For this weeks Craft Secret Challenge. I stamped the Santa image in cocoa on watercolor paper and lightly color washed the image with Ranger Distress Reinkers. Once the painting was dry, I sponged Old Paper Distress Ink over the entire image to age the paper, and die cut/embossed with Spellbinders Classic Circles. After the image was die cut, I began applying layer after layer of UTEE. I probably had 4 layers built up when I decided to go one more. I stamped on some embossing ink, applied Gold Perfect Pearls and then sprinkled on another layer of UTEE. While still heating the UTEE, I continued to sprinkle on more. I worked the Gold Perfect Pearls out to the ends and it looked like the edges were gold polished. However, this is where I took the turn. Once the UTEE had cooled, I decided to crack it. Well . . . . Santa’s face cracked right off! Instead of melting the UTEE again (which would have been the obvious solution) I decided to peel the UTEE off the image. What I had left was an image that feels like it’s coated in wax. At this point I had all this gold UTEE and nothing to do with it. Remember some small bottles I bought back in the summer, I grabbed one and filled it with the UTEE making the UTEE an embellishment.
Stamps: Vintage Christmas from Crafty Secrets
Paper: Arches Watercolor; Red and Green; Memory Box Spiceberry
Ink: Ranger Archival Coco, Distress Embossing, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo
Accessories: Spellbinders S4-125 Scalloped Circles – Large, S4-114 Classic Circles – Large, and S7-014 Grand 12” Classic Lace Border; Ranger UTEE and Matte Accents; Tsukineko Sponge Daubers; May Arts Ribbon; DMC Embroidery Floss; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 GMT Views: 2109