Hands down, my favorite product at Creativation this year was a brand new product from FolkArt called Dragonfly Glaze. This stunning new product is a top coat that gives your paint projects a magical, color-shifting finish. I was sent the full line to play with (pinch me!), and I tested them all out on some inexpensive dollar store candles. Keep reading if you want to find out how to use Dragonfly Glaze to give your craft projects a one-of-a-kind sparkle!
I’m serving as a Plaid Creator this year, and this is my first post working with them. I am thrilled to be working with a brand that I love, respect, and whose products I have used for years! I am so thankful for the amazing job I have!
HOW TO USE DRAGONFLY GLAZE
What is Dragonfly Glaze?
Dragonfly Glaze is a multi-surface top coat that can be used over other paint colors to give them a gorgeous color shifting, shimmering finish. The colors shift depending on the angle of the light making them look something like the body of a dragonfly (hence the name!).
What Colors are Available in Dragonfly Glaze?
The glaze consists of color shifting pigments suspended in a base that applies milky but dries clear. The six varieties of Dragonfly Glaze available are (from left to right):
- Full spectrum (a full rainbow shift)
Tips and Tricks for Using Dragonfly Glaze
Check out this video to see what each of these stunning colors looks like in action. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more creative videos like this!
- Because it is a top coat, you need to put a base color of paint down on your project before you use Dragonfly Glaze. You can use either dark or light colors which will give you different looking results.
- Because the pigments are suspended in a milky base, you want to make sure to give the bottle a really good shake before you start working to make sure the pigments are fully dispersed in that base.
- I have found that you get the best results using multiple thin coats of the Dragonfly Glaze. The glaze doesn’t take very long at all to dry, so you’re not going to add any work time to your project by doing multiple coats.
- I think that this looks great on just about any surface, but those pigments really shine when you use them on a rounded surface. A rounded surface allows you to see the colors shift from one color to the next from any angle.
- I also like to use a firm, tightly-packed bristle brush to apply this Dragonfly Glaze. They make sure that you can work out any brushstrokes and remove excess product without adjusting the pigment placement on your project.
- If you apply multiple coats, I recommend alternating the direction of the brushstrokes from one coat to the next. That makes sure that you don’t end up with any streaking of the pigments since your brushstrokes will be going in the opposite direction.
- The Full Spectrum Dragonfly Glaze requires more coats than the other varieties do to achieve full coverage of pigments. The color shift is still definitely there, it just requires a bit more time and effort.
Where Can I Buy Dragonfly Glaze?
Dragonfly Glaze is available on Plaid’s online store and in your local craft store. When it is available on Amazon, I will link it below in case you can’t find it locally.