Some of these instructions I have modified as I’ve worked more and more with them and found easier ways to adapt this technique.
What to use:
Metallic paints you may use the Neopaque if you don’t like shine or you can use folk-art metallic paint which is a third of the price (in
Car wash sponge, cosmetic sponges aren’t good, you need ones with holes in them
Cd’s used or new
Gloss coat, this comes in two parts: resin and hardener.
Stamps of your choice and black stamp pad, any type will do, I have used chalk inks, memories, Stazon, Versafine, they’re all good.
Embellishments and Microbead colours of your choice, clear beads are not visible in this technique, so don’t waste your clear beads like I did LOL
Krylon gold leafing pen if you want to edge your cd. Stickles or Kindy Glitz to enhance the stamped images
Scrap paper to place under your work as it gets really messy
Gloves…must have or you’ll be cursing when you get the gloss coat on your hands
Put some ink onto your sponge and sponge randomly onto the shiny side of the cd, the one without the paperwork. Let each coat , if you try and apply another coat it will remove the first coat off when still wet, put as many coats as you want. Two good coats is usually enough. DO NOT USE A PAINTBRUSH. Let cd dry, elevated on a disposable cup or tin (otherwise it sticks to the scrap paper.
Use your gas/blow torch to remove the bubbles, don’t hold it too close or too long in one spot or it will catch on fire. You can use the straw to blow the bubbles away making sure you don’t get any spittle onto the resin.
Add your beads at this stage. Leave to dry and be sure the cd is level. DO NOT TOUCH just be patient, I have a few cd’s with my finger indentation on it LOL. An overnight drying time should be sufficient in a warm dry climate just to be sure.