Sunday, June 5, 2011

Stained Glass Desert

I can't resist southwest images. I can't. It truly is an illness.

When I saw the current Inspiration Challenge #287 on Splitcoast, I knew I'd be playing along when I spotted this southwest stained glass piece from the Daniel Maher Stained Glass Studio.

I immediately thought of this image from Rubbernecker called Desert Cactus from their stained glass line. I stamped the image twice, first on Neenah Solar Crest white cardstock with Marvy dye black ink, and then onto a piece of acetate with Stazon Jet Black. I colored the image on the Neenah Solar Crest white cardstock with Copic markers. I then cut the image from the acetate, and added a little Copic coloring on the back of the acetate. I merged the two together in my best attempt to get a stained glass effect, having run the acetate through my Xyron machine.

Since the image itself does all of the work, I limited the layers to a piece of black cardstock covered with copper mesh and a piece of patterned paper from Lasting Impressions. A small circle clip and ribbon complete the card.

In real life, this truly looks like stained glass. The acetate, and the faint Copic coloring on the acetate help make the whole project look like shiny glass. I'm loving it.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

1 comment:

Jenny Gropp said...

VERY cool, I bet it's even more fantastic in person with the acetate!


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