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Is this really a "crackle" finish? There are dozens of techniques for creating crackle finishes out there, often w/ commercial products, or using a white glue undercoat followed by a top coat of paint & blow-drying. Most don't work well, or are inconsistent, & I've spent a lot of time experimenting & failing.
But there's something different about this finish compared to a lot of crackles. The patches of light top color are all "islands" surrounded by the rust-colored cracks. All the crackle techniques I've tried, if they work at all, create random cracks & splits, such that all of the top color areas are connected, not "islands" surrounded by the cracks.
So this has me baffled (and, unfortunately, fixated). Could these cracks actually be artistically painted-on by an extremely gifted painter w/ a lot of attention to detail, & not a real "crackle" finish?
And if anyone has any tips for a crackle finish that gives you consistent results, I'd appreciate them as well.
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