This is perfect for that Cracked, Aged Effect! Just like how the blazing Southern Sun can crackle lines in the desert sands....Dixie Belle Crackle will create lines of crackle in anything you want to look aged. Apply one coat of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint of any color. (This will be the color of the cracks), to a properly cleaned surface. If natural wood is desired, apply 1 coat Clear Coat and let dry completely. Stir Dixie Belle Crackle and apply. Do not thin the crackle medium. The thicker the application the larger the cracks. Use a cross-hatch brush stroke to create erratic and wide cracks. Do not back brush; this will disturb the cracking process. Allow crackle to dry completely anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight. Apply a top coat of any Dixie Belle Paint color. The cracking process begins as the paint dries. Let dry completely for 24 hours. Enjoy!