- Alphabet chipboards (mine were GCD's)
- Acrylic paints - in two contrasting colors. You'll need to decide which of the colors you wish to be on surface and which one will be the 'crackled' one, to reveal from underneath.
- Carpenters' wood glue (I used Elmer's).
- A brush
Paint you alphabets chipboards with the first color (the one to show out from the cracks). Let it dry completely.
Spread the carpenters' wood glue on the painted chipboards. Let it dry completely.
Paint the dried alphabets with the second color. Make sure you're painting on the same direction you spread the carpenters' wood glue, so the cracks will show better (I forgot, and that's why my blue alphabets aren't the best. but look at the cream ones, they're much better!). Did I already mention you need to let it dry completely? Well, please do so.... (yea, I forgot to write down "patience" in the ingredients list...).
Now you can see the cracks starting to appear! (I added some white acrylic paint, to give a cloudy look, but it's not necessary).
Here are the full layouts with the crackled alphabets: