I tried doing the crackle effect again using Elmer's glue. Last time I did it on wood and I don't think I put the glue thick enough. This one is on canvas. I painted it black and let it dry real well. I then put a think layer of Elmer's glue and let it dry just a little. I did want it to be too wet but not too dry either. I then put a coat of orange paint on using a foam brush. you don't want to go over it but one time and longer strokes work the best. I modge podged a picture of an owl ( that I took at the zoo). When it was dry I used chalk to tone down the black background.