Just a quick post to share the latest - Ive painted my piece for Cre8tor's Touch Vintage Fourth of July Swap that he is currently hosting on his site - I tried to crackle this, but it never really cracked. I used DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Agent, which a tutorial online had said was fine for paper clay, etc - the paint underneath is acrylic, there is NO other finish or glaze on it other than the crackle medium. No cracks. Ugh. I'm just going to seal it and see if I can solicit advice on what might have gone "wrong". I think I may not have liked it crackled anyway - hard to get used to the prim look when you haven't done it before! Hehehe.