Welcome to the "Time to Sow" blog. Our aim is to provide craft materials with a Christian flavour for adults and children of all ages. Along side the craft products we have an extensive range of puppets in all shapes and sizes to help make teaching the gospel fun. So if you are Stamping, Scrapbooking, Decoupageing, Card Making we have everything you need. We also stock all the accessories like Inks, Embossing powders, tools, card stock, etc. so if you would like your craft to carry a Christian theme then we are the blog for you.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

memory glass and powders

I have spent most of the day sortting out my craft room, in other words discover all my "lost" bits and as always I have bags and bags of card toper and embellishments which I always keep because you never really know when your going to need it IE when that card your making really needs something extra.
I real like using them with the memory glass when used with back round paper you can crate for some real depth and layers images. I have also been trying to discover some family history thus I have been try to use some of the photos for something more personal.
remember you have to use just 2 sheet of glass, the more layers the more depth can be crated in your captured images. once you ready to seal it use the sticky metal tape run round edge so you know how much to cut for each project and peel of the backing 2 cm at a time so that you don't end up in a sticky mess like i do most of the time. once the glass edge's are all cover plus some extra for over lap smooth i like to use a bone folder for this task. now take a step back..... not happy with it.... thankfully for us with a little work we can peel of the tape cleanly. redo, add or take away once happy with it replace the metal edging. now if it needs that extra something you can add alchol inks to the tape. i can assure you once you start you been keeping a eye out for some small detailed images to add to your work. which can be made as card toppers, jewellery and scrapbooks.

The other way of using the memory glass is to put the sheet of glass in to the frame, metal wow embossing powders in a metal pour or like we do use mini foil tins used for take aways. a mix of colours two or more and plan with the colours nature puts the odds colours together when you think of it but it works. Then pour melted embossing powders on the the glass for some real one off creations. with the addition of perfect pearls lightly sprinkle on the glass and in to the mix it creates a shimmer once the light captures it. I find it reminds me of a layer cut gem try and and see for you self.
For more tips on using melted embossing powders check out our YouTube page with step by step projects.

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