Hi crafters. I couldn’t resist another attempt at faux stained glass for the CAS mix up challenge for March. I had some ideas to experiment with, to see if I could do it with stamping rather than diecuts.
I actually did it 2 different ways but I like the second one best. I used the Christine Adolph Daisy May stamp from Prima for both.
For my first attempt, I stamped with fade out ink and coloured with alcohol markers. Then I painted most of the panel with crackle medium. (I like Joanna’s use of crackle accents and I was wondering if I could get a crackle with acrylic mediums). I then stamped with Versafine onyx black and clear heat embossed it. Next I painted 2 coats of heavy gel gloss medium on the image. I think the crackle medium was too thin to cause much crackle. You can see it in the background. I thought the background was too shiny and the surface of the image was too bumpy, so I started again.
For the second attempt I coloured and stamped with Versafine onyx black and heat embossed with clear powder. I then took my Versamark pen and ‘coloured’ all the image between the embossing. I added clear powder and melted that. To get a higher, more even gloss I used the Versamark pen a second time and clear embossed again. There is now a flat super shiny surface, with a matt white background for more contrast.
I decided to use a Technique Tuesday die for the sentiment and layered it, then clear heat embossed that too. The stained glass is one layer but the sentiment isn’t. I put the panel on a black matt.
I used stamping in the stained glass and also diecutting and heat embossing for my sentiment as the extra options. Thanks for the inspiration and happy 3rd birthday.