So....favorite technique.....hmmm. Definitely not an easy answer. First off, would that be favorite "to do" or favorite as in "do it most often". Well, I have lots of favorites - but the one I'm going to showcase today is a bit of both types of favorites. I do really like to do this one & it's definitely one that I do often - Glittered Stained Glass. Normally when I do the glittered stained glass technique, I do something pretty fancy or a very elegant look. So I thought for today, I'd do something completely different. Today I wanted it to be just totally fun and bold. And here's what I came up with.
At first glance at this project, you might not even realize that this is glittered Stained glass; which is why I chose this picture that shows a little bit of the stained glass "glare" on it. Plus, on this card I chose a stained glass piece that didn't dominate the whole card (usually I make it the main focus).
So even though I did it completely differently this time; it still works great!
I often think of glittered stained glass as a lot like painting by numbers. You stamp your design onto a piece of acetate and then one color at a time you paint in the glue and add your glitter colors.
And since we're sharing techniques, I thought it might be nice to share one of my favorite tips for doing Glittered Stained Glass.
And it's something I do all the time.....
When doing this technique, you can attach your acetate right to the front of your card using brads or another decorative element. But more often than not, I prefer to put my acetate behind the top layer of my card using a frame or some type of cut out.
One of the ways you can make a cut out is so simple I thought I'd demo it on this card. Simply chose where you'd like your stained glass piece to be and then stamp the design in that position using a light colored ink. Then just simply cut it out! Then your window matches your stained glass piece perfectly! (You might not even be able to tell that I actually cut out that window for this piece. It almost looks like the stained glass is right on the top of the card!)
Obviously, this works best when you have a design with relatively simple outer edge lines. But if you have something with a more complex outer edge; you can just chose one of the many dies out there to die cut a frame to place your stained glass piece behind. However, you chose to do it - brads, matching hand cut frame, or die cut frame; give Glittered Stained Glass at try. It's fun and full of sparkling goodness!
Do you remember these stained glass projects from past hops? These are two of my favorite stained glass projects! Definitely a lot more "elegant" than today's project. But it's always nice to try new looks and stretch a bit from what is your "norm" too!
Up next is Shanna's blog - hop on over to see what technique she has to share with you! Be sure to leave a comment before you hop on! And I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop!!
Until next time,
PS - When you're done with the hop, Don't forget to stop by the SNS Tips & Techniques page so you can find your favorite technique!!