I hope to peak your curiosity because this crackle really is DIFFERENT!
You'll be left with clay that can be manipulated into 3d shapes and applied to rounded objects with no bits falling off.
No odor, no partial curing of clay to cause cracks, no crackle paint, no 2 part compound, as those are all things that coat your polymer clay like resin would. This process here I discovered it in 2011, and wrote this tutorial in 2012.
If I have your curiosity...try it! It's a bit messy, and I can bet you'll be pleased with the results ;)
I've included a few variations with surprisingly easy to access materials. This technique will leave your clay subtle and is usable for round, tubular, and shaped objects. I'm working on an extension for this tutorial.
24 photos and 8 pages.
Also check out my Crackled Water Color Expansion Bracelet that includes all the techniques here:
or the Ammolite Tutorial that combines one of these along with some other techniques and is a variation with a project.
If you use this technique in work that you sell, please spread the word by giving me credit or referring people to this tutorial. Please do not teach this technique as I'm highly dependent on earning income on my intellectual ideas. Thanks for understanding.
I have a couple of other crackle techniques in my shop as well if you are into various types of crackles.
A Box top with crackle
Crackled Toggle Clasps
Striped Crackle Pendants and Beads
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This tutorial was created and developed completely by Tina Holden/Beadcomber, and has not been taken from any book, nor other tutorial nor from the internet.
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Currently only my Tutorials are available for download as I rearrange my shop. My molds, silkscreens and other items will become available again mid-May. Sorry for the inconvenience.