Sunday 20 March 2011

Acrylic Salt Glaze Effect

Hello all,
A quick note on the last tutorial, Judi has commented that Blending solution should not be sprayed as it contains a resin so I have changed it to Isoclene or surgical spirit.
Here is the Faux salt glaze tutorial, This technique can be used with a variety of colours and is an ideal background for stamping or to use in a mixed media project.
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Andy-Skinner-Salt-Glaze mMixed Media layered backround canvas

A PDF version of this can be found in the tutorials section of this blog located on the tabs at the top of this page.

    Substrate of your choice
    Americana Acrylic Paint
    Mini Mister
    Rubbing Alcohol or Isoclene
    Inks of your choice
Andy-Skinner-Distress-Wall1 (Large)
1. For this quick method I am using the distressed wall canvas made in a previous  tutorial.
You can find it here

2. Water down a little Americana Buttermilk acrylic paint. I normally mix at 50/50.Apply this mix quickly over the surface of your piece.

3. With a Mini Mister filled with Isoclene or Surgical Spirit, spray the surface of the wet paint.

4. If you have your paint at the right consistency it should disperse immediately as pictured. You will notice I have brush lines on this piece which I don’t mind, but to avoid this happening use a large flat brush to apply the paint.

5. When the paint is nearly dry gently dab the surface with some paper towel.

6. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 5.

7. It should now look a little like this.


8. Load a blending tool with ink of your choice, here I am using a brilliance pad.

9. Start applying ink onto the acrylic surface gently blending.
I can’t resist putting a little distress ink on there too!

Andy-Skinner-Salt-Glaze m
Please Note: Decoart Americana Acrylics have been used for this tutorial, if you are using a different manufacturer then drying times and reaction to the alcohol may differ.


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