Micro Glaze™ Resist

by Dina Kowal

Use the waterproof property of Micro Glaze™ for a stenciling technique.


  • Paintable surface (wood pumpkin from Dollar Tree used here)
  • Flat paint brush
  • Gesso to prepare the surface for paint, if necessary
  • Craft paints
  • Permanent ink (Stazon Pigment ink used here)
  • Blender brush
  • Stamps (Impression Obsession L9724 French Word Background used here)
  • Water
  • Stencil (Fancy Web stencil from A Colorful Life Designs used here)
  • Micro Glaze™ (by JudiKins or Ranger/Distress)
  • Soft cloth or paper towel
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project


  1. Step 1

    Prepare your surface for painting with a coat of gesso if needed. Allow to dry completely.

  2. Step 2

    Give the surface a base coat of paint. Repeat if needed for full coverage. Make sure the paint is fully dry before proceeding.

  3. Step 3

    Add stamped details with a permanent ink.

  4. Heat set the ink if necessary.

  5. Step 4

    Brush around the edges with the same ink if desired.

  6. Step 5

    Position a stencil onto the panel.

  7. Step 6

    Use your finger to rub Micro Glaze into the stencil openings, a small amount at a time.

  8. NOTE:
    It’s not necessary to have a thick layer of the glaze in the stencil; just be sure to rub the glaze into all the areas that are open, working it into the corners.

  9. Step 7

    Add water to a small amount of craft paint and mix it thoroughly.

  10. Gently brush the diluted paint over the panel. Be careful not to disturb the glazed areas by brushing too hard – if the paint is not moving freely, add more water. The Micro Glaze will resist this layer of paint.

  11. Step 8

    After the paint has dried completely, use a paper towel to buff the Micro Glaze around, covering the surface of the piece.

  12. The buffed glaze will give a protective matte sheen to your project.

  13. Step 9

    Embellish and complete the project.



  1. Try the technique with dye-based media. Try mixed media too – just make sure your second layer is compatible with the first one.

    Shown here: base layer of dye-based spray on watercolor paper, top layer of Brusho.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Micro Glaze™ Resist. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Love this......
crackedcupannie  |  Wed Sep 4, 2019 at 6:31 AM
Fabulous results!! Love!!
jheyer  |  Wed Sep 4, 2019 at 7:48 AM
Dina, this looks GREAT! I wonder IF the "Dorland's Wax Medium" (Used to sealed in the Oxide Inks is the same???? I've heard it is VERY HARD to add embellishments once this is applied.) Would it work for this technique???? THANKS Dina!!! wink<3
TLady  |  Wed Sep 4, 2019 at 8:29 AM
WOW that is pretty cool result! Gotta try it!
byHelenG  |  Wed Sep 4, 2019 at 9:03 AM
Great video, thanks for all the bonus projects!
stampin_melissa  |  Wed Sep 4, 2019 at 9:58 AM
Yep! It's the same thing! (Just watched the video! wink) A SUPER TUTORIAL, Dina! It's ALWAYS NICE to find out NEW WAYS our products! THANKS DINA!!! wink<3
TLady  |  Wed Sep 4, 2019 at 10:21 AM
Love this technique Dina.
jcmara  |  Wed Sep 4, 2019 at 8:46 PM
Oh, my!!! I'm impressed and now I need to go find me some micro-glaze. I also like your comment when making the mermaid background that you would be using it sometime in the future. That helped me get some clarity - I don't have to finish everything I start right away. If the muse moves on,which it often does for me, I need to let the piece sit and see if it ever comes back. Ah... freedom!!!
dmcg  |  Wed Sep 4, 2019 at 9:16 PM

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