Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas (And a Little Technique)!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish all of my stamping friends a very Merry Christmas! This afternoon, I spent a little time in my studio, playing around with an idea I've had for a few days. It's kind of a faux mercury glass look. I love when something that I've imagined actually ends up working!

Basically, it's my faux crazed porcelain technique with a twist. After I painted my Noel chipboard piece with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and let it dry, I went over the paint with a Silver Adirondack Paint Dabber. When that was dry, I inked the whole thing with Distress Embossing ink and covered it with Ranger's Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). After I embossed it, I added one more layer to give it a thicker, chunkier look. I wish so much my pics had come out a bit better...it is a really gorgeous look. Let me know if you're interested in a stepped-out tutorial - I'd be happy to do one!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, surrounded by friends and family! We are delaying our celebration by a few days - my Air Force son wasn't able to get leave until the 29th. It's our first Christmas without both our kids here and it's very strange. All a part of growing up, I guess (for all of us). ;-)

Take care! xoxo

27 comments:

  1. Waw, what a gorgeous piece. I love it! I wish you a merry christmas too! Hope you having a wonderful time!

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  2. It`s Boxing Day now here in Australia.
    Love your beautiful creation. Would love to see a step by step tutorial :)
    Hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

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  3. Beautiful! Would love a stepped out tutorial...you do them so well! Happy holidays to you and yours!

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  4. WoWza, this is fab! TFS!

    Merry Christmas and all best wishes for 2012 ... and thanks for all the inspiration!

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  5. I would love to have a step by step tutorial. I really like the look.

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  6. Beautiful!!! Would love a step-by-step breakdown of the techinque, just so I don't goof it up! LOL
    Got all kinds of possibilities swirling in the little brain.

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  7. Step by step tutorial would be awesome. I love the look of this!

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  8. Super cool!!! I can just feel it in my hands! Love it!

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  9. Well, I saw this first on Facebook and asked if it started out as grungeboard....should have started at your blog! What a great idea, Shelly! It does make such a beautiful ornament.

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  10. Really beautiful, Shelly! Merry Christmas to you and to your family! I hope you have a wonderful celebration when your son is able to join you!

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  11. Merry Christmas, Shelly. You hit another one out of the park!

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  12. Wow, Shelly, I'm picking my jaw up off the floor. This is absolutely sensational. Love, love, love the look you have achieved. You certainly do ROCK the techniques. I'd love to see how you paint on your crackle pint to get so many cool cracks and a tut would be super! Thanks so much for so generously sharing your incredible ideas!

    Hope you and your family have had a wonderful Christmas. Wising you all the best in 2012.

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  13. This is gorgeous! I would love a tutorial. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  14. Ya, a part of growing up. Our daughter hasn't made it home for Christmas for a couple years now... family, commitments :-(( The boys are 15 and 17 so Christmas morning without kids is probably not too many years away... makes me cherish these years even more. Love this idea and I think I'll go try it right now. Thanks, Shelly!!!!

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  15. This is sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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  16. Another gorgeous and brilliant idea from you! Yes, please do a step-by-step. Sending you best wishes for a blessed Christmas with your family this week. It's the meaning of Christmas, after all, that we celebrate and that can be any day of the year.

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  17. Very neat technique. Would love to see a step by step! Thanks for sharing your creation Happy Creative New Year

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  18. This is so awesome! I hope you will do a stepped out tutorial! I made so many cool tags with your faux porcelain technique. Thanks for sharing your 12 tags also! They were outstanding!

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  19. I defintely vote for the step by step tutorial!! This is beautiful. Enjoy your time with your son....

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  20. OK Shelly - drop down GORGEOUS! Would love to see a stepped out tutorial. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  21. OK Shelly - drop down GORGEOUS! Would love to see a stepped out tutorial. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  22. did you heat the utee or just let it dry?

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  23. Would love a tutorial..the look is beautiful. Did you start with chipboard, grungeboard?

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  24. This is soooooooooooo COOL!!!!!!

    ~Linda

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  25. Shelly, that is one gorgeous fold/step card! Awesome colors and technique. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!