Make your own antiquing wax - mix 50% white furniture wax polish with 50% Dala Artist's oil
Colour (this wax may be coloured to suit your design)
- Blue Craft Paint (Dala No. 6) for the base coat
- Dala Crazy Cracks
- White (Dala No. 21) craft paint for the top coat
- Acrylic Paint - your choice of any colour combination. We used Dala Acrylic Colours: Red
Oxide (No. 18), Veridian (No. 15), Emerald Green (No. 14) and Yellow (No.6)
- Antiquing wax
- Tracing Paper
- Carbon Copy Paper
- Kitchen Sponge
- Paint Brushes (Suggested sizes: #2, #12 and #20)
- Paper Towel
- Coffee tin
- Use the kitchen sponge to apply the craft paint base coat
- Once the paint is dry, apply a thin even coat of Crazy Cracks and allow to dry
- Apply the white Craft Paint top coat using a large brush (e.g. #12), working quickly over the surface. The paint will react to the Crazy Cracks and immediately begin cracking.
Tip: The thicker you apply this topcoat, the larger the cracks will be. Take care not to overwork the surface. Apply and allow to dry.
- Trace and scale the design in the background to suit your tin
- Tape your design over a piece of carbon paper and attach it to the working surface. Using a sharp pencil, transfer the design onto the prepared surface.
- Decorate the surface with Dala Acrylic Paint
- Finish by applying an even coat of the Antiquing Wax mixture. Buff the excess wax off with a paper towel
Cleaning: Brushes and equipment that have been used for Dala Crazy Cracks may be cleaned with
soap and water. Equipment used with Dala Oil Colour should first be cleaned with turpentine.