My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Scratch It" Pendant!

If you are coming here from "She's a Sassy Lady",  you are in the right place!  I am honored to be a guest designer on Shelia's blog today.  I am creating greeting cards
using "Engraving Art".

Today's post on Carolyn's Creative Corner is a pendant made from a "Scratch It" engraving sheet and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)!  Please visit for directions to stamping the engraving sheet.  Then come back for a fun project using the stamped sheet and UTEE!
"Scratch It" papers are black coated paper over random colored paper.  The black is scraped away to reveal the colors.  This is also known as "Engraving Art".

The pendant begins as a design stamped on the surface of the black coated paper, sprinkled with gold embossing powder, and heat embossed.  Then the spaces inside the stamped image are scraped away to reveal the color.
An example of how the black is removed.  For more details, please visit today's post at
The image on the left is stamped with VersaMark "Watermark" pigment ink, sprinkled with gold embossing powder, and heat embossed.
The black coating has been scraped away to reveal the color.  The image will be cut out, a hangar attached on the back of the image, coated with VersaMark "Watermark" pigment ink, sprinkled with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, and heat embossed.
I am using this small frame for the hangar on the back of the pendant.  I am using "Tacky Tape" to secure the hangar.
This first step is important because the hangar will not stick securely to the smooth finish after the UTEE is applied.  The hangar should be attached to the directly to the back of the image.
Several layers of UTEE will be used on the pendant.  Always begin with at least 2 coats to the back of the pendant.  This will prevent the dried finish of the UTEE from crackling when cooled.  Use a sponge and VersaMark "Watermark" pigment ink to coat the back surface.  Be sure to put the ink up and around the hangar.  Don't forget to put UTEE inside the square, too.
Coat the surface liberally with the ink.
Sprinkle the surface with UTEE.  Use Tweezers to lift the pendant and shake off the excess UTEE.
Heat emboss the surface until all the granules are melted.  Be sure to use a heat proof surface when heating the UTEE.  This is a piece of metal.  A ceramic floor tile works great!  I have a 12-inch floor tile near my workspace for use with the heat embosser.

When the UTEE has cooled, repeat the process.  Coat the surface with clear pigment ink, sprinkle with UTEE, heat.  This should be done at least twice on the back of the pendant.
Now it is time to coat the front of the pendant.  Use the same steps as the back.  Cover with clear pigment ink, sprinkle with UTEE, and heat emboss.
The fun begins as the UTEE melts.  Here are pictures of the melting process.
The granules are melting!
All the granules are melted.  Repeat the clear pigment ink, UTEE, and heat embossing at least 3 times on the front.  The more layers, the thicker the coating.  Let the pendant cool completely.  The pendant is now ready for wearing!

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to visit "She's a Sassy Lady" to see the cards that I made using the "Engraving Art" coated paper!

Comments are loved and appreciated!


Scrapper69 said...

I just gotta tell ya...... WOW! That truly is a neat project! I love the look and the tutorial was very informative! Wonderful Project Carolyn! :o)

Jan said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for the tips on using UTEE with a heat gun.

You have inspired me!



Maria Jhun said...

WOW! thank you for the tips! This will be a very neart project to do with my niece and son.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love it! I can not wait to try something like this:)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow - Wow - Wow. I just love this project and have checked it out on my site a coupole of times now... Amazing. Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

Donna said...

I just love this project, it reminds me of something I once did (back in the dark ages) in elementary school. We colored paper with brightly colored crayons and then colored over it with a black crayon. I don't remember what we used to etch the picture though. I did not know you can buy paper like this. I'll have to look for it on my next trip to Hobby Lobby!

Cricut Couple said...

Stunning! These are all just so beautiful!!!

Rhonda Emery said...

very beautiful how nice of you to share your talent

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the art piece.

Marilyn said...

What a great idea! Lovely cards and pendant. I can see this so fun for a child's card. I wonder if they could even do the scratching if the stamp had been completed. Love the gold on the black too. Thank you for sharing!

DIANA L. said...

This is beautiful I would wear this.


Michele Green said...

This is fantastic!!!

Salmi said...

Fantastic work,This is truly neat paper work ,Where are you getting these brilliant ideas its lol..........:):):):):)

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