Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Art Quest Challenge Cracked Glass

So excited to squeeze in one more challenge, before leaving on my trip to the Midwest. Trish challenged us to create a page using one of the cracked glass techniques. See her blog for details.
With Easter coming up, I wanted to do an Easter page, and I thought the cracked glass technique would be great with this stamp:
I was concerned that the fine details of the image would be lost under the UTEE (ultrathick embossing powder) and cracks, so I colored it in and darkened the edges:
I used an embossing ink pad and 3 layers of UTEE (heating after each layer):
Then let it cool:
I bent the image to make breaks in the UTEE and dropped a dark distress reinker over the cracks and rubbed it in with my finger, (then wiped off the excess with a tissue):
I wanted more cracks, but not as dark. I bent the image some more and ran a lighter shade of distress ink over the image:
Here is my finished page:
Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter!


Artlab said...

Very cool Carol!!!!!

Rosie said...

Carol, you are amazing! I love what you did with this image and will definitely be having a go at the technique. Thanks for sharing what you do so very well! x0x0x0
Have agreat time away!

Manna said...

Carol, this is beautiful. I always love this image! Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog. You are a blessing to me!

Trish Bee said...

Beautiful! Im glad you managed to squeeze one more challenge in before your off on your travels!

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

This is yummy the image is wonderful! i have done this technique eons ago but it's going to be nice to go re-visit it.

cookie said...

This is very interesting. Thank you for sharing your process as well as your completed piece.

I'm making the rounds and saying hello to my fellow OWOH blogers. It is such fun taking time to peruse now that the rush has past.

Sending good wishes your way,

ps. If you have the time and are so inclined, please stop by and play Cookie's Treasure Hunt. This week I am giving away my collage, Contemplation in a Parallel Universe.

denise's little birdie studio said...

Carol,this is lovely. I like that you went with an Easter theme.

Cute grand-daughter