How to give Images a Glazed Look (compiled)
(4 posts as of Jan. 29, 2000) By Mickey Jo
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From: Mickey Jo --- I use nail polish. Yep. All those new funky colors that our little girls just have to have. Well now mom has to have them too. That sparkly clearish yellow is awesome for bumble bees and butterfly wings. The clear silvery glitter is great for bubbles, and wings on insects. Not the big chuck glitter. And if some of you ever received those pretty Sunflower cards I made about 8 months ago that were mounted on Forest Green Card stock. The pretty gold line off to the side (cut the front short so the back showed on the right edge) well the glittery pretty stuff was nail polish. AVON sold 12 months of nail polish. Meaning the Birthday Months. One color for each month. Like May, my month, was this beautiful sparkly emerald color. They pretty much matched the stone color for the month. They are great on cards. Of course now that I fell in love with them, they don't sell them any more.
From: Kelly --- Hello! Usually I just use clear EP or I use Pearl Brites which I emboss with clear EP. IttyBitty Beads and/or Fairie Glass works wonders too!
From: Ginny ---What a great idea, never thought of using nail polish, well walgreens here I come!!! I do use diamond glaze which I like better then crystal lacquer. I have crystal lacquer in all colors.
From: Karen Rolleston ---- I use UTEE (which is short for Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). If you emboss the stamped image once with it, it goes bubbly glazed look. Twice goes smooth like glass. You can keep embossing as many layers as you like to make it really thick. Sometimes I stamp the image and colour it, then later I will just stamp the clear Pigment ink stamp pad upside down onto it, then sprinkle with the clear UTEE. First - bubbly like old fashioned glass, second layer like clear smooth glass, then you can sprinkle Judikins beads sparsely over it and stamp another layer on and the beads appear as though in glass. Another method is to stamp several layers of the UTEE and heat each one, then when you have done as many as you want, you can stamp the image into the last one while still warm and soft (tap the stamp with clear ink so it won't stick or coloured depending whether you want the image to show as an impression only or as a coloured image). This makes it look really effective. UTEE is really fun to play with and the limit is your imagination. You could even put confetti between the layers
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