So earlier this month I shared a post that I had most of the new Distress Emboss Glazes in stock now.  I had also posted a quick video from my basement back in April I think doing a fast demo with them.  I’ve finally had more time to play with them and I’ve posted more videos on facebook as well as these photos and explanations for you.  I hope you like them and are inspired to try them!

This first project is just using the embossing glaze on its own.  First I randomly swiped some white gesso over the cardstock.  I used a coffee bean stencil with vintage photo distress ink first.  Then I used the coffee stain stencil and the distress embossing dauber to apply embossing ink through the stencil.  I shook the walnut stain distress embossing glaze directly onto the project and heat set.  The rings are very glossy and some of the beans even picked up the powder and set too.

This one is my favourite and looks better in person!  I used a brick wall stencil and applied distress grit paste.  Then I applied fired brick distress embossing glaze directly to the paste and heat set.  Usually I would try to move quickly to not let the grit paste bubble.  Since I am going for a rough brick wall look, I let the heat gun make the paste bubble and boy did this make a great brick wall panel!  The bricks are shiny but rough and bumpy.  Very cool effect.  In the past I have let the paste dry and then applied fired brick ink over top of it, but this is much better.

This brick wall is a combo and built on the first one.  First I did as I described above with the grit paste and fired brick glaze.  Then I positioned the stencil again and inked with vintage photo distress ink.  I kept the stencil in place and applied embossing ink with the dauber over top the bricks I just inked.  Next I applied weathered wood distress glaze and heat set.  Again, it’s hard to see in the picture but the bricks with ink and glaze together have a vintage like sheen to them, kind of neat.  Combined with the textures of the paste and fired brick from earlier it’s a cool combo. The vintage photo and weathered wood create almost a patina type colour.

Yes, I love the brick wall stencil LOL.  This time I used texture paste by Prima.  After I applied it through my stencil, I used my fingers to sprinkle fired brick and walnut stain embossing glaze right onto the texture paste and heat set it.  Again, totally different look, very rough old feeling.  The more embossing glaze you add, the shinier it will be.  Combining colours and textures will always give you a different outcome.  Give it a shot and see what you can create.  Change up the stencil, the colours, just go ahead and play and see what you create.

Finally I decided to use the glazes to alter a few die cuts.  I used the same colours on both of these and just look at how different they look!  Spiced marmalade distress ink, weathered wood and walnut stain distress embossing glaze.  Randomly applied ink first, randomly applied distress ink with the dauber (are you sensing a theme here?) and then, you guessed it, randomly sprinkled on weathered wood and walnut stain distress embossing glaze.  Some shiny spots, some where the colours blend together and some where you can tell the individual colours.  They really turned out great.

So that’s my run down for you with the embossing glaze used for something other than just a simple stamped sentiment or object.  Of course you can do that with these too, but I like to get messy and think outside the box when I can.  I hope this may encourage you to try them or to try them in a different way in the future.

Get messy and create!