Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Violets and cracked glass
I've been busy in my craft room designing for an upcoming card class that I teach monthly at a local scrapbook store. I usually can't use my TAC stamps because I have to use products that the store has for resale, however this month I wanted to teach the cracked glass technique since they started carrying UTEE. I didn't have an image that worked well for this technique from the store so for demo purposes I am using an image from Flower Collage Trio- one of my favorite classic sets from TAC. The cardstock is all Bazzill. I sponged Cognac Palette Ink on all pieces to give it a more vintage look. For the image I colored it in with Prisma Colored Pencils- love the way they blend- and then sponged the Cognac all over it again to age it. I then added the UTEE using Versamark Ink in layers until it got thick enough to "crack" After it cooled completely I manipulated the paper until the UTEE started to crack. Some people put it in the freezer to get the cracks but it worked just fine with me bending the paper. I love the result! I added a Bazzill flower cut in half as "photo corners" and accented the top one with a double spiral. What do you think? If you are local and want to learn this technique come to class at Lonestar Scrapbook Company next Tuesday and you will make this very card! Any questions- just email me...