olor paper and my ink pads to color the elk. Once the color was just the way I wanted, I covered the entire thing with versamark. covered with embossing powder & took the embossing gun to it. Once the powder was melted, I repeated the steps until I got a glassy smooth finish. I put the hot project in the freezer for about 10 minutes. When froze, the paper will naturally want to curl, which is good. Bend in the opposite direction to ensure the glassy finish will crack in random places. Keep bending until you have the desired result. If you crack it too many times or think that you messed up, take the embossing gun to it again, get everything good & melted, and then put in the freezer & start all over again. Once the cracks are just the way you want them, you can either leave it like that & finish your project or you can do what I did. Take your chocolate chip or close to cocoa craft (pigment) ink with a dauber and start rubbing the dauber in the cracks to ensure the cracks pick up the ink. Once finished, you can wipe off the entire area with a napkin and finish your project. This was really easy to do and produces awesome results. I can't wait to see other peoples' spin on this technique so I can get other ideas.
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010 GMT Views: 1192