Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Cracked Glass UTEE

My first attempt!

I said in a previous post that I wanted to try the cracked glass effect using UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder).

Here is the result. It is recommended that you pop your item into the freezer before cracking the UTEE, but I don't have a freezer so I just bent it back and forth until it cracked.

This picture doesn't show up all the glimmer on the tag, and I'm afraid I couldn't avoid the glare either.

Here are the ingredients:-
Paper Artsy stamps (free with Craft Stamper subscription), stamped with "Rich Cocoa" Memento ink.
Tim Holtz distress inks "Antique Linen", "Walnut Stain" and "Vintage Photo", applied with an ink dauber and an ink duster (ie shaving brush).
The bird was dusted with Perfect Pearl "Heirloom Gold" and the tag was sprayed with Crafty Notions Shake and Spray "Antique Gold" (I overdid it with the spray which has made it darker than I wanted, but you wouldn't have know that if I hadn't told you would you?).
The UTEE was applied to the bird stamp, three times, before I cracked it. I attached the bird to the tag with an eyelet.

This isn't what I would call a finished product, it's definitely the result of practicing and playing, but I hope you don't mind me sharing it with you.

Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Clare xx


Twiglet said...

Lovely clock bits on the background - nice tag all together!

Liz, said...

Hi Clare, I'm glad you're sharing your 'experiments', it's brilliant to see something different. I think it's fab.

Liz x

brenda said...

Stunnign Clare, so pleased to see you are having so much crafty fun this week and trying out all those things you spoke about.

B x

Violets Corner said...

Love the background you have created! You seem to have some happy crafting going on. Oh, love the spring card too!
TFS the techniques Clare, it gives very much inspiration to try!


Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

That has worked really well and love the backgground too.

Hugs Ali x

chris said...

Hi there Clare
wow this has turned out brilliantly
I might just have to have a go, presumeably this was one of your spends at the weekend, you done a good job!!

Irene said...

Hello Calre

Wow this is just amazing and gorgeous, thank you so much for explaining to us.


Littleted62 said...

This is brilliant Clare, love the cracked glass technique, haven't done that one for ages so you've inspired me to have another go!

Nicki, xx

Jacee said...

This is so stunning, you've done a fabulous job on this, love it!

Kat said...

This is amazing Clare. Just stunning. I'm really glad you're sharing this new work with us.

Kat xx

Juls said...

Clare....this is just so amazing lovely to see such lovely craftiness!! stunning creation! Hugs Juls

pinky said...

I love it, great colours and fantastic stamps used. Definitely want to have a go at this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maria Matter said...

Clare, this is just stunning!

I haven't tried this technique yet, but this really inspires me!

Love the images you used too, wonderful vintage effect!!!
Blessings, Maria

craftimamma said...

This is wonderful Clare and I for one am so glad you shared it. I think I need those stamps most definitely and you caught the shimmer just right.

Lesley Xx

itsabrt said...

Clare this is fabulously artsy wow! Beth

Danielle said...

Wow - just gorgeous Clare! Very arty look and the cracked glass looks fabulous!
Hugs, Danielle

Vicky said...

Totally fabulous...I adore the stamps. You really did a great job here Clare