Technique Tuesday - Cracked Glass

I don't have a 6 x 6 layout for this technique. It is the first time I tried this one. Here are the directions:

Cracked Glass
  1. Stamp your image on desired size of cardstock.
  2. Apply Versamark over the entire piece of cardstock.
  3. Cover cardstock with clear embossing powder.
  4. Heat the embossing powder until melted.
  5. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 ... five to seven times (On mine, I repeated six times.).
  6. You will have a thick coat of melted embossed powder over entire image.
  7. Bend cardstock carefully until layers crack. Bend different parts of your cardstock until you like the look of it.
  8. Optional - If you would like the cracks to show more, sponge with dark colored ink over the entire image. The ink will seep into the cracks. Wipe with paper towel to pick up any excess ink.
Here are a couple of enlarged images I used for the cracked glass technique. I had this image sitting on my scrap desk and is was not stamped on cardstock. I think this technique would work better with cardstock, because it is thicker.


I did not sponge dark colored ink over my image. Next time, I will try this.

I used Alfresco stamp set, Simple Pleasures paper pack and Simple Pleasures My Stickease. I finished the card off with cocoa ribbon, pewter photo hanger and pewter brad. All of these products are from CTMH.

Now, it is your turn!
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5 comments:

Connie said...

Wow! It looks great. I really like how it turned out and I like the colors.

Dana said...

This is stunning. I'm in awe right now.
Thank you for the directions, and the tip to sponge it with ink to make them show up better!

dasimonds said...

HI..
Actually this is on my list of techniques to try. I have seen it done before but have not had a chance to try it yet.
Yours really turned out great.
Thanks for sharing !

Jo said...

Really great card, I am so suprised what you can do to paper to change it. Love it!

Shadowcatcher said...

So beautiful! This is one of my favorite techniques.