by Beate Johns
Layers of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) give your stamped images an antique look.
- Glassy Glaze™ (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) or clear embossing powder
- Heat gun
- Dye ink
- Sponge (optional)
- Powder Pals® (optional)
Stamp image on cardstock.
Add color and sponge as needed.
Apply VersaMark™ over the entire piece of cardstock
Place your cardstock into your Powder Pal™ and pour Glassy Glaze™ over it.
If you don't have Glassy Glaze or other UTEE, use crystal clear embossing powder.
If you don't have a powder pal, use a sheet of copy paper.
Cover entire image and tap off excess powder.
Heat powder with heat gun until melted.
When you are done, your cardstock should be covered with a bumpy, linoleum-like layer of Glassy Glaze.
While the Glassy Glaze is still hot, add more powder over the cardstock.
Hint: If the layer of Glassy Glaze has cooled, don't worry. Either reheat, or apply another layer of VersaMark before adding more Glassy Glaze.
Heat again until melted. The second layer will have a smoother look
Repeat step 6.
If you use regular embossing powder, repeat at least two more times.
After heating the last layer of embossing powder or Glassy Glaze, put the cardstock in the freezer for a minute or two to completely cool. When you take it out, the cardstock may be slightly warped. That is perfectly okay.
Bend cardstock carefully until embossed layer cracks. Repeat on different spots of your cardstock until you like the look of it.
If you'd like the cracks to show more, sponge dark colored ink over the entire image. The ink will get into the cracks, making them look more prominent.
Buff image with a paper towel to pick up the ink that didn't seep into the cracks.
Finish your card. .