Crackled Alligator - Acrylic


Products Used

  • MB-1454 Roly Poly Alligator Bank
  • SS-3 Honey Toast
  • SS-19 Country Sage
  • SS-45 Buttermilk
  • SS-57 Accent Green
  • SS-135 White
  • SS-138 Flat Black
  • SS-212 Light Umber
  • SS-376 Limeburst 

Decorating Accessories

  • ST-127 Crackle Stamp
  • AB-708 #8 Round
  • AB-834 3/4" Base Coat 
  • CB-110 #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 #2 Detail Liner
  • AC-501 Gloss Sealer

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • AC-212 3/4" Sponge-on-a-Stick or 2" foam roller


448.Crackled Alligator
Designer: Marcia Roullard


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Brush the green section of the alligator with SS-19 Country Sage, brush remaining alligator with SS-3 Honey Toast with AB-834 Base Coat brush.
  3. Darken around the creases on the back by floating SS-57 Accent Green use the AB-834 Base Coat brush.
  4. Dry brush and stipple SS-376 Limeburst with SS-19 Country Sage in the brush, add SS-35 White to the brush to highlite, high sections of the back, around the eyes, cheeks and nostrals.
  5. Dry brush the belly with SS-45 Buttermilk, keeping some SS-3 Honey Toast in the brush, add in a little SS-376 Limeburst to transistion from the green to the light Buttermilk color.
  6. Float SS-212 Light Umber around the mouth and the legs.
  7. Roll with the foam roller, or use a sponge on a stick SS-57 Accent Green onto the ST-127 Crackle Stamp.  Only roll about a third of the stamp at a time, stamp to all the green sections of the alligator.
  8. Use the Crackle Stamp to stamp a crackle pattern to the light section of the alligator with SS-212 Light Umber.
  9. Drybrush back over the cheeks, nostrils, eyebrows with the lightened green, this will fade the crackle pattern.  Re-dry brush the lighter color mix over the Light Umber crackle where it meets the green to fade the crackle.
  10. Use CB-202 Detail to brush the teeth, and eyes with SS-35 White. Brush the iris with SS-19 Country Sage, pupil and outlines with SS-138 Flat Black.
  11. Use CB-110 Liner to outline the mouth, teeth, and to accent around the legs, and to outline the grid pattern on his back.
  12. Brush the back and head, eyes and teeth with one coat of AC-501 Gloss Sealer.

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