Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

NEW VIDEO Paper Glaze Ombre

Hey paper crafters, welcome back.  Today I have a New Video Paper Glaze Ombre.  It’s over on the Picket Fence Studios YouTube channel (link below for you).

In the video I share a few different ways I like to use and blend these awesome Paper Glazes, and then I switch over and show you all the finished cards I made with the backgrounds created in the first portion.

Yes, it’s a long video, but its fast paced with lots of card inspiration.  I know by the end of it you will want to give Paper Glaze a go, LOL….I can’t be the only one who enjoys messing with this stuff and it creates the best backgrounds.

I’m also playing with a variety of different stencils and stamps all from Picket Fence Studios.


cards made with paper glaze products for cardmaking and paper crafting from Picket Fence Studios

What is Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze?

It’s a jar full of smooth creamy medium used to create texture and shimmer in your paper crafting.

You can mix it with Paper Glitz for more glimmer and/or Paper Glaze Enhancer to thicken it a bit and lighten the color.

You can blend the colors together to make new colors

The latest Paper Glaze Lux Ombre – Nutcracker Ballet already has glitz added to it.  With it’s heavy body of mica and glitter infusion, it is beyond spectacular.  Adding depth and hues to your backgrounds.

The Paper Glaze Ombre line is specially formulated and colored for perfect blending and Ombre effect.


How is Paper Glaze Applied:

Paper Glaze is applied with Mixed Media Spatulas (palette knives), usually through a stencil to create a design.

It can be applied randomly across cardstock for a splash of color. Or in gradient order to create the Ombre.

It’s spectacular on dark cardstock such as Navy or Black.

Picket Fence Studios has a great selection of Mixed Media Spatulas but if you don’t have one, an old gift card will work too.


What does the finished product look like?

Once dry, Paper Glaze is very pliable, you can bend and cut the piece as you wish.

You can also die cut card stock that has been Paper Glazed – however, an additional shim may be required.

The Mica and colored Glitter included in the glaze is permanently attached to the cardstock and will not shed like glimmer paper does.

While it adds beauty to your card backgrounds, it doesn’t add extra weight.

The beautiful sheen provides a professional finish for your cards.


How Long does Paper Glaze need to dry?

In my experience about 20 – 25 minutes, but this will depend on a few things.

How thick you apply the glaze: – You only need a very thin coat to create beautiful backgrounds.

Note: in my video, at the end of each application, I turn my palette knife on edge, and scrape back to collect any excess sitting up on the stencil.

The humidity where you live:

I live in a very dry climate so mine dries quickly.  If you live in a higher humidity climate, you may find it takes a bit longer.

I will be adding more Paper Glaze Videos to my own Youtube Channel very soon, but for today, here are some of the finished cards created with the backgrounds I made in the video.  I also share these in the video and the supplies I used to create them.


handmade card created with the Sunset Purples Paper Glaze Ombre from Picket Fence Studios

Paper Glaze Ombre – Sunset Purples

Paper Glaze Sunset Purples was added over the Framed Leaves Stencil in abstract, onto a piece of light purple card stock.  This combination creates this fun and interesting background for BFF Livi Girl.

Next, Livi was colored with Copic Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating die.

Two center panels were cut to add and highlight the sentiment

Livi was added with foam squares to add further dimension to the card.

Finally, the card was embellished with purple gems from the Purple Side of a Rainbow Gem Mix.  There are also very nice purple sequins in the Frankie Comes to Town Sequin Mix.


handmade christmas cards using the Sky Blue paper Glaze Ombre from Picket Fence Studios

Paper Glaze Ombre – Sky Blue

Paper Glaze Ombre Sky Blue was added again through the Framed Leaves Stencil onto pale blue cardstock to create this background.

This time a true Ombre effect was created by starting at the bottom with the darkest color and adding the lighter colors in order.

The Lots of Christmas Cheer image was copic colored in similar hues.  Die cut with the coordinating dies and added to the card. (and this is Christmas Card #26)

The center panel was added with the sentiment, and to cover any glaze that got into the center of the stencil.

Finally, the card was embellished with the pretty white 3/d snowflakes from the Icicles Sequin Mix.

handmade card using card making and paper crafting products from Picket Fence Studios

Paper Glaze Ombre – Sky blue with the Touch Ginger Tropical Flower:

The same random application of card #1 was used for this background onto pale blue cardstock.

Next the Touch Ginger Tropical flower was colored with copic markers, cut out with the coordinating die and added to the card.

The sentiment was die cut 3 times and stacked before being attached to the card.

Finally, the card was embellished with green gems from the Ocean of Green Gem Mix.

handmade masculine card created with cardmaking and papercrafting products from Picket Fence Studios

Paper Glaze Ombre – Pumpkin Spice – Masculine Birthday Card

The Pumpkin Spice glazes were added over the fabulous Slim Line Reverse Leaf Stencil onto white card to create this spectacular card front (not just for backgrounds my friends).

Over that, the Happy Birthday Word Topper Die was cut in black and added to the card.

Next, a strip of black was cut and added the entire length of the card, covering the bottom of the die cut.

Finally, the card was embellished with the Autumn Leaves Gem Mix.

handmade masculine card created with cardmaking and papercrafting products from Picket Fence Studios

Here is a second card done as above but in portrait orientation.  The Pumpkin Spice Paper Glaze was added through the same Slimline Reverse Leaf Stencil onto Kraft colored card stock to add a more muted background for the art.

Matting the art piece in a coordinating color really makes the red pop.

The same Word Topper Die was used, this time trimmed down to fit the Slimline Card width.

handmade masculine fall card created with Paper Glaze Ombre pastes from Picket Fence Studios

Paper Glaze Ombre – Fall Fashion – On Black Cardstock

Try adding the Paper Glaze onto black cardstock for a very dramatic card.

The Paper Glazes are Opaque so show up beautiful on light or dark card.

The sentiment overlay for this one is the Happy Fall Y’all word topper die and then over stamped with the Word Topper Sub Titles Stamp Set

Finally, the card is embellished with the Moon Shade Gem Mix

Here’s the video, I hope you enjoy it and then get our your Paper Glaze and stencils and give the techniques a go:




used for the Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze Ombre cards:

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