Monday, 23 February 2015

Stained glass daffs

I've had this daffodil stamp for years - it's an unmounted one I got in a RAK, so I don't know its origins. In my glass painting days, I used to stamp it on acetate and colour it with glass paints, however when I got out my glass paints, neglected for about 10 years, they'd all dried up so that wasn't going to work.

First of all I stamped the design onto heat-embossable acetate. Most acetate won't work for this - it melts and buckles when the heat gun gets anywhere near it (Note to self - maybe it would be possible to create interesting textured embellishments that way). I get the embossable kind in small A6 sized pieces from a local craft shop. It needs to be embossed with clear powder, because even if you use an anti-static pad before stamping, a few grains of the embossing powder will inevitably stick to the acetate, so I stamped it with black Versafine ink and embossed with clear powder.

Having binned the glass paints, I coloured it in with Promarkers. They dry very slowly on acetate, and had a tendency to pool and streak - quite a contrast from using them on paper or card. When the colouring was dry, I cut out the acetate and mounted it onto white card with spray adhesive - most other kinds of adhesive would show through the acetate.

To make the backing card, I used an A6 card blank. I took a piece of scrap paper the same size as the front and folded it in half to cut the arch pattern, so it would be symmetrical, then used this as a template to cut out the card. I then covered the front with stonework paper printed from the CD The best of La Pashe 2012, trimmed it to shape and inked the edges.

I am sharing this with Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Spring Flowers


Liz said...

The stained glass image looks perfect against the stone background. I haven't used my glass paints for years either, so mine are probably dried up too! xx

Chris said...

An unusual and striking card! Clever technique, the finished result is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Sue said...

This is stunning thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin ..Sue xx

Sammy said...

It really is striking! Love those daffodils. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x