Hi Gals n Guys,
Happy Monday! Hope you had a lovely weekend. It's been beautiful & sunny here in Vancouver. Today I'm just sharing a quick tip that I've found really handy: microglaze for sealing digital images. (I've been luvin' the growing selection of LPS digis.)
Edited to Add Please Note! This may clog marker tips. Since writing this post, I've found that embossing digital images is a much better way to keep them from smearing. I use Borden & Riley Paris Bleedproof paper for pens, an ink jet printer with clear embossing powder and a heat gun. The results are amazing. More about heat embossing digital images with an ink jet printer here.
This is an environmentally friendly way to keep them from smudging (no aerosol spray sealer) and it's brain cell friendly too (no nasty fumes.)
It does create a waterproof quality to your image, but I've found you can still colour with water-based products quite nicely & get some neat effects by varying how thickly you apply the microglaze. It makes the printer ink darker & it really makes colours POP too. Hope it's useful to ya!
2...sketch Challenge for LPS & prize
3...BIG sale at Little Paper Shop
- Digital Images
- Colouring medium of your choice
- Microglaze TV weekly stamping video with Judi
- The info package to go with the video above
- Uses for microglaze (from Judikins)
- Microglaze website
- Uses for microglaze by MaryJo (love the idea to make a metallic paste with pearlex or perfect pearls (other pigment powders should work too.)
- Peeling paint technique (use Microglaze in place of Petroleum jelly)
- Cindy uses it to Waterproof images
The texture of the Microglaze is paste like.
Step 3) Rub the Microglaze all over your image (and surrounding area, wherever you want to colour or add gloss.)
When your image is on an angle, you can see the subtle shine it leaves. More Microglaze less shine. Less=less shine, (no duh, huh?) LOL. ;O)
This week's sketch challenge for Little Paper Shop:
You can win your choice
of 2 digital images!
Comment with your entry on the LPS blog here.
"In addition to this AWESOME sketch challenge and another opportunity to win prizes this month, the LPS Birthday celebration just got even BETTER! It's not over yet!
Thanks for visiting &
May your crafting be blissful!
Edited to add:
Depending on how you apply the Microglaze, you may get a mottled look to your markering-which I find really interesting, but might not float everybody's boat. :O)
Here's a tutorial with a
bit more about microglaze: