Monday, June 6, 2011

Shrinky Dink Meet Envirotex Lite

These tiny tiles are the result of one layer of Envirotex Lite as a glaze.  I always try and remind my readers that one coat of Envirotex Lite is like 50 coats of varnish.  Why not let Envirotex Lite do all the work for you?
The tiles started out as images I printed on onto shrinky dink plastic.  After they were shrunk they looked very pretty but I prefer a glossy surface.  (You can read about how I made these on my regular blog linked here.)
When you use Envirotex Lite as a glaze you have to remember that the brush you use will need to be tossed out.   You can't wash resin from a brush.  I keep lots of inexpensive brushes in my studio from the dollar store.  I poured a tiny dollop of Envirotex Lite on each tile.
With my brush I made sure that I covered the whole surface of each tile.  I let these cure for 48 hours.
 For a little more detail I also ran my gold foil marker along all the edges.
 They turned out better than I had hoped!
 Here they are affixed to this card series.
Everything looks better with a little Envirotex Lite glaze!

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