It's a quadfecta! *fist pump* I'm doing some rainbow die-cutting using the Impression Obsession Large Glasses die set today!
To achieve this particular effect, I custom made my "rainbow" card stock. It's important to keep in mind that low-profile dies can only cut so deeply; the thicker the material the harder it will be to get a crisp clean cut all the way through. For this technique, colored card stock is bonded to typing weight paper with a very thin, double-sided sheet adhesive called Stick-It.
Please watch the video for all the step-by-steps!
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As you can see in the video, due to the nature of these particular dies, I was able to create FOUR pairs of of fun rainbow eyeglasses from the DIY rainbow card stock I made, by mixing and matching the various pieces! *fist pump*
I originally wanted a high gloss finish, resembling epoxy, but after applying a thick coat of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Clear Morning Dew, I set the card on a window ledge to dry. It was really cold by the window, however, and I'm guessing that is what caused the Nuvo Drops to "crackle" as they dried!
I actually like the unintentional crackling effect, but I'll have to experiment more to figure out if the cold air really is what caused it, because I'd like to be able to encourage it OR avoid it by design, rather than by accident, LOL!
If you are looking strictly for high gloss, Ranger Glossy Accents works extremely well--it goes on a little cloudy, but becomes crystal clear when dry. Be sure to keep your project flat/level as it dries, to avoid pooling.
This is such a fun way to use up paper scraps and packs a lot of punch, color wise!
Happy Mundane! :)