The name of the game is: crackle. I'm horrible at crackle. Usually. I don't know what happened - something about YSM changes me and I'm able to be successful in ways I've never been able to before. So, this first one is Inkssentials Crackle Accents by Ranger - no one else has ever heard of it, so it's possible that I've had this stuff for a thousand years. It's CLEAR. It's a top coat, so it's not one of those "paint one color, let dry, paint crackle, let dry, paint another color" blah, blah, blah. You just paint, let dry, then put the crackle on and it cracks when it's dry.
This is Elmer's Glue-All. That's the white glue you can get right now for twenty cents at Wal-Mart because of the back-to-school sales. For this one I did a bottom color, let it dry completely. Then put the glue on. While the glue is STILL wet, paint on the second color. When it dries, it cracks.
This is the folk art crackle medium. For this one, you have to paint the bottom color and let it dry, then the crackle medium and let it dry, then the second color and let it dry.
These are my birthday cupcakes.