How to Make Cracked Glass

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Cracked Glass Tutorial 9

Hello friends.  Cracked glass is an old technique that I wanted to share with you.  After colouring these images out, cracked glass seemed to be appropriate to bring out the bright colours.  Four images were coloured and made into cards and I got them mailed out for my American family and friends, who celebrate Thanksgiving in a couple of days.  You will notice there are no embellishments because I wanted to make them mailable.  Image was coloured with Copic markers.

You will notice white embossing powder that didn’t quite melt in some of the photos.  For some reason, the first image turned out that way, but the other three worked out beautifully as seen in this final photo.

I hope you are inspired to try out this oldie, but goodie, technique.

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Cracked Glass Tutorial 1

Supplies:  coloured image, VersaMark, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, heat gun

Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Cracked Glass Tutorial 2

Cover your image with VersaMark

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Cover your VersaMarked image with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.

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With your heat gun, melt your embossing powder.  Repeat again by covering with VersaMark and add embossing powder and use heat gun so that there are three layers completed.  The first layer will be bumpy–that’s normal.

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After covering your image with three layers of embossing powder your coverage will be nice and smooth.

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Put image into your freezer for ten minutes.

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When you take out your image from the freezer, bend your image and allow it to crack all over.

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If you look closely you will see that the image is cracked.


Posted on : Nov 22 2014
Posted under Tutorials |

7 People have left comments on this post

Nov 22, 2014 - 04:11:04
beth said:

A real beauty Beth I love the cracked glass look and your coloring on that image is gorgeous…..love your design and papers.

Nov 22, 2014 - 08:11:21
Myrna said:

Beautiful card!!!
I think that is such a fun technique.
Myrna

Nov 22, 2014 - 08:11:25
Patti J. said:

Gosh, I haven’t used this technique in a long time! Thanks for inspiring me to do so. Your cracked glass panels are gorgeous, and the colors are so vibrant and rich! Hugs…

Nov 23, 2014 - 04:11:11
Viv said:

Super card and a great technique Beth. I can’t look closer as your photos won’t enlarge. I can imagine though. Your American friends will be delighted! xxx

Nov 24, 2014 - 10:11:29

Love the tutorial…I forgot about this techie…keep em coming..your coloring is stimply stunning on this card..

Nov 30, 2014 - 09:11:05
Shelly Schmidt said:

Wonderful card- always admire your coloring. Great tutorial as well!

Dec 12, 2014 - 06:12:48
Paula D said:

thanks for showing the cracked glass technique, it’s like seeing an old friend I used to love this technique and forgot all about it. I might give it a dust off after the holidays.


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