How to faux finish a painting?
I posted this on the paint forum, then realized this was probably the better place. Anyway, I have a painting that was done in craft-quality acrylics, and I'd like to give it an antique look. Like the way that old oil paintings look when the finish crackles and dirt settles in the cracks.
Can I do the Elmer's crackle finish and use a water based stain for the top coat? I don't want to totally obscure the painting details, just soften up the edges, and make it look older than it is. Has anyone done anything like this?