Give a sweet vintage look to a wood box with a simple painting technique from Hannah Milman.
Source: Martha Stewart
Tips: To create a gingham design: Instead of crackle medium, apply thin patterning tape at even intervals width- and lengthwise across the box before painting topcoat.
Unfinished wood box
Paints in two contrasting colors
Soft bristle or foam paintbrushes
Weather Crackle medium;
For gingham pattern: thin patterning tape
Paint box with a solid foundation color. Let dry 24 hours.
Using a soft bristle or sponge brush, apply Weather Crackle medium liberally with smooth, even strokes. Let dry. Avoid over-brushing.
Apply contrasting color topcoat (necessary to show cracking). Cracking shows when paint dries. Tip: Dampen brush before using for a smoother topcoat.