I was playing with a favorite Pure Innocence image and I wanted to share how I created the gloss on the little girl's balloon--without using Glossy Accents! Lisa Spangler shared this technique in a Hero Arts video here. (Around the 2:51 mark)
On the original image, the balloon is cut off. I printed the image again and finished drawing in the rest of the balloon, cut it out, and colored it with Copics. I pressed the image onto a pad of Versamark ink and sprinkled clear embossing powder over and heated it with my heat gun.
As soon as all the powder was melted, I immediately poured another layer of powder over the image and heated it again. I repeated this process three more times. Each time the balloon became smoother and glossier.
You get the same result as if you used Glossy Accents, and as soon as it cools, you can handle it without having to guess if it's dry--and there are no air bubbles!
Hope you try this technique and use your Glossy Accents for smaller, more manageable images.
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Stamps: Digistampcharacters, Papertrey Ink sentiment
Ink: Versafine, Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Other: Copics, clear embossing powder, Nestabilities, puffy heart sticker, sewing machine, pop dots