Hi guys! Autumn with you today to share another variation of the cracked glass technique, originally shown on Wendy Vecchi's blog. This time I've geared my color scheme towards a mercury glass feel. In my never ending quest for new and exciting techniques to share with you, this has to be an all time favorite.
I cut my white mat board to size, then painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Metallic White Fire. Next, I distressed the edges of the panel heavily and sponged black archival ink on the edges and into the center, using a wet wipe to smear and burnish.
I used a palette knife to scrape on IndigoBlu Super Thick Slap It On paste then stamped the Crackleglaze stamp repeatedly into the wet paste. (Make sure to wash your stamp immediately.) Next I brushed on black gesso and burnish into the cracks. You can also use a black Distress Crayon. I have used both and like the gesso method best because it is more subtle. I used my panel to create a layered frame to display a favorite santa photo. My photo is packed away just yet, but I can't wait to dig it out in November and replace this Found Relative. The clip will allow me to switch the photos easily
To finish off this project I inked up a red panel then tried a two step stencil technique (which I just made up and love). First I taped my stencil down to my inky card then tapped the edges with Versamark ink and applied Silver Liquid Glass EP. I heat set then repositioned my stencil and sponged with black. I used a wet wipe to wipe the black off of the silver embossed areas.
I am addicted to the drama of this card! I think it would be great to finish both sides of the snowflake and make it a removable ornament on a card. Hmm, maybe next time. :)
My golden glass project can be found HERE. Man, I hope your gears are turning and you're thinking up new ways to expand on this technique! I hope you'll share a link to your project in the comments if you give it a go. Thanks so much for joining us today, Autumn