Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday-Stained Glass

Hello! Hope your week is off to a good start. Here we are again for another Tutorial Tuesday. I'm using window sheets again. I can't stop myself, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE them! And it seems lately every project I make I use window sheets. I'm almost out of the first set I ordered-gasp!!! But don't worry I have another order coming with twice as many as I first ordered coming this week. So I'll still have plenty of window sheet samples-hee hee. I really hope they're in the new catalog in July!
But on to today's project. I'm doing a technique called stained glass. You'll need a line image stamp. I'm using the bird from Spring Song. You'll also need crystal effects and reinkers.

For today's project I'm using Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive reinkers.

Stamp and emboss your image on the window sheet. I've left the tissue paper backing that the window sheets come with on for the pictures, it makes it much easier to see.

Use a few drops of crystal effects and mix that with the reinkers. Just one or two drops of reinker-a little goes a long way. You'll have to estimate how much crystal effects you'll need.

Use a paint brush and paint your image with the crystal effects mixture, rinsing in a cup of water between colors. Set aside to dry.

I had a lot of my crystal effects mixture left so I stamped my bird in staz on and painted it the same way on white cardstock. I'll save these guys and use them for another project.

Once you image is dry, you can attach it to the card. My card base is Chocolate Chip and I have a piece of white cardstock inside so that you can see the image better.

This looks great in person!
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!

1 comment:

Draygonflies said...

It looks great in the photos too! Wonderful tutorial. I like the idea of using the CE to thicken and stabilize the reinkers!