Sparkly Stained Glass
by Beate Johns
Create a stained glass look by stamping on acetate and applying glitter on the back side of it.
- Line Image Stamp, Flourishes All That Glitters used here
- Palette ink™ or other ink that stamps on plastic
- Glitter in several colors
- Crystal Effects™ or other clear drying glue
- Neutral colored cardstock
- Embossing Buddy
Stamp image with Palette ink on acetate.
Let dry or carefully heat set.
Flip acetate over and rub Embossing Buddy all over the back side of the image.
This will help keep the glitter from sticking to unwanted parts of the acetate.
Add Crystal Effects™ to all parts of the image that will be covered with the first glitter color.
Pour glitter over the glue.
Martha Stewart Florentine Gold used here.
Tap excess glitter off and add more Crystal Effect™ for the second glitter color.
Pour second color glitter over the image.
Martha Stewart Turquoise used here.
Tap off excess glitter.
Add more glue and the third glitter color to fill image completely.
Martha Stewart Verdelite was used here.
Stamp neutral cardstock.
Cut both neutral cardstock and acetate if needed.
Flip the acetate so that the glitter side of it will face towards your cardstock. That will keep your glitter contained.
Finish your project.
You can find a complete list of product used here.
A different kind of sparkle
Substitute the glitter for Pearl Ex™ powders.
Instead of glue, use a Versamark™ pen, then add embossing powders instead of glitter. Make sure you have heat resistant acetate for this version.
Leave out the sparkle
After stamping your image on the acetate, turn it over and color with alcohol based markers.
Try mixing Crystal Effects™ with reinkers and coloring the back of the image with the mixture and a paintbrush.
Add even more shine
Emboss the image instead of stamping it in Palette ink.