Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Distress Glaze, Resist Technique with Tania B

Hello everyone, I'm sharing a Resist Technique with you this month, using Distress Inks and the Tim Holtz, Distress Micro Glaze. I've had a jar of this in my stash for awhile and haven't really used it alot. So I decided to get educated and watch a few videos and see what this little jar of goodness can do!!!

Basically it's a water resistant sealer, for Distress inks, stains, markers, paints, watercolours & even ink jet prints. It's a waxy medium, kind of like vaseline or lip balm, and the best way to use it, is to rub it on with your finger.
So I created a tag, and used the Micro Glaze for my background.

It pays to use quality card stock or even watercolour paper for your tag!
 I used a Kaisercraft flower stencil, and some Distress Ink in Wild Honey. (It's best to choose a stencil that has a large pattern, so that you can get your finger in with the glaze.)

Using a blending tool, add colour through your stencil, changing the depth of the colour from light to dark in some areas. (It helps to use some washi tape to tape your stencil and tag onto your craft sheet to stop it from slipping.) 

Once your colour is on, remove the stencil and clean it, before placing it back over the pattern. This time, place it slightly off to the side, so you can see some white areas next to the flower petals.

With your finger, rub some of the Micro glaze into each area through the stencil, (a little bit goes a long way, and you can go lighter in some areas, same as for the Distress Ink.) You can't really see it, so just make sure you have given a good coverage, and then remove the stencil.

The next step is one of my favourite techniques for colouring backgrounds.
Dab some ink from several Distress Ink pads, onto your craft sheet. I have used these colours below!

Spray all the colours with a good mist from a mister bottle, and then Drag your tag through all the colours. (Try not to swirl it back and forward as you may end up with the colours being muddy.)

Dab the excess colour off the tag with a paper towel and use a baby wipe to wipe over the resist areas. You should see that the Micro Glaze has resisted the colours.

You can even stamp over the top once the colour is dry and then, once again, you should be able to wipe off the ink from the resist areas. (Providing you use either a water based ink, or Archival will work as long as you wipe it off quickly!)

To decorate the rest of my tag, I used a blending tool and some Black Soot Distress ink around the edges of the tag! Then I added some washi tape, twine, flowers & a stamped tree branch. And as I'm into birds at the moment, I stamped and watercoloured some bird images from a Kaszazz stamp, and fussy cut them.

Here's my finished tag!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial! And maybe it will inspire you to have a play with resist techniques!


  1. Cool Technique Tania!! Thanks for sharing....and I loooooove your adorable tag!!!x

  2. That looks fantastic & interesting stuff to use, too, that glaze:)

  3. I think I have some in my stash, I must try this.

  4. I think I have some in my stash, I must try this.