Friday, January 13, 2017

She Spread Her Wings with Cracked Glass Technique

Hello everyone. Shanna here and I am so excited to be back sharing my Viva Las VegaStamps creations with you! I decided I wanted to play along with the brand new challenge. Have you seen it yet? If not check it out and play with us!

Now I have a video here so you can check out the process off how I made this card. 

I really love the dark tones in this challenge and I went for it. I started with the stamp Nature Collage by Cat Kerr - 20036 with StazOn black ink on some mixed media paper.  Then I stamped the image Waybill Invoice Background - 19416  with some Old Paper Distress Ink. Then I went around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the outer edges. That way the center really pops.

I sprinkled the cardstock with water droplets to remove some of the ink and dabbed it dry with a paper towel. Then I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink with the stamp Numbers Set - 19659 around the edges. I let it dry fast and then I went to town covering the whole thing with Versamark Ink and then thick embossing powder. I used a heat gun to melt it down. I did this twice maybe even three time for good measure. Once your done melting it all with your heat gun pop it in the freezer for 3-5 minutes. YES THE FREEZER! When you pull it out bend it and watch the magic happen but do this GENTLY. Sometimes pieces can come off and you don't want that. If you don't like the way it cracks you can reheat it down and refreeze it. 

I then used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to blend over the cracks so you can see them better. I stamped She Spread Her Wings - 19634 and Dragonfly Wings - 11042 on white cardstock and cut them out. Then I adhered it to my card with some black thread in the background for more texture and pop.

I really hope you like my take on the current Viva Las VegaStamps challenge and my cracked glass technique. It is really fun and I hope you give it a try and share it with us in the Viva LasVegaStamps! Groupies Page. 

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VLVS Stamps Used:
She Spread Her Wings - 19634 from Plate 1459

Canson Mixed Media Paper
Distress Inks in Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, and Walnut Stain
Staz On Jet Black 
VersaMark Watermark Ink
Thick Embossing Powder



Stephanie said...

cool technique!

by belle said...

I love your crackling technique, I am going to have to try it!!