Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I love to do cracked glass technique. I hadn't done it in quite awhile so I decided to make a whole bunch of pieces. Then I could use some now and save some for later.
This is a very simple but very beautiful technique. You only need a couple of items, a versa mark pad, ultrathick clear embossing powder or regular you just need to do an extra coat or two, and a heat gun.
You stamp your image on card stock. Then put the whole image in the versa mark. Coat the versa mark with the ep and heat set. Sprinkle on more, heat and repeat til you get 3 coats on. It should be glossy and thick. Now, some people put it in the freezer for a few minutes and then crack it. But I just let it cool on my desk then i crack it. I think i get better cracks that way.
I really love this technique it's fast and fun and gives great looking results.
Do be mindful not to touch the hot ep. It burns really badly. (unfortunaly I know from experience.)

This card is also done with the cracked glass technique. The background is also fun to make. You versa mark your back ground stamp and then stamp on glossy card stock. Cover with clear ep and heat set. Then just sponge colour over top to make the back ground pop. Here I used regal rose and rose red. I also used some pretty ribbon. :)

This was a challenge card from SCS. We needed to use a stamp set that was our least favorite and staples. The back ground for this card was alcohol smoosh technique. I then stamped with black staz on. Again cracked glass technique but before I glazed it, I used glitter chalks to colour it in and give it some sparkle. I was very pleased with the result even though I thought why did I buy this set?

I am also into distressing all my edges. Maybe it's to relieve stress. That's my story and I am sticking to it!


Vicki said...

Very pretty!!

iralamija said...

wow!!! your work is just so beautiful!!!!!!!!


Sue said...

i love all these cards! thanks for sharing..!

Wife2TJ said...

Beautiful cards!!! I LOVE the cracked glass technique. Great job1

Dorinda said...

These are just STUNNING!!!