1.18.2008

Cracked Glass A La Gabby

I hope I'm doing "ok" at tutorials. Sometimes I think I'm as clear as mud! YIKES! So here goes my version of the cracked glass! Hope you like!


Supplies:

Embossing Gun

Neutral CS

UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)

Stamps of choice

Inks of choice to stamp & color (optional)

Staz-On Ink for image

Versamark

Tray (optional)


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Stamp image and color as desired (optional step)


next dab Versamark ink all over piece of CS you want to "glass"


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in tray, sprinkle UTEE powder. Lift image and shake off excess powder. Put left over powder back into UTEE jar.


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begin embossing. Be careful, it could get messy in this part as the UTEE powder/crystals will fly all over the place. If you have glasses, USE THEM or have some goggles at hand. Heat until all the powder is melted.


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at the first heat thru, you'll maybe notice some "bubble like" embossing, repeat embossing with a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 times. Always rub the Versamark over each step before adding the UTEE.


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do this until it's smooth and glossy and stick in freezer for about 10-15 minutes...depending on how thick your UTEE embossing is.


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when you bring it out of the freezer, it may be curled...use that to start cracking your "glass"


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next, get a sponge, cotton, or dauber to ink up the cracks (optional step)


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assemble your card! You're done!


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Questions? Let me know!

5 comments:

Aimee said...

great tutorial... and cute stamp.

Joani said...

Once again Gabby, great job! You make things look so easy with your tutorials. No wonder why I love your blog!!
Hugs,
Joani

Kerry J. said...

Nice job! You're doing great with your tutorials - they're very easy to follow!

Rosella said...

WOW! Great tutorial. I would say this is the best tutorial I have seen to do cracked glass. Very clear. Love this technique.

Lori J said...

I like the cracked glass tech. I will have to try it with inking up afterwards. I haven't done that yet. :0)