When we highlighted Imagine’s Top 10 Christmas items we mentioned Clear irRESISTible Pico Embellisher. It really is an amazing product to get an easy glass effect. The texture of glass is shiny, reflective and smooth to the touch, and it can be difficult to recreate in paper crafts. Since paper is an absorbent material, it is best to recreate the glass effect with a resist texture product. Snow globe stamps have proven to be very hot this year, so we thought we would show you a little more about using Pico with your favorite snow globe stamp. We did have to make a switch from Clear to Shimmer—it’s just not a snow globe without some sparkle!
First step to the ultimate snow globe is to stamp the snow globe and interior image with a black pigment ink like VersaColor and emboss with Imagine’s Clear Embossing Powder. Allow the area to cool and settle back into a flat piece. The raised print created by embossing will set up a great area for the gel-like irRESISTible to settle into.
Don’t forget to shake the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Shimmer well. The shimmer material tends to settle in the bottle (shimmer settling is normal). Squeeze some of the gel onto your Craft Mat to get rid of any bubbles, an without tipping back up, fill the inside of the embossed stamp. It will create a bubble-like surface tension. After your snow globe is covered, you can fix any edges by simply using a Doodlestix to push or move it around. You can add star sequins or glitter by gently pushing into the gel before you leave to dry. Since this is a pretty large surface area, please leave yourself plenty of drying time.
Now your Christmas cards will be sure to impress!