Monday, October 7, 2013
Encrusted Jewel Technique Ocean Tryptic Card
Whenever I make these ocean tryptic cards, they are very popular in my shop. This time, I decided to try the encrusted jewel technique using mostly some of the Frantage products from Stampendous.
I had bought a few of the kits at JoAnns a while back, and had wasted most of what I had trying to emboss on wooden ware from some tutorials they had. Unfortunately, with slow internet, and no sound on my computer, I really messed them up by not really knowing what they were doing on the youtube videos.
Anyway, I decided to try again on this card just by trying to do what I thought would work. I chose a bunch of their chunky aged enamels, chunky glass glitter and mica flakes, in colors which matched the colors of oxidized copper and brass after it has been on the bottom of the ocean.
I ran my VersaMark pad over parts of the bottom, and sprinkled a bunch of the stuff onto the bottom of the card, and heated it from underneath until everything melted together, adding more mica flakes anywhere it looked like I needed them while it was still melted. It looks kind of neat!
I didn't add any to the inside of the card because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do as good a job again though.
The DP and stickers are from K&Co, the stamps are from JustRite, and the dies are from JustRite and Spellbinders.
We will probably be closing our shop for the season in a couple of weeks, I hope to be back visiting you all soon.