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Coral & Bronze Sea Glass Flowers for the Discoverer

Coral and Bronze Sea Glass Flowers
for the Discoverer

By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide

Inspired by Julia Andrus' "faux sea glass" from her book Paper Transformed**

Supplies:
Color Box pigment ink: Coral 5498 (Clear Snap)
Mica Pigment Powders: Deep Coral, Ginger Peach (LuminArte)
Pearl Ex Mica Pigment Powders: Super Bronze 664 (Jacquard)
Chipboard flowers (Making Memories)
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel: clear (Ranger)
VersaMark (Tsukineko), Perfect Medium (Ranger), or other clear embossing powder
Soft paintbrush (small)
Heat gun
Electric skillet or griddle
Heat resistant craft mat or parchment paper or foil (to protect griddle)

Directions:

  1. Press ink pad onto chipboard flowers until satisfactory color is achieved. (DTP=direct to paper, or in this case, chipboard)
  2. Place chipboard on protective mat on griddle. Heat to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Sprinkle a layer of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) on flowers. Because Color Box is pigment ink, no other embossing medium is needed.
  4. Allow layer to melt. Sprinkle more UTEE over the top. Repeat 3-5 times. Use heat gun to finish the
    edges once the UTEE begins to melt. Remove from heat.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Press embossing medium (VersaMark or other) over entire flower.
  7. Brush pigment powders over the top and place back on the griddle.
  8. Heat again to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Sprinkle a layer of UTEE over the pigment powders and let melt. Remove from heat and let cool.
  10. Use as an embellishment on a card or in a scrapbook page. 

"Sea Glass" Embellished Card

Finished Card Size: 4  1/4" x 5  1/2"

Supplies:
Stamps:
Stems, Leaves, Small Flower, Sentiment (The Angel Co.)
Papers:
White Coral Dotted Paper (unknown); A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") note card

Ink Pads:
Virdian Leaf, Giverny Leaf (Stewart Superior)
Pearlescent Coral, Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Rust (Tsukineko)
Other:
Double Stick Tape

2 "Sea Glass" Chipboard Flowers from the above Technique

Directions:

  1. Choose two chipboard "sea glass" flowers.
  2. Stamp stems and leaves first with Viridian Leaf, then with Giverny Green Palette ink on coral dotted white paper.
  3. Stamp small flower with Pearlescent Coral Brilliance ink.
  4. Place chipboard flowers on paper, but do not adhere.
  5. Stamp floral centers with Pearlescent Coral and then Pearlescent Orange Brilliance inks.
  6. Attach chipboard flowers with strong double-stick tape.
  7. Stamp sentiment with Pearlescent Rust Brilliance (Tsukineko) ink.
  8. Sign your art.

**Andrus, Julia, Paper Transformed, Quarry Books, 2007


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