Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Technique Tuesday -- April 7th

I bet ya thought I forgot about my technique for today... I have been busy this morning and this is the first chance I got to post. I have also added a "followers" box to my sidebar. If you add yourself to the list it will let you know when I have updated my blog and it's easy for others to visit your blog...

So for my technique today I call it embossing without the heat...

Items you will need:
Clear Scraps Circle embellishments (or what ever shape you like)
Tim Holtz Ranger Adirondack Alcohol inks (I used the color lettuce)
Alcohol ink applicator
Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls ( I used cranberry)
or Liquid Pearls

Once you have all your supplies you want to take the coating off of ONE side of your Clear Scraps shape embellishment.

Take your alcohol ink and apply it to your felted tool and start dabbing your acrylic and let dry

Once it's dry apply again and let dry and apply again. You are looking for the crackle glass look

Once you have that effect let it dry till it's no longer tacky...

Then flip your piece of acrylic over and take off the protective coating. ( I had you leave it on so you didn't get any ink on the other side.) Open up your dimensional pearls OR your liquid pearls which ever you have will work and put a nice amount onto a scrap piece of paper.

Once you have the amount you want using your finger or paint brush and spread it out a bit.

Once you have done that take your stamp and press it lightly into the dimensional pearls several times at different angles picking up as much as you can without being gobbed on.

Then gently lay it down on top of your acrylic and press down firmly several times. (be sure to not let your stamp move.)
When you lift up your stamp the piece of acrylic will be stuck to your stamp. Do not pull it off just yet. Lay your stamp down on your table with the acrylic still attached to your stamp and press down on your acrylic a couple of times. Making sure you get as much as the dimensional pearls onto your acrylic.

Then holding down onto the stamp gently lift your piece of acrylic straight up off of your stamp.

Your piece of acrylic will now look like this
put it aside and let it dry for about 10-15 min and get your card or layout ready for your "embossed acrylic"

Once dry your stamped image will look as if it was embossed on your piece of acrylic
Here are a couple of other samples I did with different colors.

This one is with pink liquid pearls

This one is done with gold liquid pearls

Here is the card I made with my "embossed" Clear Scraps Acrylic

Remember you can click on each picture for a bigger view... In the supply list I have linked each item for you so you can see what other shapes or colors there are available.

I hope you will try this technique to emboss your Clear Scraps acrylic and other items. I would love to know what you thought of it and see your examples of your projects. It's really simple and gets you using some of those fun supplies you have.

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Linda Rodriguez said...

Very cool technique! :)

Andrea said...

I love techniques with the inks because I have them and hardly use them! Really cool!

Bev said...

I like it even better with the cranberry! Very pretty!