Add Some Shimmer to Your Holiday Decor with a Pearl Glaze!

 

 

 

 

 

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Creating a beautiful pearlescent glaze to bring shimmer to your Holiday  projects couldn’t be easier with Artisan Enhancements Scumble and Pearl Plaster!

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We mixed up 5 teaspoons of Scumble and one spoonful of Pearl Plaster here to create our pearly glaze.  You can thin out the glaze even more by adding a couple more teaspoons of Scumble and still get a great shimmery effect.  A little bit goes a long ways!  We used just a small fraction of our mixed glaze here.  The leftover can be stored in a sealed container for later use.

Ornaments

These craft store ornaments were a blank canvas awaiting some shimmer and shine!  We started by painting each a solid color.

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Once the paint had dried, we used our round brush to apply a thin coat of our pearl glaze.

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We gave the glaze about 45 minutes to dry completely before moving on.

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In the meantime, we made use of some of the extra glaze by brushing it onto some dried folliage and dipping a few pinecones.

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The result was an elegant light shimmer, without taking away from the natural beauty of these elements from nature.

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We turned to Leaf & Foil Size to accentuate some of the details on the ornaments and give them a little more glamour.

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By applying the Leaf & Foil Size with a small brush, we were able to choose precisely how much and where the metallic foil would go.

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After allowing the Leaf & Foil Size 15 minutes to “tack up” we applied a different colored foil shiny side up to each of the ornaments.  Our stencil brushes work great for burnishing the back of the foil.

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Once this step was complete, we were ready to add a sealer to our ornaments!

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Clear Finish is ideal for sealing projects that we want to shimmer and shine because it has a satin to glossy finish.  Want a little more shine?  Add additional coats of Clear Finish.  Just make sure the product is fully dry before adding each coat.

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Whether you are creating new Holiday decor, updating the finish on something you’ve had or want to add just a touch of shimmer to some natural elements, creating a pearl glaze with Pearl Plaster and Scumble is an easy way to get the look you’re after!  We hope you will give it a try!

Please hashtag #artisanenhancements in your project posts on social media!  We would love to see your creations!

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