Then spread some crackle round the edge with a palette knife, but I didn't put enough on, and the result was an apology of a crackle - more like a whisper!
So, as this stuff comes in a tube, I decided to run a line of the gel around the edge of both the canvas, and the frame, and did not touch it with a palette knife, just left it. It took a few days to dry, but fascinatingly it cracked in a regular pattern.
I then got my Pebeo Fantasy paints out and did some small butterflies. Here is a peak at my desk mid-project.
Think I'll call it CWIPS - craftroom work in progress snapshot! This may be an occasional thing I include, and it may not necessarily be my desk, as sometimes I have stuff spread all over the floor!
Anyway, I digress; I used some Treasure Gold wax on the cracked bits of the frame and canvas - a deep indigo colour, and added a couple of butterflies. This doesn't look like normal crackle, but I love the texture it has created.
Hope you noticed I've just discovered I can place photos to one side of the text - it takes me a while, but I get there in the end!