Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bugaboo Tutorial Wednesday - Cracked Glass
Hi all,as you know I am the March Guest DT at Bugaboo and it's my turn to do a tutorial.This is my first attempt at a tutorial,so I hope I have explained it properly and made it easy for you to use the cracked glass technique.So here goes.


Below are the tools you will need for this technique a Versamark inkpad,clear embossing powder,heat gun,ink of choice(optional) and sponge(optional).



I have started with a coloured image below,you can use an uncoloured image or even a solid stamped image.It's your choice.



 Take your Versamark inpad and cover your entire image.



Now cover your entire image with the embossing powder.Pick the image up carefully by the edges and shake off the excess powder and pour it back into your container.I use an A4 piece of paper folded in half for this,it is easier to pour the powder back into your container.You need to work quickly,you don't want the ink to dry,you need it to be wet so that the embossing powder sticks.



I hold my image with a tool so I don't burn myself,now heat the image with a heat gun.You will see the powder melt and become shiny.Don't keep the heat gun in the same spot for too long or you may burn it.You will need to work quickly,while the embossed image is still wet cover the entire image with embossing powder again.Shake off excess and heat it again.Don't worry if the embossed image becomes dry,just use the versamark ink again,the same as you did when you embossed the first layer.If you are using fine embossing powder you may want repeat this process 3 or 4 times and less for thick embossing powder.It does also depend on the desired effect,the more times you repeat the process the thicker the cracks will be.If you only complete the process 2 or 3 times the cracks may be finer.




Once you have completed the process above,put the image in your freezer for a minute or two.Then remove it from your freezer and bend it until it cracks.If it won't crack anymore,put it back in the freezer and repeat the process.You can repeat this process 2 or 3 times.You don't want any embossing to come off,but if it does,that is ok,it adds to the effect of it.You can stop here and use the image as is, or go one step further and ink your image.




Now you can ink over your entire image with your desired ink and a sponge.Once you can see the ink through the cracks,you can wipe off the excess with a paper towel or tissue.You can see where a small piece fell out,as I said that is ok,it can sometimes happen depending on how many cracks you put in.




Here is the finished image,ready to be used on one of your creations.I made a card with mine to show you what a finished card would look like.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and use this technique to make some of your own creations.If you do have any questions just email me at chezzy31@gmail.com

31 comments:

Moni said...

Hi, stunning card, and great tutorial, thanks! Hugs;moni

Polla said...

Cheryl, thanks for the Tutorial

Kylie said...

Oh wow Cheryl! That is awesome. I've never tried that technique before, but I am now inspired...I love the image too. Your finished card is excellent. A perfect boys card.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a great job with the cracked glass and the tutorial was great!! I love using that technique!! What a fun card!
hugs,
Chris

Kylie said...

Fantastic tutorial Cheryl. Congrats, you done brilliantly! Thanks for doing it with the SU embossing powder. Seen others with thicker stuff and so didn't want to try it with my fine embossing powder. Now I have no excuses!! Great card too!

Kylie ox

Crafty Dawn said...

Great step by step photos hun well done for your first tutorial

Love Dawn xx

We're painting the roses red we're painting the roses red excuse me oh mr three why must we paint them red? la la la la painting the roses red... I am sorry couldn't resist I have had it in my head all day too!

Scrappy said...

Awesome job Cheryl! :-)

Anonymous said...

VERY cool, more tools I need to buy one day! lol

Gorgeous card!

sgc said...

Cheryl--you did a great job with your tutorial. I haven't done cracked glass in a while; thanks for reminding me to do it again!

Sandye

Cindy Haffner said...

SUPER tutorial, love your card.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the Tutorial! Very cute card! Thanks for commenting on my Bugaboo Challenge card!

Anonymous said...

Now this is just too wicked cool!! I love the cracked glass tech!! Thanks for showing us how to and on a fantastic creation no doubt!! HUGS

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Such a brilliant card!
hugs
kim x

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Cheryl - I am finally here and am glad I came to see this tutorial! Love it - thanks for doing it, I didn't know you could use versamark!! Love your card - it is perfect - love the PINK too - well done Cherly! Always inspiration to be found here! Thanks! {{{hugs}}}

Merry said...

Brilliant tutorial Cheryl...thanks for doing it. Something else for me to try. :-)

Georgia said...

Love the look. I will have to try this. Thanks

Tammy said...

Such a FUN card!! I love it! Fantastic tutorial also...I'll have to give it a try!
Tammy x

Leigh said...

Excellent card Cheryl.

Sammi said...

Awesome tute thanks Cheryl!! Am going to try this for certain!!
Great looking card by the way :D
Sammi
xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

I LOVE this technique - it's great to get such a wonderful tutorial to showcase it for those that may not have seen it - fabulous job and GREAT finished project!
xXx

Jodie Mackrell said...

very very cool Cheryl! Ill have to try this! The card turned out fabulous!

chris said...

Thanks for a very clear tutorial
hugs chris xx

Lynda said...

Ta for a FAB tutorial. Must have a go....along with all the other techys paitently waiting... ;) . The cracked glass looks soooo good with the image. You've done it again Cheryl!!

Rae Anne said...

What a wondeful tutorial Cheryl!!! And what a perfect image to use cracked glass with - Very, very cool!!!

Tammy Miller said...

Cheryl, sorry I am so late in getting here but you did an awesome job!!! Thanks for doing such a great job!!!

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Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card, I tried this technique myself this week. Great tutorial too

FileKutz said...

I just love this! I love learning new techniques and this one is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing! I really love the image too.. is that a stamp you used? or a print?

Aussie Loz said...

Wow Cherly, this looks awesome!! I don't actually have any of the stuff you need to do this (one day I will!!)... great tutorial and I love the affect!!

Caroljenks said...

What a fab Tutorial - thank you :)

Great card you've made, that little skull is fab!

Carol x

Chris said...

Thank you so much. I can't wait to try it. Your tutorial is very easy to follow.

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