Monday, 19 November 2012

Broken Glass Tutorial: Tando Music blog hop

Hello, my dear crafting friends! Irit is here today with my Broken Glass technical tutorial made for our  Tando Creative Music blog hop.
If you came from Caro 's  blog - you are on a right way!

All you need to make this broken glass look is a big background stamp , clear embossing ink and a lot of Clear embossing powders.All you need to make this final project is Tando most gorgeous Music notes chipboard!
Step 1:
Pick your WOW Embossing Powders stamp. I picked Suzy West  French Music Background stamp.
Stamp a background stamp with permanent ink. I used black Memento, but any permanent ink will do the job. Please, not any kind of pigmented ink as it will be a mess after the first heat embossing step.

Step 2:
Cover the entire  stamped piece with  Clear embossing ink  and add a thick layer of  Clear Gloss Ultra High  embossing powder. Heat it and add 2-3 more layers of the same powder.  Let it cool and add more clear ink all over. Now add a think layer of  Clear Gloss Super  Fine embossing powder and heat it again. Make it 2-3 more times with the fine powder. The fine powder should cover  some spaces that are not totally flat in your  Clear Gloss Ultra High powder embossing.

Step 3:
Put your embossed paper in  your deep freezer and wait for half an hour.
Now take the frozen paper and break it all over as much as you can. The thicker your embossing is and the smaller is you paper piece,  the better crackles will be shown. As  my paper is pretty big (so was this Music stamp), I can see just some small crackles around.
Now add some light brown distress ink over the embossed paper and   clean it with  some wet cloth.
 Now we can see the broken glass areas and our background piece is done.

Step 4: Make a final project using your glass background .The Music chipboard was inked with Black pigmented ink and then covered with Ultra High Black embossing powder.

This technique  works perfect over any printed images too (not a newspaper ones as those are not permanent), but patterned paper, magazine cuts etc.

And one final tip: use a box when you do your massive embossing, so you can pick all your leftover powder. I didn't... I need to mop my craft room as it looks like a sandy beach.
Now go  to our Tando blog and comment! You can win some goodies too!
See you again next month with Tando next blog hop!


Dana Tatar said...

Beautiful card Irit! I love the treatment on the sheet music! Thanks for the inspiration. =)

Katherine said...

Love the technique - definitely one to try....wait til my husband finds it :) LOL

ionabunny said...

Very interesting technique. If I can find some room in the freezer I'll give it a go. Where do you get these ideas!! Love the final result. A great project

Craftychris said...

What a cool technique (excuse the pun)! It looks so effective. Your card is gorgeous, I love the music with the flowers - a fab mix xx

MiniOwner said...

Oh that's so clever and a beautiful card, too.
Sue x

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