Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursday Craft 'n Chat - Creating A Porcelain Effect

Good morning everyone! My name is Jessica, and I am from the blog Homespun Elegance. I am very happy to be linking up with Ashley to show you how to make your project shine! Acrylic spray can help any project take on a nice sheen, and gives it a porcelain effect!

First, I set the stayzon black ink on my background stamp. Some helpful tips; Push the ink pad into the stamp, not the stamp into the ink pad. I tend to blot the ink pad all over my stamp until I am certain that it is covered. Place a few sheets of printer paper (or lightweight paper) underneath the paper you are stamping. For the large background stamps, I use my Cuttlebug C Adapter and to apply even and a lot of pressure, I stand on the stamp. Peel off your stamp.   

Maintenence of stamps - If your stamp gets fibers in the crevices, it will not give the clearest image possibe. Baby wipes, though a good fix quickly, leaves fibers in your stamps. Try washing with mild soap and luke warm water. I lay image down on a paper towel to dry, with no blotting. This will give you a crisp clear image!

Spray with Clear Acrylic Spray, then cut to size once dry. I adhered the rhinestones on this project after spraying {Don't Spray after you adhere the rhinestones, it will make them dull}. It will take a coat or two, apply evenly and thoroughly. It will take on a porcelain appearance! Layer all of your peices for the card and adhere together

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and layered with the pieces from the layers in the card for the flag. Cut the tips with a square punch to shape the flags, and popped the top layer with pop dots.

Products used:
Pink by Design Damask Background Stamp
Pink by Design Definitely Defined Stamp Set
White, Red and Black Cardstock
Stayzon ink in Black
Large Acrylic Block
Paper Trimmer
Score Board and Bone Folder
Mini Rhinestones in black, red and clear
ATG adhesive
Matte Acrylic Spray
Square Punch
Pop Dots

Thanks again for stopping by, and thank you so much Ashley for allowing me to be a part of your Thursday Chat! I always love and appreciate comments and new friends on my blog @ I would love to see your projects created by using these tools and techniques!! Please stop by and post them on my Facebook Fan Page at:



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