So...when double sided tape became acid free, I started to use it in preference to glue. Wet glue that is. I had previously given up using the stick glues..after a 'front-dropping-off-the-card' incident at my parents home one Christmas. Pritt stick and dry central heating - lesson learned. I don't really have the patience for wet glue..all the drying and paper ribbling. So I stopped using it.
I did develop a passion for the glazes. And the first in my line of vision was Diamond Glaze. I guess that market is thoroughly cornered by Glossy Accents now, but the DG (as we used to call it) remains a fab product.
Yesterday, I finished a bottle of Diamond Glaze. it was a 14oz bottle, so quite large. And it has worked its magic on spots and dots for over 5 years. It was a white plastic bottle. To protect and prevent it from discolouring in daylight I expect. Which of course meant I couldn't tell how much I had left.
So I drizzled it over my newly decorated box, expecting to have to reach for the spatula and do some frantic spreading, just to get a protective glaze all over.
And I drizzled. And I squeezed. It's hard work. The bottle kept giving, so I kept drizzling. It was running slower than I remembered Diamond Glaze to do, and I cheerfully put that down to thickening - it has been on my shelf for so many years.
The part I neglected to think about was the possibility of accelerated drying time in such an 'old' product. And so, as drizzle faded to splatter, I discovered that the original 'lines' were too set to work into a smooth, dimensional, superb gloss coating. So now I have an artful drizzle topped box. Am quite liking it actually, and will very possibly do something else to it. After much procrastinating of course.
Meanwhile, I have a home for the unruly tapes, I have finished the old Diamond Glaze and the biggest bonus of all time - I didn't have to wait for it all to dry.
That's a result!
This box was a Bratz doll wardrobe I believe. I bought it for £2 from a Charity shop. The lady was mystified, and asked if I had dolls. I admitted that no, I did not, but I had lots of tapes waiting for a home.
Obviously, the lady was yet more mystified, but hey - she shouldn't have asked. It's like trying to explain scrapbooking - eyes glaze over and frankly, I just didn't have the patience!
Have a lovely weekend!