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Amazing Glaze is an innovative product that places a transparent, glass-like finish over an image. Follow these steps to create a one-of-a-kind jewelry component.
Picture or design
Adhesive (we used Hypo Cement)
Picture Frame Template
Art Knife or
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
Chain Nose Pliers (for handling hot objects)
Toaster Oven or Conventional Oven
The oven should be preheated to no more than 300 degrees. Temperatures may vary from oven to oven.
If printing a picture, use an image printed with non-water-soluble inks. Images printed with an ink-jet printer will bleed.
Try using different materials such as photos, stamps or playing cards. Add crystals, beads or charms for texture and dimension.
Amazing Glaze can be reheated. Try adding layers of items for dimension.
Find a picture or design for the frame.
Move the template over the image until you have found desired placement. Use a pencil to trace the template.
Cut out the image with a pair of scissors or an art knife.
Apply a thin coat of an adhesive to the picture frame.
Lay the image into the picture frame.
Let the glue set for a few minutes.
Fill the frame completely with Amazing Glaze. Place the frame on a tray to catch any excess powder.
Make sure there is an even layer of powder in the frame. Shake or wipe off any excess powder. Do not over fill the frame or the glaze will spill over the edges.
Set frame on an aluminum foil covered baking tray. Insert tray into a pre-heated oven or toaster oven - preheat to 275'.
Watch the frame closely. The powder will become translucent. When all of the powder has changed to clear, it is done. This process should take about 3-20 minutes (depending on how large the bezel and how much glaze is used).
Using an old pair of chain nose pliers, carefully pull the frame off of the tray. Let the frame rest on a heat resistant surface until cool - approximately 15 minutes.
Congratulations! You have created a unique picture frame piece to use in your jewelry designs.