Image of the faux cracked glass technique by Nicole Watt at Nicole Watt Creates

How To: Create Faux Cracked Glass


This is a classic paper crafting technique that pops up from time to time! In the video, I’ll be using a thick clear embossing powder, but you can accomplish the same look with regular, clear embossing powder – just add a few more layers as you go. This is such a fun and exciting technique that creates the most interesting cracked glass look. Often, it’s inked to give it a vintage look, but you can leave off that step for a more clean look. With the advent of embossing glazes, it’s also possible to get colored glass, opening a whole new world of possibilities!

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supplies for creating faux cracked glass

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

Image of the faux cracked glass technique by Nicole Watt at Nicole Watt Creates

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steps to create faux cracked glass

  1. Apply Versamark over entire diecut or stamped panel.
  2. Coat in clear embossing powder and heat until melted.
  3. Allow the piece to cool to the touch and repeat the steps 2 to 3 more times to create a thick coat of embossing.
  4. Once all coats are melted, allow the panel to cool completely. It can even go in the freezer for a few minutes.
  5. Gently bend the cooled piece to create cracks in the embossing as desired.
  6. Optional – Add ink over the cracked panel to create an antiqued look.

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watch the technique tutorial

My How To tutorial videos are filmed with real-time narration. You can pull out your supplies and follow along because there’s no editing, except for drying time. Pause when you need to, but otherwise, get ready and create right along with me!

How To: Create Faux Cracked Glass | Card Making, Mixed Media & Craft Techniques

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2 thoughts on “How To: Create Faux Cracked Glass”

  1. What a great technique! I don’t have the ultra thick clear but think it would be worth adding the extra layers to get the cracked glass effect. Thanks for the real time video.

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