Fun Distress Micro Glaze Technique

Hi everyone! If you have followed me for longer, you know I like to change things up a bit and try new techniques once in a while. This month I wanted to play with the Micro Glaze technique, of which I will also share a video coming Friday. So if you’re not subscribed yet to my YouTube channel and don’t want to miss the video, make sure to subscribe!

This month we have the Crafty Friend challenge over at Cloud9 Crafts. Check out the Instagram post to learn more! Only for this month there will be 2 winners, you and your tagged crafty friend! As I’m a DT member, I also created these cards as inspiration for the challenge.

As a focal point on the card, I used the little mice from Mice Day to Celebrate from MFT. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Perfect Colouring paper and colored them with Copic markers:

  • Mice: E31, E51, E50, R20, R30, R000
  • Pink: RV13, RV11
  • Yellow: Y13, Y11
  • Orange: YR21

To create the backgrounds, I smooshed Distress Oxide onto a craft mat, and picked it up with Glossy Alcohol Cardstock. The Distress Oxide colors used are: Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, and Squeezed Lemonade.

In order to get an interesting looking background, I added multiple layers on top of each other, drying them in between. After I was done with all my layers, I let the background dry. Once it was completely dry, I treated it with the Micro Glaze and also buffed of the excess. It was really amazing to see what the Micro Glaze does to the vibrancy, and even the color of the Distress Oxide. If you want to see the before and after of the Micro Glaze, make sure to watch the video coming Friday.

To finish off the card, I used the Thank You for Being a Friend die-namics from MFT. I stacked the Friend die cuts on top of each other for dimension. To also give it a more festive look, I coated it in Crystal Glaze and sprinkled Prisma and Chunky Glitter on top. Below the friend sentiment, I added a sentiment strip, which is from the Itty Bitty Birthday collection from MFT.

I hope you like this card, and it gave you inspiration! Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

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