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Transform a piece of furniture, picture frame, or even a tissue box cover into a vintage-look work of art by using Elmer’s glue to create a crackled or antiqued finish. First, paint the piece with a coat of acrylic craft paint and let dry. Cover the paint with a coat of Elmer’s glue, and while the glue is still wet, paint on another coat of acrylic paint, this time in a contrasting color. The painted surface will crackle as it dries, exposing the base color and creating a classic distressed finish. Let the piece dry thoroughly, and cover with another coat of glue to act as a sealer.
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