Monday, August 15, 2011

Technique Hop - Glossy Dimension

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 13 of us highlighting the GLOSSY DIMENSION technique as shown on page 23 in the Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from NEELY'S blog, you are on the right track!

Continue reading for instructions on how I made the P-u-m-p-k-i-n letters glossy.  Thanks for stopping by! Please continue to BECCA'S blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

I created this Pumpkin Fun layout using Mischief  level 2 paper kit (X7144B) and the On with the Show template in the Magic how-to book from Close To My Heart.  I adhered my Dimensional Elements chipboard letters to my layout first so I wouldn't have to handle them after making them glossy. This was a little risky because I could have made a mess with my product, so you may want to apply your chipboard after applying the "glossy." 

You will need Liquid Glass (Item Z679) and reinker of your choice, I used black.  I like to cover a bowl with tinfoil for the mixing of the Liquid Glass and reinker.  A toothpick or Embossing stylus works well for mixing and applying the gloss.
I cover a bowl with tinfoil for easy clean up once the project is done

Add Liquid Glass and a few drops of reinker until you have the desired color.

Mix with a toothpick or Embossing Tool

Apply the Liquid Glass/Ink mixture to the Dimensional Elements chipboard.  Allow to dry for several hours.
Clean up is a snap.  Toss the tinfoil and rinse off your Embossing Tool.

 Have a memorable day,



Shirley said...

That is so cute and love the tutorial. Great tip about the aluminum foil. said...

Thanks for the tip about the aluminum foil!!! I really could have used that. LOL Love that pumpkin, too!!!

Melissa Robinson said...

Wow, girl! Nice showcasing of the technique - love the photos! And I also appreciate the foil tip! You are soooo smart!

Katie Johnson said...

Love the tinfoil in the bowl for easy cleanup. What a GREAT idea! TFS