Monday, April 12, 2010

A Fun Little Technique

I've been adding on to my patchwork colleciton--

These are 4 x 12 wrapped canvases,  which I also found at Jo Ann's when I was there.  It was a  pack of 3, so I'm  making another one also.  The technique I wanted to show you is on this one--


The flowers are made from  Golden's soft molding paste--


But I actually talked about this technique here.  What I wanted to show you was this one--


I started out by applying this to the spots that I wanted to apply the beads--


Crystal Lacquer--it's just like Diamond Glaze, but I like it alot better.  You don't get the tiny air bubbles like you do with the Diamond Glaze. If you've never used it  before, the results end  up being like the  2 part resin.  It has a very glassy, dimensional look, and it's an excellent adhesive. Also, if you apply multiple layers, it will get more dimensional looking.  Which is what I did--


It was still wet here when I took these photos, but  it does dry clear, which takes a couple of hours to be completely dry. I squeeze a small amount on the surface, add whatever to it, and then keep repeating the process until I'm satisfied.  I haven't done this in a while. It's also fun when you're collaging and want to scatter things--I've used buttons, old jewelry pieces, anything!  It's nice to use for small projects.  I've  never actually used the 2 part resin--has anyone?  It looks a bit tricky.

30 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think I have some of that crystal lacquer, but haven't used it much, except once to embed objects in bottle caps. I have never used the resin, but my art buddy Dana has. You have to be careful about mixing it, as some of hers didn't come out of the molds because she didn't get enough of one of the parts.

I love how you are experimenting with different materials. The results on your canvas is awesome.

Martha Lever said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! I could see a Suzi face in the center of one of these beautiful collages with flowers all around. I do have a face that is adnered to wood but I haven't gone any further. I'm stuck!

Buffy said...

I'll have to give that stuff a try,I have used diamond glaze but always get air bubbles. Where do you get this stuff?? I love your flower.

Janet Ghio said...

I want to try some of that lacquer. My diamond glaze became solid in the thin nozzle--any idea how to remedy this? I love your flowers. they are great!!

Debby said...

This sounds fun and I have that crystal lacquer, for some reason I always go for the diamond glaze. I love what you are making they are so beautiful and so creative.
Debby

claire barone art said...

HI I LOVE CRYSTAL LACQUER AND USE IT ALOT ON MY PAINTINGS IT GIVES SUCH A GREAT EFFECT YOUR PAINTINGS LOOK GREAT XX

mojca - mka said...

wonderful! very interesting technique, attractive format. great, great, great.

Dorthe said...

Hi Diane, this looks so wonderfull, and very creative.I don`t know about that lacquer,and probably can`t get it in DK, but it looks very interesting.I love your patrchwork pieces.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

So very pretty Diane! I love all the wonderful things you do!

Terri Kahrs said...

Diane, this piece is stunning! I love the dimension that the crystal lacquer has given this piece. Thank you for the tutorial! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Andrea said...

These are wonderful!!

Kathy said...

I am so excited that I visited you today! For one thing, these are both simply gorgeous, but the other reason is that I was looking for a thick resin-type glaze or finish to use over some my paintings. I showed a gallery curator some of my work (we made an appt for a month from now to discuss representation), and he said that he thought some of my pieces lent themselves to a glaze like this. I really didn't know where to start, but now, thanks to you, I do! I'm going in search of this substance today. Thank you so much for sharing this product and your lovely new work. Making the flowers sounds fun too.

Dianne said...

Love both techniques! This collage turned out so cool with all the beads and 3D flowers!

Lola ^^ said...

Crystal lacquer is like clear glue? The flower you made is lovely!

Ophelia said...

These are absolutely STUNNING! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Diane!!! I need to get me some of that glaze stuff...your work is gorgeous!!! these dimensional pieces are perfection!!!

BlueRidgeLady said...

How pretty! Cool technique, and adds such a nice dimension to the canvas. Beautiful!!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Diane,
Me too---is she freakin' kidding!! I just might skip the profile. I have no desire to ever draw a profile!!!! But she does it so well!

Saschi and Squee said...

you are a frickin ART O'RAMA CHICK! your karma is good and your talent is too! art on baby! be excellent today!

Marilyn Rock said...

Great tutorial and love what you did with it here! Beautiful!!!!! The flower is wonderful with your art! Thanks for sharing with us....Marilyn xxoo

linda said...

Oh wow, what a cool technique. Your work is super luscious, if that makes sense...I've never tried that molding paste before! Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn Rock said...

Diane; thank you for your lovely comments you leave on my Blog. I always appreciate your visits and feedback.

I wanted to give you the website address for that large tree-branch stencil that I used on my journal. Here is the address:
http://stencilgirlproducts.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I hope this helps. xxoo Marilyn

G.R.I.T.S. said...

Hi Diane, thanks for visiting my blog. Your work is FABULOUS!!Just added you to my bookmarks so I can visit often.
Blessings
Ruth G

Jonny J Petros said...

I love these pieces beautiful colors so vibrant. I love the texture and all your embellishments truly inspiring pieces-- that laquer is pretty neat. Sincerely, Jonny

Manon Doyle said...

I find these pieces so cool! Neat process!

Rina said...

wow Diane....love these pieces as well....so much eye candy and texture...just want to touch....love visiting your blog...always learning something new!!!

joanna said...

Hi Diane! I love this new work you're doing! It's gorgeous!
xoxo

Betzie said...

Thanks for sharing this technique and resin Diane! I have been wanting ot try that molding paste too...saw it on Suzi's video...so neat!!! Love what you did and will have to buy that crystal laquer. I hate how the Diamond Glaze turns bluish too at times. Thanks!Glad I stopped by...

Melissa said...

Very cool! Love the colors, great composition too!
Smiles-
Melissa

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