Monday, February 8, 2010

Cosmos Paper

This is from page 46 of Paper Transformed and it's called "Cosmos Paper." It's very thick and shiny, hard to capture in pictures. Pretty, but it requires a lot of time with a heat gun.

Step 1: Coat illustration board or very thick cardstock with pigment. I used chalk pigment inks.

Step 2: Cover this with Perfect Medium or Versamark.

Step 3: Sprinkle on some clear UTEE and begin heating from a distance. As the powder melts, sprinkle on more UTEE. I did this about 3-4 times, until I had a very glassy, smooth surface.

Step 4: Let this cool, then cover again with Perfect Medium. Apply Perfect Pearls. I found that more was better with this technique.

Step 5: Sprinkle with more UTEE. There won't be anything to hold it to the surface, so start from a distance and move in as it starts to melt. Add more, and it will "drop through" the Perfect Pearls to form a sort of webby look.


  1. Looks pretty enough to wear!

    Happy Heart Day!


  2. I love the colours you create and the background to your blog is fab!