Monday, 21 November 2011

Stained Glass Window

I've been playing with another of my Christmas stamps from Chocolate Baroque. This time its the stained glass window from the Stained Glass Christmas themeplate.

While it isn't perfect, I did get the effect that I was hoping for...

I've had to photograph this from a bit of an angle to avoid too much glare on the mirriboard and acetate surfaces.

The stained glass window was stamped using Stazon onto the acetate and allowed to dry.

I then added colour to the flames and the holly using promarkers - being very careful not to actually touch the stazon!!

The next stage was the gilding. I wanted to get different colour zones using different colours of gilding flakes. However, since I only have one pot of Lancashire Rose gilding flakes, that involved picking out individual flakes in different colours and applying them to specific areas that I had glued separately. I had gilding flakes everywhere but the effect was close to what I wanted.

I trimmed the acetate to the size of the window frame and then mounted it on black glitter card. Somehow, and I'm not sure how, I managed to get a little crack in the gilding after I had glued it to the glitter card. A little bronze glitter mat, some ribbon and some smokey mirriboard finish it off.

I like the card and I will do something similar again but definitely not until I've got hold of individual coloured gilding flakes.

Gina x

1 comment:

  1. Just gorgeous, it reminds me of Russian Orthodox churches I have seen on TV, all rich and lovely


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