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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Technique Page Cracked Glass

Here's an oldie but goodie!! The "Cracked Glass" technique. This is a very fun technique to do too! And not very difficult, just a bit time consuming because of all the layers of embossing powder you need to heat. Using the Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) makes it go a little quicker because it's thick and melts thicker too.

Take your finished stamped image and cover it with the embossing ink pad. Sprinkle the UTEE on and heat it until it melts. Repeat this 4 to 6 times to get a nice thick coat over the image. Once you have it as thick as you'd like it, place it in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Remove it and gently give the image small bends to crack it. Repeat the bending until the cracking has been achieved. Once the image warms up it will not crack but you can refreeze it and then crack it some more. To enhance the cracks rub a dark ink over the top of the surface and wipe off any excess. Layer onto card stock and use on your cards or scrapbook pages.

If pieces should crack off just put them back on if you can find them and reheat the whole thing. Put it back in the freezer and then crack it again. It's kind of hard to ruin it!!!

This is another page I will be including in my Techniques Page book and also will be included in the pages I will be giving away as Blog Candy when my blog reaches 500,000 hits. The numbers are rolling by fast and I need to start posting these more often or it's going to be a pretty slim book!!!

This item was made entirely of Stampin' Up! products. To view more items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

To see the other Technique Pages, click here.

Thanks SO much for stopping by,
Wanda


6 comments:

Pat S. said...

Very pretty sample. I always did like that technique...thanks for sharing :

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous Wanda...love the idea of putting it in scrapbookable format! {SMILEs}

Sara Paschal said...

I have done this before and love the effect. Great post!

Anonymous said...

where do you get the UTEE that you used? barb R.-NY

t.allman said...

This is a new technique to me...thanks for the share. Your book is really growing.
Nanc

sandyh50 said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I saw some of the UTEE at the LSS but didn't know what to do with it. Now I know!