Turns out that Tombow™ Mono Aqua liquid glue™ works well as a glaze medium. While the end result is not as thick as regular glazes, it has the same even glossy finish and texture. The curing period for Tombow™ as a glaze is only about an hour.
Glazing a focal point on your artwork is a beautiful thing. It’s shiny, what can I say?
When you glaze you are not only making an image shiny but you are raising the surface.
Critical factors in glazing:
The glaze finish must not be sticky to the touch after drying.
The glaze must not buckle the paper it is covering.
The glaze must be distributed evenly across the design.
Many companies have great glaze mediums on the market. They give a thick glossy finish and should dry for 24 hours. My favorite is Crystal Lacquer™.
Clear embossing powder also ads a lovely glaze to an image. Embossing powder dries immediately, however, I find it tricky to get an even coat on the first (or second) pass. Embossing is messy for me and requires using products I don’t keep close by.
Impatience over drying time, frustration with evenness, and practicing my “within reach doctrine” led me to the Tombow™ discovery about glazing.
The projects above are holiday tags. Below is a stamped card feature using the same glaze: