Today I'm hosting TWO challenges - it's my turn to host the Mix-Ability challenge, and time for the Splitcoast team to wrap up our week of challenges for Dare To Get Dirty. I can't spill the details of the DTGD challenge, but for Mix-Ability, the challenge is to use some kind of wax medium on your project.
Here's my card... I used a fun technique with MicroGlaze for the background - I love this stuff! Not only is it a wonderful sealer for pencil and watercolor work, it can be used for resist techniques, stamping, and so much more. Also - a little bit really does go a long way!
Here you can see the raised areas of MicroGlaze. This is a soft wax/petroleum product, and it would smear with too much brushing or pressure, but I don't want it to dry completely. Even 'wet', it will still resist a water-based medium.
I watered down some white acrylic paint on my craft mat, and very gently brushed it over the stenciling, letting the paint run down and around the pattern.
Once the paint was dry, I used a rag to just rub the MicroGlaze over the background - it gives it a finished look and a nice matte coat. You can also heat the MicroGlaze with a heat tool to let it melt and run - that's a fun look too (I played with it a little bit HERE).
Here's a closer look at the background - love the clean borders of the resist pattern.
...and a little more detail of the card design - stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.
Do have a wonderful weekend!