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Old 05-25-2020, 11:45 AM   #1
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I use crystal glaze products for areas on my stamped projects but I have a few places where I just want a little shine (not shimmer or glittery). I tried using a little paint brush dipped in a small puddle of glaze but it comes out splotchy. Is there a product out there that allows you to just add a super thin layer of shine in a very tiny area?
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:50 AM   #2
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"Most" glazes are water based. You might try to thin it out then use the brush, or even a tiny bit on a palette knife. I also "tap" the card on my work surface when done-it helps to let the glaze, crystal effects or what you are using to settle in a bit. Good luck!
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Old 05-25-2020, 03:03 PM   #3
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I use a Sakura Glaze pen. I love it!
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I think different people define shine and shimmer and sparkle differently, so I could be off track, but when I’m looking for glass-like shine, even on something tiny, Glossy Accents does the trick.

I also use a lot of Wink of Stella, but consider that shimmer, not shine.

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I use a Sakura Glaze pen. I love it!
I use this too. It's great for small areas and dries clear.
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I use crystal glaze products for areas on my stamped projects but I have a few places where I just want a little shine (not shimmer or glittery). I tried using a little paint brush dipped in a small puddle of glaze but it comes out splotchy. Is there a product out there that allows you to just add a super thin layer of shine in a very tiny area?
Have you tried a toothpick to "drop" the glaze onto the area and then the leveling technique someone else mentioned (tapping project onto the worksurface)?
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Oh, good point. Or an eye lash brush, not that they’re really brushes:
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:37 AM   #9
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Thank you everyone. I am going to try all these methods and see what works best for me. Yesterday I played with an old Ranger Perfect Medium pen and dabbed it around the area then sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and it worked. However, it wasn't nearly as smooth and shiny as I had hoped for. Thanks again.
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Sakura Glaze is what I use too... or Crystal Lacquer in a needle tip bottle (when I can find it!).
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Another vote for the glaze pen. They come in colors, too...
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I like Sakura Glaze pens too, just don’t think of them in the same category as glass-like smooth glossiness like Ranger’s Glossy Accents. Both great, just different.
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Adding a titch of water to a tiny dab on the side and using the skinniest of brushes (eye liner brush?) is how I'd approach it.
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I just saw a video that showed a lady using the fine tip glue from Stampin Up to make her rain droplets look wet.
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My fav gloss is Nuvo Crystal Glaze. It never bubbles & comes out easy. For super tiny areas I have to use a toothpick, but works right out of the bottle for die cut words which I do a lot.
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I really like the Sakura glaze pen. The first layer won't look to shiny, but you can add multiple layers to get the embossed look. Be sure to let it dry between layers.
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another vote for Sakura Glaze Pen... I find it ideal for small areas!
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Another vote for Sakura glaze pen.
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