Monday, March 3, 2014

Faux Stained Glass - Take 2

Happy Monday!

Last week I shared with you the Faux Stained Glass card using Enamel Powder Ultra Thick Clear. What I didn't share was my first attempt using the Gloss Glastique! Have you ever had an idea and somehow it didn't quite work out the way you wanted? My first idea with the Faux Stained Glass was to glue the accent to the vellum cardstock and fill in with the 3D Enamel Gels and the Glastique. When it was dried, the vellum had wrinkled and the gel had moved with it. Ugh.

While it wasn't too terrible, I wasn't able to use it on the card...but I did save it and made the tag! So, here's what you need to make one, too:

leftover frame (you can find these in several of the Piccolo Accents
these are items from the Spring Release

Other Supplies:
Distress Stain Vintage Photo
manilla tag
word/sentiment/type stamp
washi tape
seam binding
non-stick craft mat
spray bottle

Start by gluing the accent to the vellum cardstock and filling in with the gel and Glastique. Let dry.

Spritz the mat with water. Dot on the gels (white, gold, turquoise) and add tiny dots of Glastique. Lay the tag on top of the dots and turn the tag while it is still facedown. Lift the tag, reposition and repeat until all the gels have been picked up onto the tag. Let dry.

Once dry, stamp over the tag with a permanent ink and your type stamp. Let dry. (When dry the areas with the gels and Glastique will be non-porous. Notice the sheen and subtle shimmer!)

Trim off the excess vellum. Use the E6000 to adhere all of the pieces to the tag. Trim off the excess frame and save it for another project.

Apply 2 thin, uneven coats of Titanium White to the frame. After it's dry, swipe Vintage Photo over the frame. Let dry.

Color the flourish using the Rose Pearl gel. Attach to the frame using the Glastique. Add bits of matching washi tape. Using your finger, wipe the Rose Pearl gel along the edges of the tag. Make dots of Titanium White 'here and there'.

Tie on the seam binding to finish it off!

It wasn't until after I started this project that I realized that I don't have any of the green gels...but I will be taking care of that this week and will go back and fill in the leaves. The Avocado looks like a pretty spring green! Which gels do you like best?


leslierahye strickland said...

love your tag! :) it's beautiful and the "stained glass" is awesome!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful tag, I love how you made the background using the 3D gels and glastique and only part of the frame.