Monday, 20 September 2010
Crackled Maple Leaf
Inspired by Heather Maria's card, which I really like so much, I wanted to try out on this crackle technique as well.
I've distressed the background from Dew Drop Momento : Dandelion, Tangelo and from Color Box : Blush Rose, Royal Blue. With these colours, I've also distressed the maple leaf from Hero Arts CQ228.
Thereafter, I covered the maple leaves with versamark followed by clear embossing powder and heat it with the heat gun. This process is being repeated for about 5-6 times. The leaves are left in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. Once it's time, I took out the leaves and "crack" the leaves. Usually, the first "crack" does not gives much effect so I put them in the freezer again for another 5 mins and cracked them for the second time which gave a better result!
Finally, I used the sentiment from Hero Arts CL278 Great Flourish to finish the card.