Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How To Create a Crackled Effect With UTEE

STEP BY STEP:How To Create a Crackled Effect With UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)
From Memory Makers Scrapbooker's Survival Guide
Supplies Needed:Stamped Image and/or Patterned Paper, Clear Embossing Ink, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (Ranger Industries), Tweezers, Heat Gun, Waxed Paper
Crazing, a veined effect most often found in antique dishes, can be easily imitated by layering clear UTEE over stamped images and/or decorated paper. Create your own UTEE crackled effect with these easy steps:
Apply a generous coat of clear embossing ink to top of image (stamped or patterned paper). Pour UTEE onto wet surface, covering image. Shake off excess. Hold paper with tweezers and melt enamel with heat gun.
While melted enamel is still hot, pour a second layer of UTEE on top. Heat to melt. Place on waxed paper to cool.
When cool, gently bend paper backwards in different directions. You'll notice hairline fractures in the UTEE finish, producingan instant crazing effect.
Easy as 1, 2, 3! Your own crackled effect in a matter of minutes!

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