Saturday, March 23, 2013

Homemade Thin Glimmer Glaze HOW TO

Step 1: First choose a small jar

Step 2: Fill the jar to 1/4 full with your favorite acrylic paint

Step 3: Bring out your iridescent medium (Trust me, this stuff rocks. Yes it is 9 dollars, but it totally worth it. It has 6.78 fluid oz, which will literally never run out. You can turn any paint into glimmer/ metal color/pearl paint using this)

Step 4: Now it comes to the messy part. Add the iridescent medium and stir to mix. The paint and iridescent medium mixture should approx. at the 1/3 line (1/3 full)

Step 5: Add glazing medium (or gel medium, or anything like that) to the 1/2 or 2/3 line. We are going to add water later, So if you want a slightly thicker glaze, add to the 2/3 line.

Step 6: This step is optional since the paint is already very shimmering. But, I like my paint extremely shimmering, so I added some mica powder. Add as much as you want.

Step 7: Fill the jar with water. Like I mentioned in the title of this post, it is a thin glaze, meaning it is quite watery. The main reason I made it watery is so that it can be blended easily on your project. But don't worry, it will still have a good color pay off as you can see in the picture here (See how shimmering it is? lol)

Hope you will give it a try.

Stay Creative <3

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