Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Distress micro glaze resist tutorial

I've enjoyed finding out how the distress micro glaze works recently and suddenly just wondered if it could be used as a resist - and guess what? It can.

It took me some experimenting to get the effects I wanted and several tags ended up in the bin but I finally got something I liked

To begin I took a mop up tag .....


... and one of the round mini blenders (which fits nicely into the micro glaze pot) and pounced it lightly in the micro glaze tub and then pounced it through a stencil. I followed Tim's instructions and gently rubbed it with my fingers (whilst the stencil is still in place) and when that felt as though it had rubbed in I took the stencil away and gently rubbed a paper towel over it.


 I then took some distress inks and blended them over the tag and you can see it partially worked. We have got a distressed imprint of the stencil image in some parts but the lighter area on the left side looks as though the micro glaze got rubbed away by the paper towel. I obviously hadn't rubbed it in well enough with my finger.

Here's a second mop up ......


.. with blended inks over it and this time it worked better but I think it was because of the large area exposed on the stencil.



And this is the third and you can just see on the photo below where I had rubbed on the micro glaze only this time I rubbed over it with a paper towel whilst the stencil was still in place and again gently after I took it off.


This time after I blended distress inks over it I got a much better impression and was really pleased with the result. If you look really closely on the lower part of the tag you can still see some of the distress from the first layer before the micro glaze was added.


So micro glaze seals distress inks so that they won't react with water again, it allows you to create more layers keeping the original design and colour underneath it. Tim has a great video on you tube which you should watch where he experiments with stamping and different types of paper/card.

Please let me know if you experiment with this technique and let me come and see your results and have fun. I'm off to finish these tags.

hugs Brenda xxx

14 comments:

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous, Brenda! Will definitely be trying this myself - beautiful samples!

xxx Lynn

Jess M said...

These came out great! I love the one with the numbers on it.

rachel said...

this looks great brenda. i love the glaze and its great that it works in this way too. fabulous xx

Redanne said...

I just love the results you got with the technique, the glaze certainly adds a whole new dimension to our crafting - thanks so much for sharing your experiments, the results are wonderful. Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous results Brenda and thanks for sharing your experiments. I was only looking at my pot this morning wondering what else I could do with it! Jennie x

Joi at RR said...

So interesting Brenda - thanks bunches for a great tutorial. These are sooooo unique and look super fine too. j.

mamablitger said...

Thank you Brenda for sharing your experiences. So nice to learn new techniques. And your tags turned out fabulous. Love the colors you mixed.
Thanks again... Hugs from Monica... Spain

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

You brilliant girl you, fabulous, am definitely going to give this a try, thanks so much for sharing your techniques Brenda!

Angela Radford said...

Love the results Brenda, recently got some of this so will need to give it a go after I've finished making the skins I'm working on at the moment. Happy crafting, Angela x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ah well! Having seen your later post before i saw this I think I do need micro glaze! lol! Thanks for showing this!!! Chrisx

2amscrapper said...

This was very helpful. Thanks for the visuals.

Gina said...

Wonderfully instructive post. It's nice to see works in progress :D XXX

Karen Petitt said...

It was already on my wish list and even more now! Thanks for sharing Karen x