Master It Monday – Cracked Glass Technique

Leah joins us for master it Monday, with the cracked glass technique, using embossing powder.CrackedGlass

By Leah Cornelius

We asked Leah what inspired her to create this project and she said “I am so looking forward to spring and summer and one of my favorite fruits are strawberries. Coloring these strawberry images with Chameleon Color Tones makes them especially luscious and makes me ready for spring even more!”

Materials Used:-

1) Chameleon Color Tones Deluxe Set: Spring Meadow (YG3), Bubble Gum (PK3), Summer Sun (YL2) and Crimson Red (RD4), Papertrey Ink Strawberry Patch stamp set, Versamark Ink, Extra Thick Clear Embossing Powder, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Recollections White cardstock, Papertrey Ink Bitty Dot Blush paper, Papertrey Ink heart border die,Papertrey Ink Tremendous Tags die,Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die and Martha Stewart Twine.


Instructions:- Die cut a scalloped circle from white cardstock. Using Tuxedo Black ink stamp the strawberry image. Begin coloring the leaves using the brush nib and Spring Meadow (YG3), infusing for 12 seconds. Start at the top of the leaf and work toward the bottom. For the tops of the strawberries infuse for 5-8 seconds.


2) For the flowers use the brush nib and Bubble Gum (PK3) infusing for 5 seconds. With pure color use Summer Sun (YL2) for the centers.


3) Beginning with the largest strawberry use the brush nib and Crimson Red (RD4) and infuse for 20 seconds working from left to right across the strawberry. For the medium strawberry work in the same way infusing for 12 seconds and again for the small strawberry infusing for 10 seconds.


4) Coat entire die cut with the finished colored image with Versamark ink. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the entire thing and heat set. Let cool and then repeat 3-4 times more. On the last heat setting immediately place die cut into freezer and leave for 5 minutes.


5) Remove from freezer and gently bend the cardstock to create the cracked glass effect.


6) To complete card mount the cracked glass focal point onto a patterned paper card base with foam tape and add heart die cuts, a tag stamped with a sentiment and some twine.

This fresh cracked glass design looks great over the colored strawberries, if you wanted to achieve a more vintage effect you can rub ink of the cracked embossing so that the cracking takes on an aged effect.

Have you tried any of our recent techniques? We would love to hear how you got on, let us know in the comments below.

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