Monday 17 June 2013

Krafty Stained Glass

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Kraft".  A friend of mine has recently started learning the craft of stained glass, so I've been looking at a lot of examples of stained glass windows lately and that inspired me to use that as my theme for this card.

All of the panels were created using kraft cardstock - I love how the pale brown has made the distress colours even darker and more grungey!  I started by cutting a square panel of kraft card and then cutting it down into pieces by hand.

Each piece was then individually decorated.  I stamped with Black Memento ink so that I could add colour from promarkers without it bleeding.  White elements were achieved by using a water brush and painting with Picket Fence distress stain.  White highlights were created with a Ranger white pen.

Finally I covered each piece with clear packing tape, to give a more glass-like feel.  I stuck the pieces onto black card and then trimmed it down to size before mounting it on my white card blank.

I had a lot of fun making and combining all of the elements together.  I think I'll stick to paper and card though, glass looks too difficult! :)

Supplies I used included:

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Candy C said...

Dan...this is such a cool piece! I love each of your "stained glass" sections. Your idea of covering each section with packing tape and then leaving a black edge around each one really is a neat idea and looks fantastic! I love your choice of colors and the white really stands out! <3 Candy

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

How cool is this? Love your makeshift stained glass! All the images are FUN and FABULOUS!!!!

misteejay said...

Great piece Dan - I love all the different textures & interest created by all the panels.

Toni xx

Minxy said...

Here fo my bi-monthly visit lol
As always your work is totally original and funky xo
Hope your keeping well Dan xo

Suzanne C said...

Love the effect! I was thinking a shattered mind. Very cool!~

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Neat collage, Dan!! I love the combination of muted colors and textures!

Simon Says Stamp!

Maura said...

Cool! Why use glass when you can do this with paper?!

Mary Elizabeth said...

How cool is this!! Love the idea of using the clear packing tape on the pieces of your "stained glass". This is a fabulous piece Dan. I love the images and colors that you chose. I'd love to try this idea for a scrapbook page as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Mary Elizabeth

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Dan reminds me of stained glass and glass when shattered, fantastic. I love how the colours appear darker on the Kraft . Covering with clear tape is inspired. Love the white highlights too Dan. Tracy x

Carole said...

Dan I LOVE what you created. Like your friend, I am learning about stained glass and what fun it is. Your work turned out fab!

Sandra said...

What a fun stained glass design! Beautifully made! Hugs, Sandra

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really like the finish of this piece. Blessings!

Michelle said...

What a fabulous mosaic. The colors really pop. And I love the bit of white accenting you've done. Brilliant!

Words and Pictures said...

Wow, that is so cool!
Alison x

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