View Full Version : Burnished?

03-10-2010, 10:20 AM
,,, sort of a neat thing happened, just fooling around, made a little flower outline, made it into a stencil, filled it in with colors, then use the stencil on a new layer and filled it in with glitter, merged all layers,,,went over the whole thing with the pallet knife and surprise! it burnished the glitter outline, looks enameled maybe? or leaded? pretty cool!!!!:)

03-10-2010, 10:23 AM
I like it...!!!

03-10-2010, 10:24 AM
Thank You Kenmo! pretty nifty this AR3!!!:)

update, did the same steps but used black glitter, leaded effect?:)

03-10-2010, 12:37 PM

03-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Dear Orian, Thank You very much dear friend!!!:)

03-10-2010, 04:21 PM
That is a great discovery, looks great in metals :cool::cool::cool:.... wonder if it looks like piped icing in less metallic colours.

03-10-2010, 05:19 PM
Dear Juz, Thank You!, don't know but sounds tasty!!! will have to try that idea out!:)

03-11-2010, 08:16 AM
Lee, this is so awesome. Hummmm.... I am thinking stained glass window right now!:cool: Thanks so much for sharing your genius!:):):):):)

03-11-2010, 12:57 PM
Lee these are great. I agree with Alexandra they look like stained glass.:):):):):)

03-11-2010, 01:25 PM
Dear Alexandra and Valerie, Thank You both very much!!!, nice to stumble on little things like that:)

03-11-2010, 02:42 PM
Very cool effect! What you're seeing here is the result of the palette knife smoothing down the texture of the glitter which makes the surface more even and therefore more polished looking. I really like this, those flowers look great!

03-11-2010, 02:50 PM
Dear DaveRage, Thank You for the explanation of what happened, it was almost as though the pallete knife was grazing over the 'leaded' area without touching the colors, then the colors sort of puddled and became de or dimentional?:confused:, very very cool!!!! Thanks again!!!:)

03-22-2010, 06:44 PM
That's fantastic! It looks like what is called cloisonné
1. enamelwork in which colored areas are separated by thin metal bands fixed edgewise to the ground.

Can you tell me what setting you have for your pallet knife?
Thanks, Beth

03-23-2010, 08:55 AM
Dear Beth, sorry to be so late getting back to you, had computer trouble, will have to see if i saved any settings, will get back to you if i find them!!! Thank You!:)

11-17-2010, 12:02 AM
:eek: Amazing. Looks like real stained glass. I will use your tip.

11-17-2010, 12:33 AM
That's very cool effect Lee. You are actually blurring the glitter. The blur palette knife setting is in your first post. 87% pressure 0% softness. :)
Really does look like it's being burnished.

11-17-2010, 03:50 AM
That's really well done. Looks great!
The same thing works in AR2.
Both the glitter tool, and the tube tool will give that
effect on the layers above it, sometimes when I don't want it to. :D
If you get that "bump" look and don't want it, just export that layer with the glitter or Tube. Make the layer invisible that you just exported, then import that
layer right back, and what was painted on there, will
be flat and not affect the layers above it anymore.

11-17-2010, 05:56 AM
Dear Barnburner, Thank you for that news! will try to remember, funny how little problems become new discoveries!!! :)

11-17-2010, 07:49 AM
Dear Barnburner, Thank you for that news! will try to remember, funny how little problems become new discoveries!!! :)

Yep - I'm the poster child for "Necessity is the mother of invention"... LOL...:)