Today I’m working with Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish, a water based pearlescent product that goes on easily, dries quickly, and produces a lustrous metallic/pearlescent effect.
A nice feature of this product is the applicator built into the cap. That means no dipping your fingers into the jar, potentially contaminating the product and causing a bloom of mold. It will do the job of applying the product most of the time, though as you’ll see in the video, to get really crisp results with a stencil I’ll switch to an Ink Blending Tool. That’s really the only time I switched off – the applicator doe the rest quite effectively. If you like working with your fingers (as I do), it’s simple enough to dab some onto your work surface using the applicator, then switch to your fingers.
There are a lot of ways to incorporate Gilding Polish into your art in addition to creating backgrounds. You can stamp with it, apply it through a stencil, use it like paint by thinning it with water, and then spattering what’s leftover to create visual texture. I discovered that my beloved PITT Pens will write on a dry layer of Gilding Polish as will Pebeo’s water based DecoMarkers. There’s a lot to like about this stuff!
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