Definitions for "Crackle"
A condition produced in certain porcelain, fine earthenware, or glass, in which the glaze or enamel appears to be cracked in all directions, making a sort of reticulated surface; as, Chinese crackle; Bohemian crackle.
1.One of the three sounds rice crispies make when you add milk [ snap and pop are the other two sounds ] 2. When glaze melts, it is a molten liquid covering the piece. As it cools and turns back to a solid, it shrinks. It does not always fit the clay body. Since it is not elastic and flexible; it cracks. When a glaze or colorant of another color is rubbed into the cracks, the cracks are more visable. Sometimes, the oxygen in the kiln is reduced during firing. When the glaze shrinks; black carbon fills the cracks, leaving the cracks visable. Craclke glazes are specially formulated to do this on purpose. see crazing
A more or less controlled crazing of glaze for decorative effect: oxides are sometimes rubbed in to enhance the pattern.
Keywords:  crepitate, bangs, noise, sharp, snaps
To make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle.
The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a crackling.
A kind of crackling sound or râle, heard in some abnormal states of the lungs; as, dry crackle; moist crackle.
This gives the canvas transfer the look that many very old canvases ultimately acquire naturally, minute cracks running throughout the image but typically noticeable only upon close inspection by the viewer. Also called Alligatoring.
Keywords:  blazing, desert, sand, sun, covered
to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"
Keywords:  cradle, craft, hinge
Cradle Hinge Craft
A finish in which cracking is produced, allowing the undercoat to show through.
A method of antiquing used to create an aged, cracked appearance.