Last week I showed how to create a stencil and to apply molding paste to make a raised image of a cicada, the good luck symbol of Provence.
Here are the steps to complete the process:
Add a purple glaze over the dry molding paste.
After the glaze dries, apply a generous layer of crackle medium with a palette knife. Remove most of the paste over the main image with a damp cloth.
After the crackle paste dries, add more glazes of gold and brown to bring out the details.
Finish with a layer of matte medium to be sure the crackle paste doesn’t flake off and a final layer of acrylic varnish.