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Glossy Accents Projects

Altered Checkers Game Board
Skill Level: * *

Use Crackle Accents™, Sepia Accents™ and Matte Accents™ to create a game board for hours of fun!

Created by Lauren Nwachukwu


Materials List
  Inkssentials™ Crackle Accents™
Inkssentials™ Sepia Accents™
Inkssentials™ Matte Accents™
Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabber-
• Paper Finishes Workable Fixatif, Krylon®,
• Paper Finishes Whitewash, Krylon®,
• Patterned Paper, Daisy D’s,
• Rub-ons: Art Rubs, Wordsworth; Wholly Cow, Basic Grey,; Distressed Effects, Dee’s Designs, My Mind’s Eye,; Metallic Foils EZ Rub-ons, Royal & Langnickel,; MiniMarks, American Crafts,; Rub-on Stitching, Die Cuts with a View,; Element Rubbings, 7 Gypsies,; Transfers to Go, K & Company,
• Wooden Checker Board
• Sandpaper
• Double-Stick Tape
• Found objects for game pieces (for example: no-hole beads, charms, watch parts, watch faces, game pieces, shells, etc.)

  Altering the Game Board:
Lightly sand off protective coating on game board.

(2) Cut squares from patterned paper to cover black squares.

(3) With double-stick tape place tape in place. Note: do not use repositionable tape, as the crackle medium will lift the paper up.

(4) Cover board with rub-ons. Between layers of rub-ons spray a light coat of workable fixative. Be sure not to spray too much, as it will cause the rub-ons to lift off.

(5) Cover patterned paper with Crackle Accents. Be sure to start the flow of the Crackle Accents on scrap paper. Outline the square and then fill in.

(6) After Crackle Accents has completely dried (overnight is best), dab on Espresso paint over cracks, then wipe off excess paint, so that the cracks fill with the paint and it pops.

Altering the Game Pieces:
Fill black and white game pieces with found items and other embellishments.

(8) Fill black pieces with Matte Accents, following steps for use of Accents in step 5.

(9) Fill white pieces with Sepia Accents, following the steps for use of Accents in step 5.




Baby Lois Compact with
Glossy Accents™

Skill Level: * * *

Create a new memory heirloom with Crackle Accents™ and Glossy Accents™!

Created by Lisa Dixon, 2007 Ranger Design Team

Materials List
  Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabber- Lights, Shell Pink, Willow, Cloudy Blue
Inkssentials™ Glossy Accents™
Inkssentials™ Crackle Accents™
Inkssentials™ Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Inkssentials™ Cut n’ Dry™ Foam
Perfect Pearls™ Pigment Powders -
Perfect Medium™ Stamp Pad - Clear
Distress Ink™ Stamp Pad - Brushed Corduroy
• Patterned Paper, 7 Gypsies,
• Transparency, Staples brand,
• Dollar Store Mirror Compact
• Seed Beads, Cream and Pink, Mill Hill,
• Pin, Making Memories,
• Other – spray adhesive, alphabet beads, natural muslin, pink scrap fabric, chipboard, vintage button, foam paintbrush, quilt batting, embroidery floss, needle, upholstery trim, silk flowers, sandpaper

  (1) Sand the outside surface of the compact and wipe away residue with a damp cloth. If your compact contains a cake of makeup, remove and discard.

(2) Working on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet, use Cloudy Blue Paint Dabber to cover the inside and outside of the compact. Avoid paint on the mirror portion of the compact.

(3) When dry, follow with a coat of Shell Pink paint. Add touches of Willow paint using a small square of Cut n’ Dry foam. Allow the paint to dry completely.

(4) Cut a circle from patterned paper about two and one-half inches in diameter. Use Cut n’ Dry foam to ink the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and adhere to the outside lid of the compact.

(5) Use a foam paint brush to apply a thin coating of Crackle Accents to the entire outside of the compact. Some brushstrokes will remain but you’ll achieve small well-defined crackles with a thin coat of the Accents. Allow to dry completely for all the cracks to appear.

(6) Once dry, rub Brushed Corduroy ink with square of Cut n’ Dry Foam over the crackled surface to further define the cracks. Wipe excess ink away with paper towel.

(7) Print vintage photo onto transparency and trim to fit mirror portion of the compact.

(8) Use Cut n’ Dry Foam to apply Perfect Medium to the printed side of the transparency. Use cosmetic brush to apply Blush Perfect Pearls pigment powder to Perfect Medium side of the transparency. Adhere the transparency to the mirror using a spray adhesive.

(9) Add Glossy Accents to cover the photo and fill the mirror well. Use a pin to immediately pop any air bubbles that form. Add tiny seed beads into the wet glaze around the perimeter of the mirror. Allow to dry to a clear and shiny finish.

(10) Apply additional coats of Glossy Accents as desired to add dimension and to further secure the beads. Be sure to allow each coat to dry thoroughly before adding the next coat of glaze.

(11) To make the fabric inset for the bottom of the compact cut a circle from natural muslin about three and one-eighth inches in diameter. Cut a small swatch from pale pink fabric and use embroidery floss and needle to stitch the word “Baby”. Tack to the muslin circle and sew alphabet beads to spell out name in beads underneath. Add some stitched buttons beneath the name. Be sure your embroidery, beads and buttons are centered in the muslin circle.

(12) Cut a circle from chipboard and a circle from quilt batting both about two and one-eighth inches in diameter. Sandwich the batting between the chipboard and the embellished muslin circle. Use a tiny amount of spray adhesive on the batting to prevent shifting. Turn all the layers over and snip the overhanging edges of the muslin about every half inch to create flaps. Use Glossy Accents to glue each cut flap to the back of the chipboard. Use the Glossy Accents to adhere a length of upholstery trim around the edges and to glue the fabric inset into the bottom of the compact. Add a quilter’s pin to the embroidered swatch.

(13) Layer two pastel silk daisies and attach the flowers to the lid of the compact. Add a vintage button to the flower center using strong double-sided tape to complete the project.



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