Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Another Smoosh Technique

What could be more fun than mixing some ingredients on a piece of waxed paper and then smooshing some cardstock on top?  There are so many variations on this technique, and here is another one.
This is what you'll need to get started:

  • craft sheet or something to protect your work surface
  • wax paper
  • rubbing alcohol
  • perfect pearls or pearl-x or similar material
  • glossy accents or crystal effects or diamond glaze or similar glue
  • craft stick
  • glossy cardstock -- I did this on white and black, and it is really striking on black.  If you don't have black glossy cardstock, just cover a piece of white with black ink.  Use a brayer.  That's what I did.
Take a piece of the wax paper that is more than twice the size of your cardstock.  Fold it in half and then open it up.  On one side of the fold, squeeze a blob of the glue.  Add an equal amount of the alcohol and a little bit of the perfect pearls (about the amount that will fit on the end of a craft stick).  Stir this all up, really spreading it around..

Close up the paper and smoosh to spread the mixture even more. Then open it and add the cardstock.  Smoosh some more.

Here is what it looks like on glossy white:

And on the glossy black:

I cut my black piece down to ATC size and used it as the background for this week's challenge at the PID yahoo group.  The theme is New Beginnings:

Try it!  If you like sparkle, you'll love this technique.
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4 friends said:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Another FABULOUS technique..thanks Eileen!!

Kay said...

Wow, the black looks so amazing. Can you put cardstock back to back so you can get 2 pieces done at once since you smooshed and got it on both sides or did I read that wrong and you only smooshed after the cardstock was already in place?

I really love the look and will have to try this one out.

Ann said...

love this...esp. since I have all of the necessary things. i can hardly wait to do this..hopefully tomorrow!! thanks for another fabulous technique.

Anonymous said...

To Kay: yes, you read it correctly. I did, in fact do the white and black at the same time by putting them in back to back.