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Dried Glaze Die-Cuts

Hello! Dana Tatar here today sharing a project that utilizes Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze in a super fun way. I've taken glaze off-the-page and used it to create tinted die-cut embellishments!


Step One: Select your favorite Gelatos® color(s) and apply to a non-stick craft mat. Note: I mixed Watermelon and Blood Orange Gelatos® to create a gorgeous deep pink color.


Step Two: Lightly spritz the Gelatos® color with water and blend until smooth. Add a small amount of Glaze to the Gelatos® color and mix well. Spread the glaze into a thin layer with a palette knife.


Step Three: Pop any large air bubbles with a paper piercer. Let the glaze dry overnight.


I mixed up several colors of glaze. Here are my dry "skins" before cutting. These skins are quite strong and are similar in consistency to a fruit roll-up, but without the stickiness.


Step Four: Carefully peel the glaze skins from the craft mat, place between layers of wax paper and punch or die-cut as desired.


I created a colorful ATC base out of collage paper, a torn book page and tape. I sealed the layers of paper with Gel Medium and added color with Gelatos®. I scraped Gesso over the top of the card and added a pop of color with orange mist that I mixed up using the Gelatos® Mist Maker Set and a Tangerine Gelato®.


I used a Stamper's Big Brush Pen and a stamp* to add a message to this heart.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.

Gelatos® Designer Colors 50's Diner Series (#770163)
Gelatos® Designer Colors Tropical Series (#770162)
Gelatos® Color 4ct - Yellow (#770157)
Stamper's Big Brush 3ct - Neutral (#770054)
Glaze (#770304)
Gesso (#770302)
Gel Medium (#770303)
Gelatos® Mist Maker Set (#770311)
*Hanging Stars Clear Stamp Set provided by Paper Wings Productions.

Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 6 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.

I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.


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this is very beautiful. thank you for sharing.

love this! And love having a new way to use things I already own. Thanks for the great photos and steps. Your project is adorable.

What a fabulous idea and the hearts look amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
Fliss x

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the textures and the wire!

love the background you created Dana!! and that glazed hearts and wire look so good !!

I really like this technique! It reminds me of something I did with my daughter's Girl Scout troop with Elmer's glue and fabric paints. We made "window clings." I love your background collage and the hearts are a perfect amount of pop.

Very cool technique! Great ATC!:)

Fabulous page! I really need to try this technique!!

What a FUN technique and FABULOUS ATC - thank you for sharing Dana!!!

Love your use of the skin!

Amazing, Dana! Love this technique and I knew exactly what you meant when you said the consistency of a fruit roll-up! You girl, are such an inspiration to the art world! TFS!

Really stunning technique, and the result is very lovely, looks like shrink plastic but more brilliant! Thank you for this fab tutorial!! :)

Such an amazing idea thanks for sharing!!!

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