How to Create a Dixie Belle Paint Christmas Tree Crackle

By: Sally Azzato from Create a Primer Retailer in Western Pennsylvania!Β 

Fluff

Mermaid Tail

Evergreen

Crackle


Sally bought a simple Christmas tree cut out that you purchase online or local craft store. The base of the tree was painted with Dixie Belle Color Fluff, this base color will be the color of the cracks!

Christmas tree is painted Fluff, the bottom doesn’t need to be perfectly covered.


Apply crackle after the base coat is dry, the Crackle instructions are included on the back of the jar.

  • Stir thoroughly. Apply one coat of Crackle. The thicker the application, the larger the cracks will be. Do not thin. Allow to dry.
  • Apply one thicker coat of any color, this will be the overall color. The thicker the application, the larger the cracks will be. Work quickly because the cracking process begins as the paint dries. When brushing, cross-hatch your brush strokes. The paint will crack along the brush stroke and will create erratic, wide cracks. DO NOT back brush; this will disturb the cracking process.
  • Let dry completely (approx. 24 hours). Hint: A blow dryer set to medium heat may be used to speed up the drying time of each stage.

It IS thick, instead of painting back and forth for full coverage, instead use a “cross-hatch” brush stroke, crackle is applied heaver for larger cracks and lighter for smaller cracks. You don’t need to fully cover the surface with crackle either.


After crackle is dry, you can continue with the final later of paint, you don’t need to paint right away you can come back after a few days of dry time.

Chip brushing on the final top layer, not back brushing, just lightly applying. You can usually start to see the crackle process start to happen quickly.

You can choose to embellishments, or stencil if you want additional images or letters. Hang this Christmas Tree on the front door or inside your home, you can even make smaller cutouts that can become ornaments! Dixie Belle Paint color, Evergreen!

Sally purchased plastic ornaments, 2 for $1 at the Dollar Store. Painting from the inside, there is not brush strokes, no paint brush, you don’t get messy. Great for groups of kids, party favors, coworkers gifts, and you can personalize! Cotton. Can apply vinyl stickers, or simply paint letters with a paint brush. You can dilute the paint a tiny little bit, make sure you mix it really well! Pour paint into the ornament, move it around so the paint is fully covering the inside. Once it is covered place the bulb upside down so that the excess can drip out and dry fully. Dixie Belle Paint color, Mermaid Tail!


The only thing you need to reminder yourself if you apply it to something that is vertical, be aware of drips, if you see a drip starting to form just brush it in!


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Watch Holly with Restore-ology create a texture look with Sea Spray. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sea Spray gives your piece such a beautiful texture 😍

Omg I’m so excited to see this piece finished!

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Holly is going to be using Savanah Mist, Vintage Duck Egg, & Putty!

Sea Spray is a texture addictive that helps you create a chippy, textured, weathered look! Holly is applying Putty.

Holly is now applying Savanah Mist mixed with some Sea Spray!

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Holly is using Vintage Duck Egg!

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Just found you for the first time.... where have you been my whole last five years of painting???

This is going to look amazing !

I just painted a vanity Aged Ivory and cover with the Pearlescent. Very subtle pearl but pretty.

I did my first ever abstract painting last night! Such fun!

I love your LIVES.... you are very artistic and creative <3

This is looking fabulous!!!

I love the moulds on that piece!!!!❀❀❀❀

Thank you, Holly. It's beautiful.

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LIVE with Rebecca from Chic and Shabby Furniture By Rebecca. Teaching tips and tricks of gold leafing.

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We’re so excited for this video!

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Great tips!

Great job!

Hi Rebecca!

Hi everyone <3

In the Navy and Midnight Sky!

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I love you Rebecca

I love this look !!!

Great tutorial Rebecca...thank you..😊

A lot of work but it adds to the beauty. Thanks and have a great night.

Love this!! Thank you! 😘

That looks awesome !!!!

I have never used fold leaf. This is great. Thank you

Absolutely love your work Rebecca...πŸ’œ

Thank you for sharing ❀️

You are amazing and I love your creations!❀️

Thank you! Your awesome!

Thank you so much loved it

so glad i didn't miss this!

Thank you!!!

Hi from πŸ‡¨πŸ‡± Texas, so glad you are taking the plunge, will be fun πŸ₯°! Thank you ...

I have the Mona Lisa glue and gold leaf that I've been wanting to try. Now, just to find the right piece.

We enjoyed you...you did great!

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