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Why I love Silks Acrylic Glaze



It's no secret that I love Silks Acrylic Glaze. It was not love at first use though. Like most of the colorants I've bought, it took a while and a lot of experimenting before I "fell in love" with them! *winks*


Wood monogram with Silke Acrylic Glazes

Silks Acrylic Glaze is a semi-gloss acrylic glaze. What makes it special is the mica flakes and mineral particles in the glaze. They somehow work together to refract light like a crystal, resulting in a beautiful shimmer and sparkle.



You don't need to use a lot to get spectacular results. Here, I prepped my wood monogram with mesh tape, wrapping tissue + a layer of gesso then just layered on the Silks. You can blend colours when they are still wet or wait for each layer to dry to create depth and richness of colours.


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Mixed media wood panel

They dry fairly quickly and you can add water to dilute them.

Party mixed media tag
Party mixed media tag

The sheen you get from Silks Acrylic Glazes is particularly alluring on patterned surfaces like lace.

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Beautiful mixed media tag for Imaginarium Designs

Or mediums like glass bead gel.

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Mixed media canvas with found objects

They are great for highlighting raised surfaces.

P/s: If you are lucky to have access to Silks Acrylic Glazes, give them a try! I can't get them locally so I only use them sparingly on the top layer of my mixed media projects.


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18 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your tips are the best my friend!!!!!!!

lavina agarwal said...

Lovely projects using the glaze paints..on my wishlist! :)

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Pallavi Iyer said...

Beautiful projects!I have been lusting after these for some time and finally broke down and bought some shades.Can't wait to get myhands on them.Thanks for showcasing your awesome projects.

Radhika said...

Beautiful projects Yvonne..wood panel is amazing..

Annette Allen said...

thanks for the fun tips... your projects are always so clever and full of awwwwww..

Lizzyc said...

OOO Thank you for sharing about these glazes, I do not have any but they sound amazing to use! and look amazing too!

Lizzy Hill said...

Yup, yup & yup! I agree....I only have 3 & my favest of faves is the gold.....they really are gorgeous pots of shimmery colour:):) Loooved seeing your projects that you'd used them on like this, too:):)

~amy~ said...

awesome projects!

dstandard said...

How gorgeous!

dstandard said...

These are just fabulous - wish I could sit and learn from you! I have to have that hands on learning to catch on!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Such a shiny and rich post filled with awesome classy looking projects ! I will definitely remember your tips :)

Lisa said...

All of your projects are so amazing!! Silks Acrylic Glazes needs to use them for advertising!! Spectacular my friend!! And thanks for the tips!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cindy deRosier said...

So pretty! And I bet they look even better in person.

Helen Tilbury said...

You have created some beautiful projects with them & for a long time I really wanted them but I have read some very distressing things online from the company that produce them. They seem to be having a war between the owners & the original one was saying that the colours fade very much over the years, which sadly has put me off them now.

Suman Pandit said...

your projects look awesome, love the shimmer of these glazes !!

Deepti said...

Oh my these are all so pretty! I guess I will have to learn a lot of mixed media from you :)

Audrey Pettit said...

You are a mixed-media master, my friend! These are just gorgeous!

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