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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cracked Harvest Home

Last night my Hostess Club met for the month of November. Everyone had fun working on Fall themed projects. Our hostess Cheri brought some delicious food and was most generous in loaning me her Harvest Home set to design the club projects. Thanks Cheri! This is such a beautiful set...so much fun to watercolor, I'm going to have to add this one to my collection.
We used the cracked glass technique on this card. If you haven't tried it before, you should give it a try...it's a really fun technique. First, you'll want to color your image. This one was stamped with Black Stazon and colored using re-inkers and the aquapainter. After it is dry, cover the whole image in Versamark, then emboss with Glassy Glaze EP. Apply 2-3 layers of the Glassy Glaze by repeating the last 2 steps. Next, stick the embossed image in the freezer for approx 5 minutes. Then, take it out and quickly crack the glaze by gently bending the image. Once the heat from your hands warms the piece, it will be difficult to crack, so simply throw it back in the freezer and rework it after it gets cold. To emphasize the crackled effect even more, you can sponge on some ink to settle into the cracks. (I didn't do that on this particular piece)Here's a closer look:

The Really Rust background was done using the Fall Harvest wheel inked in Close To Cocoa. The little leaves were from the ivy image included in the Harvest Home set. They were water colored, cut out and then glassy glaze was applied to them just like we did for the cracked glass, only we just used one coat and didn't crack them. This gives them a hardened epoxy-like look.

Other supplies used on this card: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla card stock, Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Chip ink, Vintage brads and Taupe grosgrain ribbon (retired)

The group also had their choice of two different Fall themed scrapbook pages. One used the Harvest Home set and the other used Season of Friendship. Check back tomorrow to see the pages we did.

Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Just stunning!

LeAnne said...

This is just gorgeous! I have resisted getting this set, but it is so beautiful, I may have to give in!
Love the extra little leaves!
LeAnne

2stampis2b said...

Wow, very nice! So antique looking, I love your colors with this great technique (that I need to try!).

Vicki said...

Oh I loved the cracked glass!! This is so gorgeous!! :)

Tammy Dunlap said...

That is fabulous!

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

What a beautiful card and example of the perfect technique to go wtih it! Awesome Card!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful...Thank you again for sharing your gorgeous designs.

CV