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Today I decided to share the outcome of some of my experiments, the following comments are just my opinion.
For my first experiment I compared UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and Glossy Accents to achieve "Glass Look Flowers". To be fair I used Ivory Flower Table Confetti in each case. First I colored the flowers using Pigment Ink Pad to color the flowers, let them dry throughly. Then shaped each flower. The next step was to heat my Melting Pot for 5 to 10 minutes, then I pour in the UTEE and let it completely melt. After dipping the flowers in the solution I let them cool off and dry on Reynolds Wrap Release which is a non stick aluminum foil. The flowers had a hard shell high gloss finish....perfect!!!
The second part of my experiment was to use Glossy Accent. I applied it to the flowers straight from the bottle. First off the flowers flattened and it took a lot longer to dry. The flower had a shine but did not have the glass look I wanted and I had to reshape the flowers after they dried.
I also experimented with ways to color the flowers, I need to mention here that the flowers used in this experiment has a shimmer to it. I tried Pigment Ink Pad and Glimmer Mist. The Glimmer Mist wanted to bead up. The Pigment Ink covered very well and dried a lot faster.
Here you can see the how each product turned out in my experiment. Which looks more like glass to you?