Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Technique Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!!  Today I have a page layout to share using the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Collection!!  When it comes to scrapbooking I  have never been good at going about it in a chronological way!!  I had been hanging on to this photograph since 2008 because the right paper never presented its self to me until now lol!!

The technique I would like to share is on the last picture.  It is the cracked glass technique!  I used UTEE to achieve the look above!!  The first thing I did was cut out the section of pattern paper that I wanted to use.  I then covered in versamark and heat embossed it using the UTEE.  I started on one side by heating underneath the paper first then moved to the top.  What I achieved by doing this was one section hat was smooth (heating underneath) and a section that looks bumpy (heating on top blows some of the UTEE off).  I then placed this piece of paper into my freezer for a couple of minutes.  As soon as I took it out I was able to bend it and marvelous little cracks appeared!! To highlight the cracks I then used the "Venetian Lace" graphic 45 ink!!

This technique works great to make a plain piece of pattern paper become something much more!!  Thank you for stopping by and Have a great day!!