I thought it was about time I had a go at the ‘Cracked Glass’ Technique! So I did! This variation used walnut inks and floor wax instead of an embossing inkpad to make the embossing powder stick to the card stock. It gave the artwork a really cool textured glass effect which I liked! Have a go and see what you think….
* White (ordinary none gloss)
* Black Card Blank
* Permanent Memories Inkpad: Black and Art Print Brown (Stewart Superior)
* Ancient Page Reinkers – Saffron, Sage and Henna (Clearsnap)
* Paint Brush
* Walnut Crystals
* Future Floor Wax or Johnsons Klear Wax
* Clear Embossing Powder
* Heat Gun
* Pair of Scissors
* Hot Of The Press Scrabble Letters Scrapbook Sheet
* Handmade Leaf Paper
* Double Sided Tape
Nature Rubber Stamp Used By CARDSNSTAMPS.COM
1. Stamp the nature image onto white card stock using black inkpad, let dry.
2. Tear around the image.
3. Paint over the entire surface of the card using floor wax.
4. Dip your brush into the walnut crystals and paint over the top of the surface of the card; try and keep the actual stamped image part of the design free of ink but allow the ink to flow freely at the same time.
5. Using a paint brush, drop a tiny bit of colour from the reinkers and paint onto the actual stamped design – I used Saffron for the paper part, sage for the leaves and henna for the shells.
6. While the surface is still wet pour on a generous helping of embossing powder and heat. Once heated apply a second layer and heat then allow to cool a little.
7. As soon as the embossing powder is cool to touch take it in your hands and fold and crack the image to crack the embossing powder itself thus created the ‘cracked glass’ effect.
8. Take the Art Print Brown dye inkpad and gently rub over the cracked glass areas to make them more visable. Also rub the inkpad along the torn edges of the paper.
9. Layer cracked glass image onto a sheet of torn handmade paper and affix to the front of a card blank.
10. Add NATURE words from scrabble sheet.
Your card is complete.