Registered: May 23, 2003 Location: Ontario, Oregon Posts: 7990
Wed, Mar 31, 2004 @ 8:10 AM
Gorgeous! I know someone posted how to do this technique - now to find it ;) I especially like how you did the versamark image under the sentiment; it's very effective and adds visual interest to an already dynamite card.
Registered: October 12, 2003 Location: Richland, WA Posts: 27
Wed, Mar 31, 2004 @ 8:52 AM
Cracked Glass -Two coats of UTEE will create a smoother finish. Add a second coat of UTEE while the first layer is still warm, repeat. If you are using a card and not a Stamping Square or Stamping Shape you will need to attach it to another card for stability using glue or Wonder tape. Now bend the card in different directions to crack the surface of the UTEE. Over cracking will cause some of the embossing to pop off. If this happens, just reheat. Swipe dye ink from pad to reinker across the surface. Wipe surface clean. Excess ink will seep into the cracks giving an aged look. Pearl Ex™ can be added to the surface for additional luster I found this explanation of the technique on another site. UTEE is Ultra thick embossing powder.
Love this card, can't wait to try it!
Registered: February 19, 2004 Location: New Jersey Posts: 36
Wed, Mar 31, 2004 @ 9:27 AM
This looks stunning! I love the glass look that you created! I love to watercolor, plus Botanicals, so now I have another idea to try! Thanks!
Registered: March 10, 2004 Location: MN Posts: 2492
Wed, Mar 31, 2004 @ 12:10 PM
Thanks kevel.bull57 for a nice explanation of this technique.. Stampin' Up also sells a version of UTEE called glassy glaze embossing enamel.. one hint for trying this out.. have a open container to put the UTEE in instead of pouring the UTEE on top of the piece.. also a pair of tweezers can come in handy. Another idea is to add things to the UTEE while it is still warm.. glitter, small beads, etc. I just picked up some watch parts that I might play with soon here. I am a cracked glass fanatic.. I love how the technique turns out! Thank you so much for all the nice feedback.