Friday, October 19, 2018

Birdhouse Stained Glass

Hello again!  One last post for this week -- some flowers for Friday.  Very colorful flowers in a stained glass window.  See the gloss?




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!


28 comments:

Hannelie said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely beautiful Leslie! LOVE it!

Pauline said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Leslie! It really does look like a stained glass window. You have done a fabulous job on this, so real looking. Thanks for the steps you listed to make this. I have often seen these dies and wondered how to go about making them look they way they should, and you have done just that! A great card for a new home! Your friend will love this. Great colours as well. TFS and have a wonderful weekend!

Glenda Brooks said...

Oh my goodness, this is lovely!

Diane said...

Beautifully created and very much like stained glass and what a fun technique! I like how Darnell gives all the info too, and have a card waiting to be finished from long ago from her instructions! Anyhow love all the pretty colors and the beauty of this...take care!!

Cindy Beach said...

I think it you knocked this out of the park, Leslie! Your card is exquisite and so beautifully done. The colors you chose really make this appear to be stained glass - they have such a clear jewel tone. I can't imagine working with such an intricate die, especially when you talk of adding glue for the layers. I love your result!

Sherri said...

You had me completely fooled with this one ! It looks exactly like a piece of stained glass and what a gorgeous card it makes ! I have some Dies that would look really good using this technique, so may have to try it! What a WOW card!

laurie said...

I LOVE this look..perfect for this die too! I have never tried it on such a large die, so I should give it a go!It's beautiful!!

Pam Sparks said...

BEAU-TI-FUL Leslie! Your friend will love it and treasure it! Thanks for sharing the how to...into my technique folder it goes! :D

Verna Angerhofer said...

Leslie, this is absolutely stunning. It looks like the real thing. And, I love all the gorgeous colors. You are so amazingly talented.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely stunning -a brilliant effect really looks like stained glass thanks for the tips and links although I save things then completely forget lol
Carol x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh WOW!! this is absolutely gorgeous, it looks like real stained glass, amazing!!!
I'm going to check out this videos, looks like a fun technique that gives amazing results.
Thank you for sharing, Leslie.
XO
Maria.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Stunning Stained Glass image, Leslie. I have a couple new die cut cover plates that would work with this gorgeous technique. I love all your pretty colors and the shine from the Glossy Accents. I think your card is perfect for a new home. TFS your card and the links. Hugs..Nancy

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a great technique! I never saw this done before and it's something I will have to try. I love how your card turned out with all the beautiful colors and with the neat glossy shine! You are right, I can see this with a lot of dies. Have a great weekend.

Donna Ellis said...

Holy Stained Glass Birdfeeders! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing Darnell's process with us, and for showing how cute to color those flowers in different shades of pink! It's a beautiful creation, and must have been lots of fun to make. Such a delicate die cut with all those narrow lines! Hoping you enjoy a great week-end! hugs, de

Yogi said...

Loverly. Since I'm a stained glass artist for over 40 years, I've always been intrigued in the faux aspects of it. I remember doing faux stained glass a long time ago. I'm thinking layering the die cut onto clear plastic and coloring with alcohol based pens would give a nice effect as well. Keep playing BIG GRIN. Have a great day

Darnell said...

You really aced this technique, Leslie! You chose a perfect die and your coloring is sumptuous and sensational! I'd pay big bucks to have a stained glass like that in my home!! Guess I'll have to buy this die and CASE you next time! Thanks for the shoutout! Hugs, Darnell

Joan B said...

As the proud recipient of this card (thank you!!) I can attest that it is much more gorgeous in person. My husband and SIL LOVE it!!!

aussie aNNie said...

a TECHNIQUE I love and this is just the most beautiful result. Gorgeous colours.
Yes another hot and humid day BUT our alfresco area outdoors is designed in a way it overlooks the pool and the roof can open or shut depending on what we want. So I do spend a lot of time outdoors until the humidity suddenly kills me...dip in the pool and yes we have central heating/cooling a real must here.xx

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, OMG the perfect die cut for this technique. it so looks like a staing glass window. I absolutely adore it :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow this is an amazing and perfect die for this technique and you did a fantastic job with it, I like the use of the black for the outline, Love the way you colored it, I save a lot of ideas too and need to try more of them out :)

Margaret said...

Wow! This is gorgeous and the colors are so vibrant! They seem to come alive. Looks and sounds like a fun technique to try.

Stacy Morgan said...

Now that looks so cool! How did you ever think to do that, and the way its perfectly glossy like stained glass. AWESOME!!!

Evelyn S. said...

Wow, Leslie! This really looks like stained glass! Beautiful work for an outstanding card.

pam said...

Stunning card Leslie, never been a fan of the stained glass effect, change my mind looking at your beautiful card.
Pam x

Greta said...

So beautiful, Leslie! I need to do that technique again as I do love the result!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness! This is terrific!! Beautifully done Leslie!

Darlene said...

WOW! How did I miss this? GORGEOUS and what a smart technique ... when I get time I'll have to give it a try! Your choice of colors is BEAUTIFUL (as always)! Well done my friend ... thanks for awesome inspiration!

Lynette said...

What a cool technique, and a wonderful card!

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