Hi, I have a little picture tutorial for you on the cracked glass technique,
Here are the things that you need.. (minus a freezer..lol)
Ultra thick embossing powder,
a heat gun
and of course your coloured image..
take your chosen image and cover with the versa mark
once covered in the versa mark.. i then immerse the image in the ultra thick embossing powder.. (i always use tubs for mine.. it makes less mess..)
once the image is covered with the ultra thick embossing powder.. use a heat gun to heat the UTEP
Repeat the last three steps a further two times..
and you will end up with a lovely smooth shiny covered image..
pop your image in the freezer for 10min..
when you remove your image it will be curled.. lol. this is normal.
just bend your image where you want the cracks to be.. (i love this part.. )
if you don’t like the result, you can always heat the utep again and pop back in the freezer for a second go..
after you have the desired cracked effect just rub some distress ink into the cracks to give a more aged look.. this also shows the cracks up better..
i have used tea dye for my colour choice.. (the thing that i have used to apply the distress ink is a Tim Holtz blending tool)
rub any excess ink off of your image with an old cloth.
here is the finished image, using the cracked glass technique.
one completed card, using the cracked glass technique.
hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
Image “ Wee and Reindeer”
illustrated by Norma Fickel
papers: my minds eye
punches: Martha Stewart border punch
charm: whiff of joy stamps