Saturday, January 17, 2009

Additional hints for the Faux Stained Glass Melted Crayon Background

Has anyone tried the technique yet? Today I sat down and played again, and have a few more pointers for you if you decide to take the plunge and melt those crayons.

1.) You can also add your mic powder to the glue on the transparency. I did this today and the mica powder really popped.

2.) After you melt the crayon and peel back the wax paper you can also add more heat directly to the melted crayon on the card stock without the wax paper on top.

3.) Try heating the card stock from underneath after the first melt and you peel back the wax paper. If you heat the card stock from below you can add a few shavings of the crayon and the heat from under the card stock will melt the shavings on top. DO NOT use your heat gun on the crayon shavings directly, they will fly everywhere and your cats will not like you. (My cats have decided that my crafting area is not a "cat friendly" zone ; )

Let me know if you tweek this technique and what your results look like. And I really would love to see some of your work : )

Here are a couple of cards I did using this technique:

The first one below is the butterfly from the tutorial, the paper behind the butterfly is the wax paper leftover:

From January 17 2009 More Faux Stained Glass Background Cards

This one is from the same background as the butterfly, I had just enough left over after cutting out the butterfly to stamp an image and saying:

From January 17 2009 More Faux Stained Glass Background Cards

And of course, here are a few links:

Given that Tuesday is the Inauguration, I thought it would be fitting to link to a half sheet of Obama Rubber Stamps.

Need a new technique? Don't forget this GREAT archive of all the SCS Technique Challenges, I spent over an hour checking all of these out, I LOVED this one, glittered window, and can't wait to try it!

Speaking of techniques, how about this one using foil? While the tutorial example uses flower shapes, think of what you could do with hearts for Valentine's Day....mmmmmmmmm.

And one of my favorite blogs, Mel Stampz, has an amazing list of 100 things you can
do with your scor-pal. If you have the time surf her site, I can't believe how much information she has gathered, WOW! I LOVE her blog!

Julia Andrus has some GREAT video's on her website, check out this one which shows you how to glaze paper with perfect pearls. She has more videos on her site, make sure to check them out.

Ok, that is it for now, wow, two posts in under a week? I am on a roll ; )

Have a great Sunday all, see you soon.


Anonymous said...

These examples are awesome and I love that butterfly stamp. I'm really looking forward to trying out lots of these techniques. Thanks! Deb_t

Bridgett Owens said...

great cards!!

peteratsummitmedia said...

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Forever Friends: ‘Valentine, Keep Me in your Heart’ and Forever Friends: ‘Valentine's Day Video, Keep Me in your Heart.

This cute little animation from Forever Friends is an adorable way to keep in touch with your loved ones to let them know just how much they are missed.
The soulful soundtrack to the video is by; ‘The Mercury Men’ and is called ‘Keep Me in Your Heart’.

This delightful greeting is guaranteed to melt any heart and leave no doubt just how much you really do care. Just send the above valentine link to your Lover, Friend or Family and introduce them to a lovely tune to let them know they are your Forever Friends and in your Heart and on your mind!

We hope you enjoy the video and song they might give you some great crafting ideas!,

Thank you


craft mad Jenny said...

great cards,


Catrick said...

Now I really wish I had not thrown out that big bag of crayons! Garage sales in the spring here I come...

Also, thanks for the link for the wonderful Scor-Pal ideas. Who knew! I just picked up my new Scor-Pal mat and I am looking forward to playing.

Cathy Hughes

InkyAndScrappy said...

That is so great. I really need to try that again!

Elena Chamberlain said...

Thanks for showing this technique. Your butterfly is beautiful! I did this a couple of weeks ago and now I find that the images I made are very brittle and subject to cracking if bent at all...I suppose once you make the card it doesn't matter, but what about a layout...are these images ok to use for long time adhering to a page?
Hope you can give me some answers.

Jheffner said...

Hi Elena,

I am not sure I would consider this something to use on a scrapbook page, cards, yes.

With the transparency I haven't had cracking issues, however with the lacquer technique it does seem to get more brittle.

If anyone else has some thoughts, please let us know : )

Lubna said...

Briliant technique and so effective - Thank you fo rsharing this:-)

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