Has anyone had success using "crackle" enamel and if so, how did
you get it to cracke?
yes, i have. but, i am a torch-firer so what i know i do not know
from a kiln perspective. they have to fire very hot and much longer
than regular med temp/flow enamel. i use crackle clear as my base,
which you fire till golden–absorbed all the oxides. then paint on
the liquid color of your choice, the peacock blue crackles
exceptionally well, and fire. since i use a coffee-can housing with
a door and my protective glasses, i can actually see (altho it’s
glowing red) the splitting/crackling of the enamels because the
clear and the color have different shades. if you fire too long, then
most of the color disappears–really crackles and i’m assuming
somehow being absorbed into the clear. but, the good news is you can
just do it again.
hope that helps.