Making A Glaze
In this blog post we'll talk about how to make a glaze using The Artisan Company Metallic Alchemy range.
What is a glaze?
Glazes are a semi translucent metallic finish that allow your base colour to come through. They are a good way to get a subtle metallic shimmer without being a full metallic paint colour.
Tools you need:
- Metallic Concentrate
- Mini Measuring Spoons
- Baking Paper
- Mixing Stick
- Spalter Brush or Angled Detail Brush
- Olive Soap
How to make a glaze:
1: The tools you need.
2: Decant some Illuminator.
3: Add a small amount of your Metallic Concentrate.
4: Mix well until fully combined.
5: Our finished frames.
- Decant your Illuminator onto some baking paper before mixing in your Metallic Concentrate.
- Make sure to clean the rim of your Illuminator pot with a damp rag before closing. The Illuminator is very strong and the lids can get stuck!
- You can add more than one glaze if you want, play and layer as you like, or layer over a full metallic finish to create depth and movement.
- Glazes are a great way to create shadow and depth in carved details, think of it like using dark or coloured waxes.
Some colour combinations we love!
- Luna Pearl glaze over Wild Honeycomb, Just A Hint, Alexis, Tahr, Moa, Toulouse and all of the mid-toned to light greys!
- Kingfisher Secrets over Hokitika George, Cape Reinga, Sea Glass, Forget Me Not and Tropical Lagoon.
- Oyster Cover over Moa, Calicut, Dor Greige, Just A Hint, Mali and Izabellar's Room.
- Milan Moonshadow over Starling, Obsidian Blue, Tropical Lagoon, Royal Navy, Peacock and Gretels Forest.
See these blog posts and video tutorials for more information on using the Metallic Alchemy range.