Sunday, August 19, 2012

Crack the Glass with Floor Paste Wax

Johnson’s Paste Wax
Tsukineko - Ink Crystals – Walnut
Ultra High Gloss Clear Embossing Powder 

VLVS! Stamps:
Tree Writing Collage 4 1/2 x 5 3/4All Hallows Eve 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 
Ranger Archival Ink-Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
Ancient Page Re-Inker-Cardinal

12x12 sheet Colorbök’s Specialty Pack
8.5 x 11 Paper Accents Heritage-Aged Parchment

Sponge daubers
Water (or Walnut crystals already mixed in water)

Creating the ‘Cracked Glass’ effect
Stamp the images in black on the Kromecote paper, leaving ½-1 inch around each so you can tear them out and still have white surrounding them.
Tear the images out.  You want rough edges.
Brush generous amount of wax over the entire surface of the Tree Collage Image.  
Dip the brush in the Walnut crystals and brush them in the area surrounding your stamped image.  I brushed up around and over the edges of the image because I didn’t want an evenly ‘square’ look.  It can take a minute for the crystals to liquefy.  If they don’t liquefy, then add just a touch of water. 
Drop a single drop of the Cardinal re-inker towards the bottom of the image and brush into the walnut stain.  A little Cardinal goes a long way, so be careful.
While the stain is still wet, heap on clear embossing powder to cover the entire waxed piece and heat ‘til melted. 
Cover the entire piece in wax again, and again coat in embossing powder and heat.  Let cool.
Once the piece is cool, fold it in several places until the wax cracks.
Gently rub the Vintage Photo Distress ink over the cracked edges to bring them out.
Set this piece aside and repeat the whole process for the ‘All Hallow’s Eve’ piece.

Putting the card together
Place the Tree Collage piece you just finished on the 8.5 x 11 Aged Parchment sheet to eyeball the size.  Tear out a piece of the Aged Parchment so that is it roughly ¼ inch larger than the Tree collage piece.  You want rough edges.
Use the Miracle tape to adhere the tree collage to the Aged Parchment.  I tilted my Tree Collage slightly to once again avoid a straight-edged square look.
Take the 12x12 Colorbök’s sheet and fold it in half with the white side in, to make it a card.
Place the Parchment/Tree piece on the lower right of the Colorbök’s to eyeball the size.  Tear off the top off the Colorbök in a rough tombstone-like curve so that there will be about 1 inch around the Parchment/Tree piece.  You want rough edges.
Adhere the Parchment/Tree piece to the Colorbök with the Miracle tape.  Again, I tilted it a bit.
Drop a few crystals in a small amount of water (or used already mixed Walnut stain) and use a sponge to daub it on all the rough edges.
When the walnut stain is dry, tape the All Hallow’s Eve piece to the card. 
Add whatever sentiment you wish to the inside of the card.


Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

WOW! what an awesome turned out beautiful..thanks for sharing the how-to

Lyneen said...

Great technique... love the stamps.

Sandra Strait said...

Thank you!