How to Create Crackled Backgrounds for Your Photos

Welcome to another installment of ASK PLAIDIE LADDIE!

Plaidie Laddie, loyal Plaid pooch and one of our blog contributors, wants to answer your most burning painting questions. Every week he’ll pick a question out of his virtual mailbag and answer it (with a little help from me, since he only has paws). This week’s question:

“Dear Plaidie Laddie, I love taking photos.  Are there any fun backgrounds I can create with my leftover craft paint?” -Kathy J. from California

Dear Kathy, First of all, I discovered your answer on StumbleUpon.  If you haven’t ever tried it, it’s a great social bookmarking tool that allows you to mark your favorites and then finds you additional favorites based on your selections.  It rocks!  I bookmark a lot of painting sites, and I found one with your answer.

A Lemon Squeezy Home recently did a post on creating fun backgrounds for your photography, and one of them I particularly liked: the crackle background.  Christie uses FolkArt Calypso Sky (one of my favorite colors!) and some additional supplies to create the beautiful background you see above.  There are also some other interesting techniques you could use with craft paint for more stunning backgrounds.  Visit the entire entry here, and have fun creating!

Sincerely, Plaidie Laddie

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