I made a video for you guys yesterday, showing how I use glaze to antique things. Glaze is a really hard medium to learn to work with. It becomes hard to work with quickly, but it also dries very slow. It'll rub itself off if you start trying to go back to fix a mistake too soon.
Here are a few pointers that I noticed I do, while I was making the video:
- I first brush the glaze on in larger strokes, but I'm careful not to let any one area get too strong of an amount of glaze...notice Ill dab a few bricks, then come back in and swirl it around. You don't want your glaze to get to heavy, and it's easy for it to dry too fast and not be able to work with it.
-I use a painter's rag (these kinds don't shed, which is important...you don't want little rag particles in your paint!) to smooth out brush strokes
-sometimes I also use a dry brush to smooth out brush strokes, if they get too strong.
-I was doing a pretty heavy glaze in this video...sometimes you can achieve a heavier look by layering on glaze, versus just using a lot at once.
Hope this is helpful! let me know if you have any questions...