Sunday, July 27, 2008

Another fun way to alter July's laser cuts

OK, I was joking with Lynn at CHA about not knowing what to do with the laser cuts in this month's kit when I first saw them. Now, they're my favorite thing in the whole kit! :)
I painted on the 'school of fish' one I used on a previous layout (see my entry from earlier this month). For the 'swim lessons' one, I broke out the ink and UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) to give it a wet, shiny look. (That Ranger class at CHA got me all excited about embossing again!)

Here are some quick and easy instructions to follow if you want to acquire the same look for your layouts....

Products: Clear ink, UTEE, heat gun

First, cover the laser cut with clear ink.

Cover the laser cut with UTEE. Note: Move the laser cut to a new piece of paper after inking it so that all of the excess UTEE won't stick to the paper.

Remove the excess UTEE and emboss the enamel with your heat gun.
Note: I applied 2 layers for a thicker, wetter look

Adhere the laser cut to your layout.

Use the paint pen in the therapy kit to color in the words.

Here are the supplies from the July kit that I used to create this layout.
Scrap Kit:
Scenic Route Grafton/Chapman St., Hewitt St.
Core’dinations Cardstock: February Gold
Scrapbook 101 laser cut – swim lessons

Therapy Kit:
Paint Marker: Clementine

Add on Kit:
Scenice Route Grafton/Laxton Ave.


arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome tip Holly!!!! Great layout too!

Nicole said...

love this Holly!
I would have never thought of using UTEE on the laser cuts.

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PaperCutting Kind of Day said...

Once again, a really great creation! LOVIN' your take on the lazer cuts.

I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Very cool! I love that you painted in the letters. And totally love the waves!