Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cracked Glass Effect

I found this technique on SCS and couldn't wait to give it a try. My intention was for a flowery feminine card, but I think the end result was quite masculine which I am happy about because I usually struggle to come up with cards for men. I used close to cocoa, choc chip, purely pomegranate and very vanilla cs, choc chip ink for stamping and sponging, and purely pomegranate ink to run into the cracks. I used the brocade basics stamp for the background and the letterpress alphabet set(retired) for the "thanks".
To create the cracked glass effect you first stamp your image, then cover entire area with versa mark and emboss with clear ep. Repeat this process about 4 times, then put in the freezer for a couple of minutes. When you take it out gently bend the cs to crack the embossed surface. It seemed to warm quite quickly so I put back in the freezer and cracked a couple of times until I was happy with the result. I then rubbed ink into the cracks to highlight and then matted it up to complete the card. Now I want to try it again for a more feminine effect.

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