I have always loved the crackle created by doing batik, but have never liked working with the wax, in particular - getting it out of the fabric. I found a recipe for creating the batik crackle effect using a flour paste. Use 1 cup plus 3T of flour mixed with 1 cup of water. Mix well and paint on stretched fabric. Let dry overnight still on stretchers. Remove and crunch to create the crackle. On this piece of fabric I painted the dried and cracked paste with Setacolor black paint diluted 50% with water.