Tuesday, May 2, 2017

GUI Day 2 2017

Growing in Unity
Day 2

Welcome back for another day of GUI.
The wind here is crazy today so I had to switch up my Tuesday post for my Thursday Post.  Really hard to take a picture outside with the wind trying to whip your cards around. 
No fun... But we will still make it thru.

Here is the project I have for you today.

I am stepping out of my comfort zone with this project.
I haven't done much when it comes to heat embossing.
So this is a learning experience for me too.

I found this cute little lantern at the store a couple weeks ago.
But it was just plain Jane.
It already had the distressed paint, but the glass needed something.
I decided to see if I could emboss the glass using Unity Stamps.
To my surprise it worked out pretty well.
Just time consuming. 

You stamp with either Embossing ink or clear ink to start.
(sometimes you may slide around a bit and have to clean the glass and re-stamp it)
After you stamp the glass, add whatever color embossing powder you would like.
Now because this is glass, your embossing powder will stick to some of the other parts of glass besides where you stamped.
so you will need a dry paint brush to brush away what you can around the stamp.... this is the time consuming part I was talking about. 
I actually watched a couple YouTube videos to see if I was doing this part right and the idea of using a softener sheet from your laundry room was suggested.
It was a fail for me because when you rub the glass with the sheet, it leaves a film on it.  Had to clean my glass and start over.
After you are happy with your image,
Heat emboss with your Heat gun.
(I honestly was a little afraid at first to apply heat thinking the glass would shatter in my face.  And as much as I still believe this could happen, It didn't. Happy dance on that one)

Here are a few pictures of the images in the dark while the candle is lit. 

the front


Side 1

Side 2 

I hope you enjoyed this project today and it inspires you to try something new too. 

Don't forget to head over to Sharon's blog and check out what she has created for you all.
Leave a comment Here and on Sharon's blog for your chance to win.  There will be 2 winners from each blog.
So comment away.

Thanks for stopping by...


Products used:
Unity Stamp Company - Sunshine makes me happy (bird)
                        - Growing in Unity (Tree)
                                   - Phyllis Harris - Every Breathe  
                            - Without fear/without limits 
Embossing Powders: -Tim Holtz Distress (Withered Wood)
           - All night media (clear)
                                        - Scrapbooking made simple (poodle skirt)