Monday, 8 December 2014

A Starry Christmas by Alison Hall

Hello Stampers!

I couldn't resist using that faux dichroic glass technique again. This time I used it on a couple of wooden stars.


2 Wooden Stars
Viva Croco Crackling Colour - Silver or Gold
Ranger Alcohol Ink - Sailboat Blue & Purple Twilight
Clear Embossing Enamel - Ultra Thick
Book Paper
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Clear Crushed Glass Glitter
Tinsel Twine - Silver 
2 Adhesive Gems


1. I started by applying Viva Croco to the stars, then left them for 24 hours, to dry and crackle.

2. I then used a felt applicator to apply the two colours of alcohol ink all over the stars, front, back and sides.

3. I applied Versamark Ink to the crackled surface, then dipped it into clear ultra thick embossing enamel. I added a couple of layers.

4. I lightly painted the book paper with Snowflake paint, then stamped the words. The word 'Wishes' comes from the greeting 'Best Wishes', I just cut out the word I wanted. I inked the edges of the words with Black Soot Distress Ink.

5. I reheated the embossed stars, and used a cocktail stick to push the words into the molten enamel. I sprinkled more clear powder on top & melted it with my heat gun.

6. I applied Glossy Accents to the edges of the stars, and dipped them into some glass glitter. This took about 24 hours to dry thoroughly.

7. I finished my stars off with an adhesive gem and some silver tinsel twine.

I hope this inspires you to have a go at this fabulous technique.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison x


Michele said...

this is stunning! it really does look like glass. such expertly made ornaments! xo

Helen said...

How beautiful your stars look, Alison

Sid said...

Great stuff Alison !

Lynne Vowles said...

Fabulous effect, I need to make some of these :)

butterfly said...

They're delicious, Alison - just love that shimmering crackle - wow!
Alison xx

whyducks said...

Lovely said...

Love these I think I am going to have to have a play. Dee x

Art By Wanda said...


Cocofolies said...

Really beautiful wow!!! :) Coco x

Kirsten said...

Alison, they are gorgeous!! Thanks for the instructions too, I really want to have a go.

massofhair said...

I'll have 12 of them please! So beautiful Alison :-) xxx

Anonymous said...

Incredible effect you achieved.
Love these.

Julia S-W said...

These are gorgeous Alison! Love the gentle sparkle.
Julia xx

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Great idea for a Xmas decoration ! thanks for sharing !