Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Crackled Glass Tutorial for Be Inspired #73

Today's Challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge is to create a Crackled Glass embellishment to go on your card, layout, or altered item. I thought some might need a quick tutorial on how to make one, so here it is!
Gather together your supplies, including a stamped and colored image, clear embossing powder, a Versamark or embossing stamp pad, heat gun, and your project.
Now press your image into the Versamark or embossing stamp pad, and then coat with clear embossing powder. Heat with the heat gun until it melts. Repeat this process three or four times until you have a nice thick coating of "glass".

Now place the image in the freezer for a couple of minutes, and the gently roll it to crack the "glass"... you will hear it crackle. Isn't this pretty?!
Using applicator or cotton ball, rub ink into the cracks to achieve the desired look. (I've tried about 20 times, and blogger insists on posting this photo sideways, so I give up!)

And here is the finished embellishment on the layout. Some darker inks make a much bolder statement. Be sure to check out the other examples the Design Team has created over at Cuttlebug Challenge! WOW!

Here's the Recipe:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Sunshine
Image: Bella Boulevard
Ink: Versamark and Close To My Heart
Cuttlebug Folders by Provo Craft: Signature and Swiss Dots
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket

Thanks for checking in today....and Happy Crafting ~


Beth said...

Hi Betty
Great tutorial and I just love that sweet page.

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the great tutorial.

Rosemary said...

Betty, how fun seeing you do a layout!!..and a cute one at that!!..

I've done the 'crackle', but never thought of putting in the fridge...Cool tip..(no pun

chriswooten57 said...

nice layout. i love your blog. with my illness that i battle everyday, i do not do much scrapbooking anymore. i do still try to make a card here and there. i wish i could get to feeling better so i could finish my newly made blog. it has been about 4 to 5 months since i first made it and still i have not did much with it.

your blog puts me to shame, lol