Friday, September 23, 2011

Playing with Sakura



I love experimenting with Sakura's Crystal Lacquer! And I've come up with a technique, that I hope you will enjoy.


1. Choose some interesting dies, and cut wax paper shapes. Cover the shape with the Crystal Lacquer. Let Dry



2. I'll admit, I thought the dried lacquer would pull right off the waxed paper...but it didn't. But don't you worry! I've got the answer. Heat the waxed paper side for a few seconds with your heat gun. You can then peel it off revealing a die-cut shape of the Crystal Lacquer.

3. Choose embossing folders, and run the shape through your Cuttlebug machine.

4. You may either leave your piece alone, as it is - or add colors. I rubbed on Viva Decor Gold, and then buffed areas off. I also rubbed Stickles over the shape too. Finally, I inked the edges with Distress Inks.

I had been going to do just one card, but decided to make a trio of ATC's. You can see the different textures that were created - and there's so many variations left to try!





For this last ATC, I die-cut my spellbinders, and inked the embossed area. Then I just highlighted those areas with the Crystal Lacquer. I also covered the little squares completely, to make them more like charms.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Challenges:
Stamp and Show: ATC
Simon Says: Dies to Die For

6 comments:

Jan said...

Gini...love this look and what a beautiful card!

ellen vargo said...

What a great idea! Your shapes and ATC's turned out great! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :)

Sid said...

Great idea and it looks fab too !!

Nancy Wethington said...

Pretty cool Ms Gini! Your ATC's turned out beautifully. Love the colors and your new technique. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Dawny P said...

Wow what a fabulous card :) Love the colours you used as well. Thanks for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs Dawny xxx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, truly stunning works of art!