Happy Tuesday friends!
Jennifer at Trillium Park Designs has been a generous contributor to our Quick Tip Tuesday Series here on the SI Blog. She’s sharing yet another of her DIY tips that saves time and money while customizing your furniture to perfection!
[box] “Did you know you can create your own quick and easy glaze? Just use two parts glazing medium and one part latex or acrylic paint. Yes, even the cheapie acrylic paints will do the trick. Not only is it inexpensive, but you can make just the color you need in the amount that you need for the project you’re working on. A little goes a long ways!”[/box]
You can see more of Jennifer’s tips here and here, and I hope you take the opportunity to drop by her Facebook Page and leave her some love. 🙂
Have you ever mixed a custom glaze? Do you have a favorite brand of glaze or recipe you’d like to share? I love all your comments, questions and suggestions so keep ’em coming!
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Catch last week’s Q-T-T here – and if YOU have any ideas or tips you would like to share on the SI Quick-Tip-Tuesday-Series, send me an email!
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Hey!! Would you use your custom glaze after you finish painting and before sealing? Or would you use Day a poly seal and then glaze? Also, can you use this custom glaze over chalk paint? Thank you!!
I varnish first because chalk style paint is very porous and unforgiving. Polyacrylic works too.
Is this similar to Unicorn Spit? I think it’s quite hard to get Unicorn Spit here in Australia
Hi Angela! I’ve never used Unicorn Spit so I’m not sure what it does… sounds interesting tho! Clear glaze is a medium you can add any paint colour to. The paint mixed with glaze has a longer open time, so you can manipulate a faux finish long before it drys.
What are the colors used? I purchased a dresser years ago at an antique store. I am now trying to finish a piece to coordinate/ match and I’m having a hard time deciding what type of paint/glaze/stain, etc that was used!
Hi Cory! I believe Jennifer used “Burnt Umber” for this project. Having said that, matching can be challenging. Sometimes it’s just a matter of testing a few stains and/or glazes (on an inconspicuous part or your dresser!)to see which matches up best.
I know I’m late to the post! Story of my life LOL Anyway – to Angela in Australia – and our host – I mix 3 parts glue 1 part metallic craft paint – it will be thick! but like Unicorn Spit – it doesn’t pull the colors together and get muddy. Then I clear coat the heck our of it. Not exact match to Unicorn Spit – but enough so that people will wonder… 🙂
Yvonne Heidt says
Sorry! White school glue – dries clear!
Thanks for that Yvonne, I have been tiring to figure out a replacement for spit too, as it is way to expensive for me!