Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a tutorial with you. Ranger Ink is a great company (I am not paid to say that, by the way), and I absolutely love their Glossy Accents. You can get it from any major craft store chain (Michaels, Joann Fabric, Hobby Lobby), and don’t forget your mobile coupon!
Glossy Accents can be used as a glue and for lots of different crafts, but I use it for paper crafting. You can take a regular paper cloud or circle or whatever it is you are using and make it shiny, raised, and glossy. For example:
Beautiful, right? I’ll show you how to do it with a cloud.
First, I outline the cloud or whatever shape I’m doing. I find it makes it easier to fill in the image.
Slowly, and with even pressure fill in the shape a little at a time. This helps keep air bubbles from popping out of the bottle and onto your image. If an air bubble comes out, pop it with your finger as soon as it happens (it will wash right off your hands like glue). I have read tutorials that say to use sewing needles to pop the bubbles, but this does not work for me. The great thing about Glossy Accents is that it will resettle itself. If you stick your finger in it to pop a bubble and it smudges, it should settle back evenly on its own. (As long as you pop it immediately. If it has started to dry and you pop it, the liquid will not settle back.)
Here are some pictures of the process:
It may look cloudy, but don’t worry it will dry clear and shiny. Enjoy! I would love to see what you use Glossy Accents for if you try it out!
P.S.- check back on Friday for a cloud Freebie! This week Silhouette users will get five free cloud cutting files by Cate Crafts, including the print and cut You Make Me Happy cloud!