We have had the honor of having Vicki Ross visit our studio recently and boy do we have a good time when she is around. Lots of laughs, lots of great ideas and we always learn a thing or two about what our paints will do (and won’t do) Vicki is not shy about that, but we love it. For those of you who are not familiar with Vicki, she is a fabulous artist, mixed media artist and all around creative soul. She loves to create videos and share her love of art, her knowledge of how it works and let’s you inside her studio where she experiments with art and craft in many fun ways. Before we share with you this fun Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze video we wanted to share a bit of Vicki’s work on Axully.com.
Now let’s play a little…one thing we have learned from Vicki is that it is always a good idea to play with new products and test them with other products, tools and gadgets you have to see what happens. Sometimes the results are wonderful and other times not so much, but the fun is in the journey. The more you know about the products and what they are capable of, the more handy they are when you start to create.
If you are not familiar with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze or if you have not played with the paint recently here are a few things you might not know.
1 – This is a water-soluble paint that comes in a full spectrum of colors. You can see them all in our shop (Glimmer Glaze)
Vicki creates swatch books for each of the paints she works with so she can test the colors, see how they perform on different base coats and she refers to them when working on different projects.
2 – Each bottle comes with its own brush applicator, it is truly like nail polish for your crafts
3 – The paint is semi-opaque and filled with mica
4 – When the paint dries it has a slight dimension to it.
5 – You can use the paint as a resist for Tattered Angels Mists. Where you apply it, the mist will rub off.
6 – You can paint on virtually any surface including paper, glass, fabric, burlap, canvas, plastic, terra-cotta, ceramic, metal, cork, wood, concrete, etc.
7 – You can blend more than one color to create your own colors
8 – Pour it into a cup and add a bit of water to create a thinner watercolor paint with mica
9 – You can blend the paint with a wide range of mediums to tint them and add a touch of mica (Vicki shows off a few options in the video)
10 – Add a fine tip point and you can write with this paint (Vicki shows you how in the video)
11 – You can apply heat at close range which will cause the paint to create a unique bubble effect
12 – You can use this paint to color in and out of the lines on any artwork. It is a great alternative to markers and pencils for adult coloring projects.
Enjoy Vicki’s video where she walks you through her play time with Glimmer Glaze and introduces you to a new paint that is a perfect addition to your mixed media studio of products.
To see Vicki’s entire collection of videos where she shares wonderful mixed media techniques, her swatches, fine art techniques and most of the time just has a great time click here.
We hope you are inspired to give this special little paints a try when you embark on your next Mixed Media project. We know you will love the results.