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Crackle castle

Combine Resene Crackle with a few testpots to create this cool crackle effect castle.

Crackle castle - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 70

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: MDF castle cut-outs (ours came from ‘Spotlight’ and were sold in a pack as scrapbooking covers), MDF base (ours measured approximately 200mm x 250mm), Paintbrushes, PVA glue, Resene Art Action QuickDry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene Crackle, Resene Testpots of Resene Broom, Resene Havelock Blue and Resene Tory Blue

Top tip: The thicker you apply the Resene Crackle, the larger the cracks will be – but don’t put it on too thickly or it will run.

Here's another idea: This stone cottage was painted with Resene Astronaut, Resene Bone, Resene Kermit, Resene Pulse and Resene Whiskey Sour.

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Crackle castle

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Step 1
Step one
Using PVA, glue the MDF castle cut-outs together onto the MDF base, as shown, and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Paint the castle with one coat of Resene Art Action Quick Dry and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the base and inside of the castle walls with two coats of Resene Tory Blue, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the outside of the castle walls with two coats of Resene Havelock Blue, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Crackle to the inside and outside of the castle walls and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Broom to the inside and outside of the castle walls and allow to dry for two hours. How magical is that?

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