I've had this big jar of clear UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) since we lived in California...which means it's at least 8 years old. Maybe 10. I guess it doesn't expire because it's still kickin'!
The other day I found it in the back of a drawer and pulled it out to play. I ended up creating a frosted glass look by combining it with another neglected embossing powder in my stash -- White Pearls by Stamp-N-Stuff.
Sometimes it seems like a card just doesn't want to be photographed. This is one of them. It was a stubborn stinker and looks better in person...you'll just have to trust me. ;)
To create the UTEE piece, I first stamped images from the Hero Arts With Sympathy set onto slightly damp watercolor paper. LOVE this useful and beautiful set. Tip: Flip the floral image upside down and stamp with green ink to fill in some of the area at the bottom. Looks grassy that way.
I then applied some Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, generously tapped Versamark Ink to cover the whole thing, and embossed it with UTEE. Once the first coat of UTEE was dry, I did a layer of White Pearls powder, not really knowing what would happen. I liked the frosty effect and went with it. One more coat of UTEE over the top gave it a nice smooth finish.
Easy as that! Frosty and fun. (I don't know about you, but I could use more fun and less frost in my neck of the woods. Hurry, spring!)