It wasn't easy to photograph to its best advantage, but -- wow -- I love this technique! I saw it first on Darnell's blog here, and Darnell links to where she learned it, and then her inspiration links to where she learned it. Every now and then I actually try something I've made note of.
I wouldn't call it a quick card, but it's easier than it may look. This is what I did:
- Cut Tutti Designs Birdhouse Stained Glass die from Neenah 110 lb white and glue to a larger piece of plain white paper. The larger piece makes it easier to handle during the process. It will be trimmed down later.
- Color with Tombow markers. Copics could also be used. No special coloring skills required.
- Fill in the colored spaces with some kind of glossy coating product. I used Inkssentials Glossy Accents. No worries about staying precisely in the cut out spaces. Another die cut will be layered on top to finish.
- After the gloss is dry add another die cut layer. I used glossy black paper. More layers can be added for extra dimension.
- Trim the outer edges flush with the die outline.
- Adhere finished piece to card front.
I'm imagining this technique with many of the dies in my collection. It's perfect for a stained glass window, but there are so many possibilities. Even with flaws it comes out amazing. I'm thinking I need to stock up on Glossy Accents. Still, it used very little from the bottle.
I made this specifically as a new home card for a friend -- window, birdhouse... I think it works.
Wrapping up... we'll start over again next week. Enjoy your day!