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Create Decorative ‘Crack Effects’ on Furniture or Crafts

Kraftex Creative Cracks is a quality product that allows for the effortless and quick creation of a unique decorative crack effect.

27/01/2022

 

 

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Use Creative Cracks on picture frames to give them a unique finish.

 

 

 

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Kraftex® Creative Cracks is a quality home craft product from Pratley that allows for the effortless and quick creation of a unique decorative crack effect on a variety of painted craft, hobby, furniture, and artistic objects. “This is an easy-to-use craft product that produces a really amazing end effect,” explains Mark Bell, Adhesives Marketing Manager at Pratley.
Kraftex® Creative Cracks is a water-based product that enables you to create creative antique cracks on a myriad of surfaces like doors and walls, as well as diverse applications such as bar counters and chairs. “Kraftex® Creative Cracks allows you to be creative and even play around with different colours,” adds Bell.

 

 

With its many uses, Kraftex® Creative Cracks lets you experiment on a wide selection of crafts and decor projects. This amazing product can be used on any surface that can be painted and finished off with a matt or gloss glaze coat, whichever you prefer. Try Creative Cracks on ordinary decor items and accessories and see for yourself the difference you can make. You cracked it!

 

 

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The first step is to paint the surface with a base colour – that is, the colour that shows through the cracks. Allow sufficient time for the paint to dry completely. Use a sponge brush to apply a coat of Kraftex® Creative Cracks to the painted surface. The thickness of the layer determines the crack size, meaning that a thicker layer results in wider cracks.

Leave for about ten minutes but ensure that the Kraftex® Creative Cracks layer remains tacky and does not dry out completely. Sponge over a second contrasting colour of your choice, with a water-based PVA paint. Apply brush strokes in different directions, as the cracks tend to follow these lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Creative Cracks you can turn ordinary items into unique home decor accents.

 

 

 

 

The thickness of the second paint layer, however, only has a marginal impact on crack size. For thinner cracks, dilute the paint with water. Cracks will start to appear within minutes. Allow the second coat to dry thoroughly, and then you can seal the surface with Kraftex® Seal Coat, Kraftex® Varnish or Kraftex® Pratliglo®.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not just for crafts, you can use Creative Crafts on furniture as well.

 

 

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Pratley also has a complete solution for decoupage enthusiasts in the form of a handy Kraftex® Pratliglo® Starter Kit that is perfect to allow you to produce a beautiful painted tray with an inset picture. After completing this project, you can then attempt harder or more intricate projects that you can use on home decor or craft and furniture projects.

The arts-and-crafts segment is a growing market for Pratley. “We have customers constantly informing us of new uses for our Kraftex® products, which means we learn something new every day,” highlights Bell. Additional craft products are under constant development by Pratley’s research-and-development department.

 

 

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