Saturday, April 23, 2011

Faux water drops


In this post i will show you how to create faux water droplets on your cards. Of course you could use store bought drops but those are all the same size and to be honest,they do not look as real as these drops i hope show on this picture.

All you need is a finished card, UTEE, a heat tool and embossing ink.


Take your finished card and lightly dab your embossing pad across the card. Do not try and cover the entire card with a thick layer,just lightly dab,not pressing too hard.



Now cover your card with UTEE. It needs to be Ultra Thick embossing powder,regular embossing powder does not have the same result.



Tap off excess powder and put that back in the container.


Use your heat tool to melt the UTEE. Do not overheat the UTEE! Just melt it a bit and stop as soon as you see droplets form! If you overheat, you will create a solid layer of UTEE. ( which can also be a cool effect but it is not what we are after for now)


Rub off any crumbs that do not stick to the paper or have not melted.


Now you should have this effect. Cool faux water drops to give that watery feel to your mermaid cards!

10 comments:

Gez said...

Brilliant result! What a clever idea :) Great card.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Killer tip! I love the look of the UTEE before it goes solid, but never thought to use it for the obvious water drops! Thanks for sharing!

Willy said...

Bedankt voor de tip, Monique! Dat ziet er leuk uit.

Anne said...

Awesome affect here- thanks for the tutorial and I'll have to give it a try soon!

Gini said...

Fabulous effect, thank you so much for explaining and your card is wonderful!
Gini
xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Cool! A lovely effect :-)

Kaz said...

That;s a fab tip, thanks Monique. It looks stunning x

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous tutorial!! I just learned an incredible technique!

dutchstamptramp said...

What a wonderful idea, have to try it! Thanks

Jane Wetzel said...

awesome technique! tfs!