Friday, November 6, 2009

Rock Candy

Following my previous post, some of you have asked what Rock Candy Crackle Paint is. Its a distress medium made by Tim Holtz / Ranger which is available in 28 different colours and has recently been brought out to the market in a clear medium, called Rock Candy.

It is an acrylic paint which can be applied to surfaces like paper, grungeboard, chipboard or primed canvas. As it dries small fine cracks appear on the surface adding a distressed, aged look. The thinner the layer applied, the finer the cracks and the thicker the layer applied, the larger the cracks. Distress inks can then be rubbed over the cracked surface to accent the crackle.

The new clear crackle paint allows you to apply it over regular 'shop-bought' embellishments resulting in quick and easy distressing.

Tim Holtz demonstrates this product in this video.


  1. I think I need to get some of this stuff! Thank you for the video link.

  2. that sounds like fun stuff!!