Classic Crackle China Sea (CC-108)
Classic Crackles™ add a level of sophistication and dimension to your designs. The “cracked” effect has traditionally been used to create a vintage or antique appeal. Increase complexity by using in combination with other glazes or design work.
Cone 06: Creates a teal cracked surface and allows underlying designs to show through.
Cone 6: Color lightens. More defined crackle pattern – does not take ink/stain. Increased mobility.
TIP: After firing, wipe an acrylic or ink over the ware and wipe off, allowing the ink to fill and highlight the cracks.
- Luster/overglaze compatible
- Glazes such as Stroke & Coat® and Foundations work very well for design work (not all over coverage) over and under Classic Crackles©. Use only 1-2 coats of the glaze to create the design; too much color may prevent the crackle from developing properly.
- You can use non fired products or fired products to highlight the crackle pattern. If you plan to highlight the crackle: handle the glazed ware with gloves or a clean rag to avoid getting dirt in the cracks. Oils from your hand can also prevent the antiquing color from filling in the cracks. While black inks and glaze are commonly chosen, you can chose any color to accent the cracks.
Fired products: you can use any glaze to fill in the cracks. Wipe glaze into the cracks with a clean rag and refire to cone 06.
Non fired products: use acrylics, mineral spirit stains or India ink to stain the cracks. Wipe onto the piece with a clean rag until the cracks are adequately filled in.