Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Painting with Glimmer Glam and Glaze

I really love my Glimmer Mists - as some of you know ;-), but I'm really not too sure what I think of Glimmer Glaze and Glam. I have used them as topcoats, essentially painting over something giving it a nice glossy finish, but there had to be more you could do with it. Inspired by a recent Craft Stamper article that used Twinkling H2O's mixed with Crystal Lacquer to paint onto acetate, I played around with the technique of stamping onto acetate with StazOn then instead painting with the Glaze or Glam on the opposite side. Once dry, I attached it to a script card base with brads, then added an image on top of the acetate as well. Not a bad effect - what do you think?

This close-up shows the painted flowers really well. One cool thing about painting on the reverse is that you can be a little sloppy and it still looks good thanks to the stamping! I love this stamp from La Blanche - their stamps have great detail and I've purchased some to play with from my local RSS.

Here are the individual cards:

The first uses a script background from Paper Whimsy and an image from a cabinet card in my own collection.

The second uses French Kissed images.


lynne said...

Penny the painted flowers are a beautiful touch.
I associate your work with GM but what I liked, your honesty regarding the new products. Here you made them work for you and that is the mark of a true artist.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Well these two look just downright GLAM....really beautiful.

Lori said...

This looks spectacular! I love this effect, I'll have to try that with some other mediums, too!

Ana Márquez said...

It's a great idea, it looks really cute!

Dawn said...

Oh I do like the flowers very pretty lovely cards

Love Dawn xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like great new technique with awesome results! TFS
hugs Lynn

Shar said...

So gorgeous! I don't even have words. You are so creative!