Liquid Glazes Q and A

1. What is Diamond Glaze™?

Diamond Glaze™ is a water-based dimensional adhesive that dries to a transparent, glass-like finish in 2-3 hours. It can be mixed with dye-based inks, watercolor and pigments. It works well as a paper sealant when using resin. Non-toxic and acid free, it works well inside bezel pendants to seal images and photographs.

2. What is Glossy Accents™?

Glossy Accents™ is a water-based dimensional adhesive. It is a clear, three-dimensional gloss medium that can be used inside bezel pendants to seal images and photographs. Acid free and non-toxic, it dries within 24 hours.

3. What is Crackle Accents™?

Crackle Accents™ is a water-based dimensional adhesive that dries to a crackled finish. Create crackled looks on most porous surfaces. It is acid free and non-toxic and works well inside bezel pendants and on metal findings.

4. What is Vintaj Glaze?

Vintaj Glaze is a metal sealer and Patina extender. It can be used as a sealer for natural metals to prevent oxidation, mixed with Vintaj Patinas for an extender, and to create glaze-like effects over paints and inks.

5. What’s the difference between Diamond Glaze™, Glossy Accents™ and Crackle Accents™?

Diamond Glaze™ is more dilute than Glossy Accents™ and needs to be applied in layers 2-5mm thick. Glossy Accents™ is more viscous than Diamond Glaze™ and can be applied in much thicker layers. It takes longer to dry than Diamond Glaze™ because of its consistency. They both dry clear and hard. Crackle Accents™ is very viscous. It should to be poured in thin layers for smaller, more random crackles to appear, or thicker layers if large, more consistent cracks are desired.

6. How is Vintaj Glaze different from the other liquid glazes you carry?

Vintaj Glaze is permanent.

7. Are water-based dimensional glazes permanent?

No, water-based dimensional glazes will dissolve if soaked in water.

8. Can I remove water-based dimensional glazes once they are dry?

To remove water-based dimensional glazes, soak the metal bezel or pendant in warm water until the adhesive appears milky. Then pull or scrape the adhesive away from the metal bezel. (They become permanent once dried on fabric.)

9. Will water-based dimensional glazes yellow over time?

Yes, over time, these glazes will yellow slightly.

10. How can I eliminate bubbles from water-based dimensional glaze?

To prevent bubbles, avoid shaking the bottle. When applying an glaze, first squeeze a small amount onto a piece of waste paper to release any air trapped in the bottle tip. Move the tip over the project without allowing air to backflow into the tip as you are applying the glaze. If you still see bubbles, use a needle or pin to pop them.

11. How long will it take for Diamond Glaze™ to set?

Setting time will vary, depending on the thickness of the glaze and humidity. A layer 1mm thick can take up to 2-3 hours to set, depending on humidity. Diamond Glaze™ usually sets to a tacky surface in about 30 minutes and can take as long as 24 hours to completely set.

12. How long will it take for Glossy Accents™ to set?

Setting time will vary, depending on the thickness of the glaze and humidity. A layer 1mm thick can take up to 2-3 hours to set, depending on humidity. Glossy Accents™ will be completely clear and smooth once set.

13. How long will it take for Crackle Accents™ to set?

Setting time will vary, depending on the thickness of the glaze and humidity. A layer 1mm thick can take up to 2-3 hours to set, depending on humidity. Crackle Accents™ will be full of cracks and clear once completely set.

14. How long will it take for Vintaj Glaze to set?

Setting time will vary, depending on the thickness of the glaze and humidity. A layer 1mm thick can take up to 2-3 hours to set, depending on humidity. The Vintaj Glaze should be fully cured in 12 hours.

15. How can I make layers with Diamond Glaze™ or Glossy Accents™?

Make the first layer by leaving enough space in the form for another layer. Allow the layer to set. Place the beads or other objects that you want to enclose on the surface of the first layer, and add a second layer in the same manner as the first. Be careful not to overfill the form.

16. What can I do if a water-based dimensional glaze spills over the sides of my form?

You can clean up excess glaze while the adhesive is still wet. Use a damp cloth, paper towel or cotton swab to wipe away the excess glaze.

17. Can I make layers with Crackle Accents™?

Yes, you can make layers with Crackle Accents™, but layering will enlarge the cracks. To create smaller, more random cracks, apply only one thin coat.

18. What are appropriate image materials to enclose with water-based dimensional glaze?

Water-based dimensional glazes are water-soluble, so choose images that are printed with non-water-soluble inks. Printed images such as photographs and crafting paper work well. Thinner paper and magazine images do not work as well because the images tend to bleed through the paper. Images printed with an ink jet printer and other water-soluble inks will bleed.

19. Can I use dimensional objects with Diamond Glaze™, Glossy Accents™ or Crackle Accents™?

Yes. Here are things to consider:

- Crystal beads, crystal flat backs and any other faceted objects will lose their faceted appearance when covered with Diamond Glaze.
- Charms, metal beads and components work well, as do many crafting embellishments.

To prevent objects from moving during the setting process, use a small amount of glue to stabilize them.

20. What are other uses for water-based dimensional glazes?

Water-based dimensional glazes can also be used as an adhesive. In fact, when you are placing embellishments on a Diamond Glaze™ or Glossy Accents™surface, you can stabilize them with small drops of Diamond Glaze™ or Glossy Accents™ respectively– no need to use a different product. Use Diamond Glaze™ or Glossy Accents™ to add dimensional texture to your paper and stamping crafts.

21. What’s the difference between Amazing Glaze and a water-based dimensional glazes? Which should I use?

Using either Amazing Glaze or a water-based dimensional glazes will achieve a similar result, but each requires a different setting process.

Use Amazing Glaze if you:
- have a conventional oven, toaster oven or embossing gun
- want your project to be completed in less than one hour

Use a water-based dimensional adhesive if you:
- prefer not to use heat
- have 2-3 hours for your project to cure

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