Thursday, May 15, 2008

More Liquid Glass Tutorial......

To get an Epoxy Look on your stamped image:

1. Stamp image and let dry.
2. Outline and fill in image with Liquid Glass.
Note: I used Icicle Stickles on the wings and filled in the rest with Liquid Glass for a shiny finish.


* Use it to add dew drops to paper flowers


* Use it to add glitter to a project.


* Use to attach page elements (especially good with clear items): metals, vellum (note: it can show through a
little bit), transparencies, fibers, flowers, plastic embellies, stickers that have lost their stick…etc…


* Use on a photo to make an object stand out


Here are some additional ways to use Liquid Glass:

* Use to add any kind of water effect to a page: bubbles, water droplets, or just to make something look wet

* If you have a dull metal object you can make it look shiny again by adding a thin layer of glaze * Use to highlight designs on pattered paper (ex: flowers, vines, or even geometric figures, stamped images – any area you may want to draw attention to, or add interest!)

Use on stickers to give them dimension

* Add some ink to change the color and it gives it a stained glass look

* Use it with micro beads

* Make clear epoxy type stickers with it

* Fill conchos with it

* Add it to acrylic paint to give it added sticking power (and a glossy shine) when painting metals * Take a piece transparency the size of the picture you’re using. Drip liquid glass on the transparency and
hold it up and let it drip down. When it dries, put in the transparency over your picture and it looks like the
picture has water running down it - great for water park or slip-and-slide pics

* If you don’t want a knot/bow in a piece of ribbon or fiber to keep slipping out? Add a dot of liquid glass on
the back – it dries clear, rarely (if ever) discolors, and holds like crazy!

* Use on shrink plastic to give a beautiful glossy look!

* Pound down a bottle cap, cut a photo down to size and put it inside the bottle cap, then cover with the glaze
and let it harden. Love the look! Need to watch it though - sometimes the pic wants to 'float', you may want
to temporarily adhere it with something else before you glaze over it.
* Use it to add glitter to a project. * Use it to make a crystal for your clocks/watches

* When you want to put liquid glass on a shape... like an oval or square saying. Stamp your image on your
cardstock, but do not cut around it yet... Cover with a thin coat of liquid glass. Then add additional coats
until it reaches the desired thickness. After your image is completely dry... then cut it out. If you cut it out
first, the moisture from the product will curl the edges of your paper as it dries.

* Always start with a thin coat and then add additional coats until desired thickness

* It's fun to trace words with!

* Place small amounts on a sheet protector. When it is dry, it peels right up and you can then add it to your project by placing a small amount of liquid glass around the edges to adhere it to your project. If you want to draw certain shapes, stick a piece of cardstock with the shapes on it in your sheet protector and then you can
draw on top of them

* And... using tip from above ... you can cut out the image with scissors to make the edges all nice and neat
* Use it to add dimension to the “veins” in paper flowers or leaves
* Use like super glue to repair household items (it really works great and your finger don’t stick together)

There are some ways to use Liquid Glass....Hope you have fun trying all of them out....Please leave me a comment if you would like to see more of these tutorials. Visit my Close to My Heart store to purchase your Liquid Glass.......Enjoy!


Roberta said...

More tutorials please!! LOL!!

Kristen said...

Very cool ideas! Thanks for posting this.

Kay said...

Very cool. I rushed thru as it is late on Friday, but we had talked about a lot of these things. Good presentation and explanations.

JulieAnnA said...

hi from a fellow etsian! great tutorial! :]

Sara said...

Really neat ideas! I'm from etsy by the way, your blog is lovely!