Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cracked Glass

Last night, we learned how to do the "Cracked Glass" Technique. In the card pictured, the clock appears to have a broken glass face and this was created using this really simple technique. You could use this same process to create flowers behind a "window" or an ornament. Here's how to recreate the cracked glass look:

1. Stamp your image onto card stock.
2. Cover the entire surface with VersaMark ink using a brayer or by applying the ink directly to the surface with the pad.
3. Sprinkle Glassy Glaze Stampin Emboss Enamel liberally onto surface and tap excess off.
4. Using a heat tool, heat the surface until the crystals are completey melted and appear shiny. At this point the surface will probably not be smooth.
5. Repeat the process of VersaMark and then Embossing up to three more times until the surface is smooth and shiny - - like glass.
6. Allow the piece to completely cool. Place it in the freezer for a minute or two to save time.
7. Bend the piece as desired to create cracks. To further accent the cracks, sponge ink into them as well.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you create using this technique!

Stamps: Sense of Time
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, VersaMark Ink
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow Card Stock, To The Nines DSP
Embellishment: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

1 comment:

laurie said...

wow..thats a great technique...I'll have to try that!