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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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
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1. For this quick method I am using the distressed wall canvas made in a previous  tutorial.
You can find it here

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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.

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

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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.

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

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6. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 5.

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7. It should now look a little like this.

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

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

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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.

1 comment:

  1. Great look with this technique, have tried it and it worked great Andy !!

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