Embossing Glaze Background Technique

Hey friends! I”m so excited to share with you some new members of the embossing glaze family from Tim Holtz. I have a fun technique using the glaze and some texture paste in my latest video.


You can watch the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

Embossing Glaze is different from regular embossing powder in that it’s translucent, so you can see through it. This makes for some really fun backgrounds!

On Distress Watercolor Paper, I stamped the Friendship Text Background text in Hickory Smoke Archival Ink.

Over the top of the background, I applied Translucent Texture Paste using the Peony Bouquet Stencil.

Then I sprinkled on a rainbow of embossing glaze using a spoon. I tapped the back of the paper to shake it up a little and let the colors make friends with eachother.

Then I heat set with my heat tool. Be sure to move quickly or your texture paste will bubble.

For the sentiment, I used a greeting from the Hi There Greetings Bundle. The black sentiment stands out nicely from the colorful background.

So in some areas, you can still see the text behind the glaze and in some areas you cannot. I think if I would have used a black ink for the text, it would have stood out better. Something for me to experiment with.

Also in the video, I showed my swatching process and how I store my glaze.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Really Beautiful card!! So glad they came out with more colors!!!

  2. VERY pretty! Love the short how-to at the start for the identification stickers for the tops of the jars. I need to do that……..
    Lori S in PA

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