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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Cracked Glass Technique

I've started trying out various techniques and this is the latest one I've been doing with my class.  I love thisone, it's so effective. Here's what to do:

Stamp your image (this one is from Pocket Sillhouettes and uses Perfect Plum and Old Olive inks).  Then ink the whole piece with Versamark.

Cover the entire piece with clear UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).  If you use UTEE, you only have to heat it once and you're done.  If you use normal clear embossing powder, you will have to repeat the embossing process another four times to get a good thickness.

Then it's just a case of bending your image to create the cracks in the UTEE/embossing powder.  Don't be shy - it does take some oomph! At first I was gingerly bending it, but you really do need to almost fold the cardstock to get it to crack.

You can then leave the image as it is, or if you would like your cracks more prominent, sponge on some Close to Cocoa ink and then wipe off the excess with a paper towel. 

And here's the finished card! The cardstock used is Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. 

The stamp sets used are Circle of Friendship, Pocket Sillhouetts and En Francais background stamp.

It was finished off with a bucklet from the Hodge Podge Hardware and Chocolate Chip tafetta ribbon.

The lace edging is done with the Eyelet Border Punch.

TFL! Joanne x

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Absolutely Stunning Jo.

Ps loving your attitude, go girl!!!