Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Adding Gloss Tutorial for Bugaboo

As a guest designer for Bugaboo Stamps, I get to share a crafty tutorial with you! One of my favourite techniques is to add little bits of gloss to my stamped images to give them just that little extra OOMPH, and Jodi's fab characters (with glasses, yay!) are perfect for this.

For this project, I decided I also wanted to pop up the mug for some extra dimension, so I printed out two copies of the image Stella Peeker- Magical Substance


Colour the images with your medium of choice - I used Spectrum Noir markers. As you can see I only coloured the portion of the second image that I will be cutting out.


Now for the fun part! I use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, but you can use any gloss medium (such as Glossy Accents). I save the plastic clamshell packaging from tapes, etc, to use as disposable glue and paint trays. You'll also need a toothpick! 


Squeeze a small amount (you can always add more if you need to) into your tray, dab the toothpick into it, and dot onto the area you want glossy - in this case, Stella's glasses. 


I also coated the handle of the mug, and the part of the mug showing behind the coffee. 


Now, how to cover a larger area? Dabbing with the toothpick is going to take a lonnnng time. Carefully outline the area you want to coat...



...and smoosh it around with your toothpick. You can add more gloss if needed, but it's realllly hard to get it off if you've added too much! 



Set aside to dry. And I mean really, set it aside. Don't poke it to check if it's dry, because it won't be, and then your fingerprints will be in the gloss, and you'll be sad. Ask me how I know.

Here's what it looks like when the gloss is DRY and your images are ready to finish: 



I cut out the red portion of the mug, and used foam tape to add it to the fully coloured panel, and then I finished my card. To get the thin black borders on all the panels, I used a black marker. I love the pop without the extra bulk of matting them! 



Supplies: Bugaboo Stella Peeker - Magical Substance; Spectrum Noir markers; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; AC paper; home made enamel dots 






There you have it - a really simple technique that will always have people asking you "how did you DO that?"
xoxo,
Jessi

14 comments:

lostinpaper said...

What a fabulous tutorial Jessi, love the finished 'china' look!

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

What a great tutorial! hanks for sharing, Jessi!
Love
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

jimlynn said...

Great tutorial and a cute, cute card! I love the Dimensional Magic - after seeing you use it on your blog long ago! It works just the same as the Glossy Accents. And yes, I also know not to touch it to see if it's dried yet! LOL! Love your card and that image is delightful and fun!
Lynn

~amy~ said...

seriously, how fun is this?! I never have enough patience to use glossy accents.

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome tutorial, you are the queen of Dimensional Magic.

*Vicki* said...

Yep, that's probably how big of cup my coffee is!! LOL!! What great dimension on your project!! Gotta love Stella! :)

Lindsey said...

"Little bits of gloss"... may I suggest that might be an understatement? ;) Great tutorial and fun card! Never a good idea to leave your fingerprints behind...

Teresa said...

Great tutorial.

Becca Cruger said...

Love the brightness of this - especially those yellow enamel dots. Do you prefer the mod podge dimensional over the glossy accents? I'm always looking for tips from seasoned crafters.

Leslie Hanna said...

So shiny! I do that with my toothpicks, too. Great for getting into small areas.

PS: Are you a South-paw?

Min said...

Awesome tutorial! I'm with you- I know allllll about dry time!!!!
Hugs & happy days!
Min

Greta said...

Great tutorial, Jessi! You're so right about checking if it's dry--LOL!

Dana said...

Fabulous tutorial!! You are a genius with added the dimensional magic!!! Super funny card!! Awesome coloring too!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a neat trick to go with Modge Podge dimensional (didn't even know such a thing existed). Yes, don't poke it and don't put where you'll stick your arm into it later. Fun card!