I am still playing around with my dollies and I think I finally worked out a sweet one that I really like and have already sold!
here is her pic!
I named her Sarah. She is only about 8" tall and dressed in her night clothes. I made a stand for her from a 1" wooden block and a 3/16" wooden dowel. And I painted it black and then as I was sealing it, I added bits of lace. Looks really kewl.
So here is the technique:
Paint on 3 coats of Gesso, sanding in between coats.
Paint on 2 coats of a flesh color (your choice), sanding in between coats.
Add features and any other details you wish.
Spray with a Matte spray to seal.
Paint on 1 coat DecoArt Crackle in a medium consistancy. In other words not too light but not a really heavy coat.
Let dry 2-4 hrs. Then rub on a coat of Folk Art Antiquing Polish. The crackle will appear immediately.
This is what I was looking for - a one step crackle.
Easy technique......Try it!