Saturday, March 8, 2014

Stickles Stained Glass

I'm so excited to be the Blitsy featured guest designer today. So exciting.  I love deal-a-day sites, and Blitsy is the one of the coolest because it's many great deals each day!

A while back, I was on a Stickles design team with a fabby gal named Angeline.  She made some stained glass with a transparency and some Stickles.  I thought it looked cool, so I'm sharing my version of Stained-Glass Stickles with you today!

First step is to stamp an image on some form of transparency.  I used Clearly For Art Modeling Film and Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black to stamp Unity Stamp Company's Spring has Sprung stamp set.  Note that images with super fine details would be difficult to use in this process, in my humble opinion.

Give the ink a chance to dry before touching it.  Then, turn the image over and start coloring with Stickles on the back.

I used Stickles in Antique Linen-Distress, Tumbled Glass-Distress, Green, Cotton Candy, Glam Pink, and Yellow.  Now, here comes the hard part.  Set it aside for several hours (preferably overnight) to dry.  Yes, waiting is the hardest part!  I generally will do something like this on a cheap paper-plate, so I can pick up the whole thing and move it aside.  When it's all dry and you turn back over the image, this is what you get:

I then used some Lawn Fawn Oh Sunshine paper and Spellbinders, Label 8 (for the frame) and put this together...

Here's a close-up of the sparkly goodness:

Thanks for hanging with me on this long post....and special thanks to Angeline for turning me on to this technique.  Hope you enjoyed my sparkly post today!

Craftily yours,



  1. I may have seen something like this before, but you make it seem so easy! I am trying it!

  2. WOWW!! This is gorgeous Karen :) You're most welcome. Glad the technique was helpful :)

  3. Oh so pretty! Neat technique to try!