Craquelure is a two part application which reproduces the delicate effect of cracked varnish. Applied to a decorated surface it will create fine web-like surface cracks within hours. The cracks are then coloured with artists' oil colour (for example raw umber) which will give an antique look.
Applicraft offers a choice of three mediums, one for small fine cracking, one for medium and one for larger cracks. It is the base coat used that determines the size of the cracks so select one which is most appropriate to your project.
Craquelure is not an exact science and you will find that no two surfaces will be exactly the same. The thickness of the base and top coats will affect the size of the cracks so always experiment first.