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Studio Glazes with Paint and Multi Medium

Studio Glazes with Paint and Multi Medium

Materials List

  • pain brush

A glaze in painting refers to a layer of paint, (usually thinned with a medium) so that it becomes transparent allowing the surface underneath to show through.

By Claudine Hellmuth

First let’s answer the question, what is a glaze? A glaze in painting refers to a layer of paint, (usually thinned with a medium) so that it becomes transparent allowing the surface underneath to show through. Many times I create a transparent layer of paint simply by adding more water to my acrylic paints, to make a wash. But if you are working on delicate paper using a lot of water might not be the best way to go. For example if you are working in altered book and you would like the text of the paper to show through, but soaking the page with a messy wash of paint, could damage the pages underneath ……

That’s where glazes come in handy and it’s so easy to make your own! Ready? here we go!

First, place a small dot of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium and another dot of acrylic paint ont Mix together with your brush and you’ve created a glaze! That’s it! You can vary the amount of Multi Medium used to make your glaze more or less transparent.
Brush onto your paper and you can see what a nice transparent glaze of color you have created! That was easy Here you can see by the stripe at the bottom the difference between paint applied at full strength vs. the glaze of paint.

You can use glazes to alter the look of scrapbook paper, photocopies, maps, just abut anything that you would like to add a little tint of color to! Happy glazing!