and sealed, it is both durable and highly flexible.
Kroma Crackle is easy to use. Begin by covering your substrate with acrylic paint (or seal it with clear acrylic medium if you wish it to show between the cracks). Then simply apply Kroma Crackle — either tinted with acrylic color or straight from the tube. If left untinted, Kroma Crackle dries to a semi-opaque white that can be painted over once hardened.
You can achieve a limitless number of results by experimenting with application methods. Try manipulating the direction, thickness, and flow of the medium to influence the movement and spacing of the cracks.
Kroma Crackle is made by hand in small batches in the Kroma Industries workshop on Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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The product you need for great crackle effects
from mesa az
Comments about Kroma Crackle:
this product is at agreat price for the amount that you get. you have to lay it on thick in oder to have large cracks even spreading a thin layer gives subtle cracking. i reccomend using Blick Matte varnish to seal in the cracks so when you apply paint it doesnt chip. #sweepstakes
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The best and the easiest to use for my students and my personal craft products. Great for mixed media as it adds a great texture and it really crackles.
Great medium to work with
By That Artsy Chic
from Nashville, TN
This is a great crackle medium to work with. Follow the directions...Patience is key because you need to allow 1 to 3 days drying time for the best effect.
wonderful product, for me, it is magic.
from Easdale island, west of Scotland.
Excellent product, I love it, so thank you.
Very hard to control.
from Ashland, OR
This product is very hard to control. To get a consistent crackle, a border of at least 1/8" needs to be built around the area to hold a thick layer of the Kroma. Otherwise Kroma will spread out to a thin film which will not allow a crackle around the edge and the result is just a small mound of crackle in the middle. Many tests were done. None of which resulted in the quality of the products in the video. It takes 3 days for it to dry. Patience is required. This product is very flexible which is great for use on fabric. I just wish I could get an even layer of crackle without surrounding the area with a call to keep it from spreading.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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I LOVE this product
from Williamsport, PA
With a little practice I was able to get very predictable results in the size and direction of the cracks. Kroma Crackle is also more opaque than the previous product I used and does not require the addition of acrylic paint to produce the cracks.
When used alone it finishes with a white haze and I don't find washes cover the white haze. If you mix paint or ink into the product prior to application this resolves the issue. This stuff is pretty neat.
Excellent product...easy crackle medium
from Kennesaw,, Ga
It's hard to find kroma crackle and the best for canvas, resin ( beautiful on Sandra Everston Relics and Artifacts).
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Love my crackle ,
By John Boy
from Upland CA
As a assemblage artist I would not want to be without it
I use kroma crackle on mixed media projects, and unlike other crackle mediums, it works every time. I love the cracks and textures this product creates on my artwork. It has a fairly long dry time, but can be minimized with a fan or heat gun, or just left in the sun.
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