Thursday, December 26, 2013

Stained Glass Window.

Happy Boxing Day everyone! It's Toni here and it's actually Christmas Eve as I am writing this post and I do hope I will be forgiven for posting a slightly unfinished project but I have just about run out of time and with eight people for dinner tomorrow, I don't think I'll have time to fit in any crafting!
This project is inspired by a stained glass window we have in our house. I haven't decided yet whether it will become a hanging or a book cover. I started by dividing a piece of manila card into sections, using a compass and a ruler. I then cut it into sections and coloured the pieces with a variety of Distress Inks.
 I used some background stamps to add a little texture to the surface echoing the ripples on the original window.
The bird stamp is from a set by Indigo Blue; it's similar to the one in my window. I stamped it in black Archival ink, and coloured it with Distress markers. I assembled all the pieces and adhered them to a piece of black card with Studio Matte Multi Medium, leaving a little space between each of  the pieces.

 I then covered the whole of the surface with clear Versa mark, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This has given it a very glossy finish not unlike my window. Well I hope you have all had a good Christmas and I look forward to sharing more projects, ahem! finished ones, with you in 2014 ! Here are some of the supplies I've used, available from Kim's eclectic Paperie shop.


8 comments:

Micki said...

It is gorgeous. The embossing almost makes it look like an enamel tile. LOVE it. And love the way you colored the leaves and bird. I think this would be awesome as a hanging.

:: Lindy :: said...

This is beautiful! I love your color choices!

PetraB said...

This is lovely, it looks like a tile with its crackled surface.

Sandy said...

Really a beautiful piece - I am going to give this is go!
Happy After Christmas Ever After!!
sandy

Mary Gillmarten said...

Finished or not it is the best use of the technique I've seen and I have a sister-in-law who loves stained glass and every Thanksgiving (here in the US) would do a faux stained glass project with the kids -- she deserves this! And a prayer journal for her would be perfect! You are an angel!

Sue Lelli said...

Toni, this is STUNNING! I too thought it was a tile! FAB colors and LOVE the bird!

Redanne said...

Your stained glass project is stunning and how lucky to have a real stained glass window like this in your bedroom too! Love the bird and the crackling is amazing. Hope you have a very Happy New Year. Hugs, Anne x.

butterfly said...

Beautiful work - what a lovely creation, Toni!
Alison xx