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Crackle Finish Easter Eggs

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Create sweet and chic crackle finish eggs with FolkArt paint and finishes.
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Skill Level: Beginner


PLAID Supplies
  • Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Mediums - Crackle Medium, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Turquoise, 2 oz.
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Other Supplies
Easter egg shape (wood or real)
Foam paintbrush
Loose bristle paintbrush
Hot glue


1. Using a foam paintbrush, paint the eggs with Turquoise paint.  Allow to dry for 3 full hours.  Top-coat with a layer of Crackle Medium.  Allow to dry for 2 hours.

2. Load a paintbrush with Jamaican Sea paint.  (use lots of paint) Begin at the top of the egg and work towards the base.  Working in one direction, paint a thick coat over the egg.  Work quickly and don’t go over your paintbrush strokes once the crackle begins.   As the paint dries, the crackle will begin.  Allow to dry.

Project Tip: When painting round objects, paint one side first and wait for it to dry before painting the other side.

3. Hot glue a palm-full of moss to the center of the nest.  Hot glue the egg into the nest.

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