Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Better Than Acrylic and Alcohol Ink for A Stained Glass Look ...

I could not shut down the computer for Thanksgiving without posting a couple more BTA projects for you all. :)

Rather than frosty snow globes as in some of my previous projects... how about the look of glass or even better... stained glass.

Is your mind twirling with ideas?  "Glass" mobile for your porch or in front of a window.  A pretty place setting for your Thanksgiving table.  So many ideas for these little glass jewels!  Since you can cut  BTA on the Cricut you can make "glass" jewels for any occasion or project and in a range of sizes.

How to get the look of glass ... Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel aka UTEE.  Rather than a frosty look like embossing powder it is much clearer and shiny.  For stained glass all you have to do is add a little alcohol ink and let it dry... then proceed with heat embossing.  Are you as excited as I am?!  I only have three dark alcohol inks, but my mind is swirling with ideas for pretty pink and lime green... stained glass butterflies and flowers.  Or how about some red glass hearts for Valentines?  Of course I like the clear look, too.

How about one more project?

Sorry... had to make it another snowman! :)  Notice the snowman in red.  I over embossed it's twig arms to see if it would make them look more like twigs.  You know... a little more realistic.  They kind of curl up a bit.

Can't you see these little glass jewels strung on a garland or hanging from a branch on your Christmas tree.  Of course they would make adorable gift tags as well.

I am loving the "glass" look.  Face is a Peachy Keen stamp and Stayzon ink.  Cheeks are chalk over the embossed UTEE and a dab of Glossy Accents.  

I am beginning to think the possibilities for BTA might be endless.  I have so many things I want to try.  The days just aren't long enough. 

One thing about your Cricut cuts ... you can cut very small with very good results.  I cut a fairly detailed snowflake at 1 1/4" and it cut every detail Beautifully!  After Thanksgiving I will try some other detailed cuts and I will try to go even smaller and see how they cut.

I have several posts and projects on BTA... if you scroll the first page of my blog.  Here is the post with the ordering information if you are interested.  Ordering Information.  

If you email me after tonight regarding BTA... it will be after Thanksgiving before I reply.  I probably won't be back on until Sunday.  I hope you all have a Safe and Blessed Thanksgiving!!

1 comment:

  1. OMG, don't know how I missed this post. How cute is this fella? Wow, this works with the Staz-on ink. Fabulous!! Just another plus. What won't this product do?


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