Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Faux Cracked Glass with UTEE

It’s the second week of May, and time for another challenge here on the Cropstop blog! I’ve been enjoying playing with some new products from the Cropstop store. Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial that uses the Gelli Printing Plate, Distress Oxides, and UTEE.
 To create the focal point of my card I wanted to do some layering with ink and create a collage of sorts. Here’s how I accomplished it:
Step One: Ink up your Gelli Printing Plate with Distress Oxide Ink.
Step Two: Spritz with Water from your Mini Mister
Step Three: Lay a stencil over the top (I used the Tim Holtz Watercolor Stencil)
Step Four: Lay a piece of watercolor paper over top and gently press
Step Five: Clean printing plate and ink with distress ink (I used fossilized amber)
Step Six: Mist with water
Step Seven: Use a baby wipe to pick up some of the ink
Step Eight: Lay your stenciled piece of watercolor paper over it and gently press
After I created my background, I stamped a text stamp (Distressing -Glitz Design) in the corners in Ground Espresso Distress ink and added a bird/sentiment from the Ranger set, Little Birdies (Dina Wakley) in black soot distress ink.   Next I used a thin paintbrush to splash a bit of Cracked Pistachio re-inker over the top, and distressed the edges using the Tonic Studios Paper Distresser.

I wanted to create a cracked-vintage look, so I pulled out my Versamark Watermark Ink pad and thoroughly inked my collage panel.  Next I applied the Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to the top and heat set it. I repeated this process two more time (for a total of 3 layers) and then popped my image in the freezer for 5 minutes. When it was cold, I removed it and bent the panel to create cracks in the embossing.  Next I rubbed vintage photo distress ink over the surface and worked it into the cracks with my Tim Holtz Ink Applicator.
To complete my card, I layered my cracked panel on corrugated cardboard and die cut a doily, sentiment, and corner piece from the Sizzix Hello Doily set. (The doily was a leftover print from this post).  Three Prima flowers with pearl centers add the finishing touches.

I'd love to see how you use UTEE on your projects, so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up! BTW- Be sure to stop by and sign up to win the goodies in this fun CROPSTOP GIVEAWAY - winner drawn May 24th.
This post linked to:
Color Throwdown - Kraft, Yellow, Gray, Aqua
The Card Concept - Vintage Notes (vintage mixed media)
Ooh - La - La - Something that begins with "B" (I have a bird)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Flowers
Creative With Stamps - Flowers


Darlene said...

Very creative ... beautiful background! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Jo Ann said...

Beautiful card! Love the little bird. Thank you for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will link more projects with us soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the scripture in II Thessalonians 3:3 (KJV) " But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil." God bless!


Audrey Pettit said...

That is just SO fun, and absolutely adorable! I am a sucker for corrugated cardboard and I am swooning over that fabulous birdie UTEE cracked glass piece!!! <3

Conniecrafter said...

Your background is just amazing, love the collage look you gave to it with the stamping, I love this technique and haven't done it in so long, I was going to do it the other day but I needed my card quicker. Great details in the card!!

Helen F. said...

What a great card! Awesome background to your collage of images and flowers :-)
Thank you for joining in the fun at Creative With Stamps this month

Dorlene Durham said...

WOW! What a beautiful card. I love all the details and layers. Thanks for joining the May challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

Natalie said...

Great technique with the UTEE, fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

~amy~ said...

This is a beauty! Love all your details on it!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful background for this fun challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
Kathy DRU DT

Broni said...

This is just super cool! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait to try this technique!! Thanks for sharing with us here at the Card Concept!

Julie Gearinger said...

Love your Cracked Glass background with the fun bird and gorgeous colors! Perfect for our "Vintage Notes" Challenge and so thrilled to have your artwork in our gallery! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept- hugs and I hope you have a blessed month!