Use school glue and 2 shades of paint to create a crackled paint finish. This is a lot cheaper than buying the crackle paint from the store and the color options are endless. Step by step instructions for DIY Crackle Paint.
Crackle paint is a fun decorative finish that does not require any expensive specialty paint. Adding a crackle finish to an object will give it an aged look. You can crackle finish furniture, an old wooden box, cabinets, a picture fram.