Friday, June 12, 2009

Spritzed Stained Glass Tutorial

I play with different techniques. This technique isn't new but I have added a few of my own quirky twists. I call it "Spritzed Stained Glass." There are lots of stamps out there that this will work with included a great Close To My Heart Christmas stamp called "Gloria." For this sample I used another stamp because of the size and ease in demonstration.

1. For this technique, you will need VersaMark, inks, black embossing powder, a heat gun, a water spritzer glossy card stock, and an aquapainter.

2. Stamp your image with the VersaMark on the card stock. Cover the stamped image with the black embossing power and heat with the gun to set.

3. Allow the image to cool and set and then spritz with the water. Make sure to cover all areas and don't worry if the water pools a little.

4. Select your colors. Gently squeeze the stamp pad so that color sticks to the lid of the pad. Using the aquapainter, pick up some of the color and touch to the areas you want to paint. The color will defuse over the image. You can control the amount of water by drying your brush on a paper towel and picking up some of the water, or adding water by giving your aquapainter a little squeeze. As you are painting, try to think about how light reflects through a stained glass window.

5. When you've finished the painting, it's time for the hard part....You need to allow the painting to dry for at least 30 minutes. Touch the image lightly to test for dryness. When it's dry, assemble your card and enjoy!

CTMH – That’s Amore (DP), Spring Iris, Moonstruck, Glossy Card stock
Large Image unknown, Sentiment from CTMH - Gratitude
Ink – Stamp Pads
CTMH – Spring Iris, Moonstruck, Hollyhock, Blush, Amethyst, Crystal Blue
Daisy White Ribbon, Daisy White Brads
Heat Embossing, Spritzed Water Color Painting, Scoring

This is a really great technique that doesn't require "perfection." If you think about a Stained Glass Window, the colors defuse and blend which adds to the beauty. This technique is very easy and gives a wonderful completed project. For Now, Happy Crafting!


Becky said...

lovely card, great tutorial.

Lisa Phillippi said...

That is a great tutorial! I have never tried that, and now i can't wait to give it a try! Yours came out Beautiful!

Joanne Travis said...

Thanks for a great tutorial, Cindy!! I love the softness of the colors, so beautiful!!

Heather said...


I am glad you left a comment on my blog as I have not been able to find your blog lately!!!! I can usually find a link back to someone by searching for their picture in other peoples follow lists but I have not seen yours so now I can come back and book mark you!!!

This project is so pretty I love the tutorial to how fun!!!


Shirley said...

Very light and beautiful and what a great tutorial, Cindy!!

laos348 said...

I think I have this stamp! Now I need to try this technique - thanks for the instructions!

Penny said...

This is neat. Is that a ctmh stamp set????