April Technique Challenge
April's Technique Challenge is hosted by Artist Team member, Lisa Dolezal. Take it away, Lisa! I love the look of stained glass, so when I was asked to host a technique challenge duplicating a stained glass look I jumped on it! There are numerous art mediums you can use to create a stained glass look for your projects, layouts and cards. I'm sharing a few of my favorites below. COLOR BURST Pair Color Burst pigment powders with an intricate stamp; this produces a random, vivid image. The Stamping Star UM stamps are perfect for this technique! 1. Stamp image in black ink and heat-emboss with black embossing powder. 2. Apply your Color Burst powders directly to your image and spray with water. 3. You can either dry with a heat gun (if you're impatient, like me) or you can allow to dry naturally. Here's a layout using the Stamping Star 1 UM and Color Burst. The background paper had the perfect colors in it, but I really didn't want the birds to show. I used white acrylic paint and bubble wrap to create this background and add more white.
Club Scrap's Spring Chorus paper, Stamping Star UM. Ken Oliver Color Bursts. Tim Holtz alphabets. Queen&Co pearls. White acrylic paint, bubble wrap.Next, I created a greeting card using the same technique: heat-emboss with black EP and Color Bursts.
Club Scrap papers, stamps, tags, black jewels and ribbon. Ken Oliver Color Bursts. Darice embossing folder.COLORING WITH COPICS Another way to create a stained glass look is all the rage right now: coloring. Who needs an adult coloring book when you have seven binders full of rubber stamps?! 1. Stamp image in black ink on translucent and heat emboss with black EP. 2. Use Copics to color in the image. Depending on the look you're going for, you could color the back side of the translucent for a more muted look. In this case, I was going for bold and bright and colored on the front side.
Club Scrap papers, stamps and ribbon. 7 Gypsies sticker, Jo-Ann's wood butterfly, Queen&Co. pearls, Copic markers.The photograph above doesn't show the level of opaqueness of the emblem, but a hint of the underlying elements can be seen in person. STAINED GLASS BACKGROUND STAMP My final experiment was mostly an ah-ha moment. I looked at images of "real" stained glass and wondered if I could make own with my Club Scrap stamp stash. The closest I found was the chicken wire background stamp from Easter Chicks.
Club Scrap papers, stamps, tag and ribbon. Ken Oliver Color Burst.1. Stamp flower image in black and heat-emboss with black EP. 2. Stamp chicken wire pattern over the flower and heat-emboss. (This gave me the fractured look and lines of a full pane of stained glass.) 3. Use your favorite art medium to color. I chose Color Burst again, but kept it subtle by using small amounts of just a few colors. I hope you'll give one or more of the techniques a try. I'm excited to see what creations you can come up with. The possibilities are endless! Create your own stained glass for layouts, cards and projects. Then share your work via the Linky Party below by April 30th to qualify for a random drawing for a Club Scrap gift certificate! STAINED GLASS TECHNIQUE LINKY PARTY