Decorative Painting Tips: Glazing
- After basecoating and before transferring
your pattern, apply a coat of Clear Glaze Medium to the basecoat.
It acts as a protective layer and seals the basecoat. Make
sure it is completely dry before you transfer the pattern.
Glaze medium is also useful as a
barrier coat between painting sessions: apply a thin coat
over your project at any phase to protect what you've already
painted. Dry completely and continue painting or leave
it for the next session. If you don't like what you have
done, you can just wipe it off with a damp cloth or a cotton
bud on a smaller surface or specific sections without harming
what is under the glaze.
Glazing can also be used as a technique
to create depth and luminosity in your painting. Just layer
it in on the section of the flower, e.g., that you are
painting. So you would paint the section, dry, then brush
in a thin layer of clear glaze medium, dry, paint a thin
layer of the next colour and so on. The result is a unique
kind of luminous, light-from-within effect.
Glaze medium can also be used with
your paints to create a stain. To make your own wood stain,
mix paint and Clear Glaze Medium in the ratio of 1:4. If
you want a little more "open time", add a bit
Try glaze medium when applying your
floats. It helps to make them softer.
Glaze medium can be used in faux finishes
especially when trying to create a quick faux marble effect.