I am so excited to share this with you all :D
I have been experimenting over the weekend and "think" I have invented a new technique to make faux dichoric glass. I apologise if anybody has beaten me to this but didn't we do well LOL :D
I love the lustre of the real thing and the colour changes in the depth.
You can use a melt pot for this technique but I have used my heat gun as most people have them.
Viva decor croco paint in platinum or gold
Ranger alcohol inks (2 to 3 colours work well)
Glitter if desired
heat proof mat
I used Viva decor croco in platinum and gold as they are nice light colours and take the colours well.
I have used this on different surfaces such as chipboard, a resin domino and a Tim Holtz fragment so far.
Spread your chosen colour of Croco paint on to your surface thickly with a palette and either leave to dry naturally or give it a hand with your heat gun. in my examples below the heart is fried with my heat gun and the oval dried naturally - you can see there is a huge difference in the result so it depends what look you want (and how patient you are LOL :D ).
Next drop your chosen Alcohol Inks randomly over the shapes - as mentioned two to three colours gives a lovely effect and it looks nice if you don't colour completely.
When its dry squish it down in your versamark pad until its completely coated.
completely cover in the utee (ultra thick embossing enamel)
Shake off the excess, being careful not to remove any from the surface and place on your heatproof mat
Heat with your gun until completely melted
While its hot sprinkle in more utee, but don't overload as it will just blow away when you put your heat gun on to it.
Keep adding more until you have a lovely thick domed effect. you can add glitter or metal flakes in as you go if you wish.
Don't use stickles in between layers as the glue reacts with the utee and bubbles like mad!!!
leave to cool then oohhh and aahhhhh at the pretty effect :D
You can punch it with a cropadile, and if your not happy with it you can keep melting the utee - it will eventually slide off to a thin layer LOL :D
At the end scrape all your melted excess off and keep in a pot for using again :D
Here's some of my results :D
This so effective and addictive please give it a try :D
Please link back if you do because I would love to see what you create :D
Just picture it on larger projects, or altered art..........mmmmm
Perhaps a mermaids tail? or a title or embelly for a scrapbook page :D