My last piece of inspiration for the June challenge
over at Unstampabelles
The challenge is
Stained Glass Techniques using Dies
TWIST Use some Glitter
I must say I did have fun making this.
Then I umm'ed and arr'ed about what medium I was going to use and eventually settled
on my Tim Holtz Distress sprays, choosing four jewel colours.
That mean I had to get out the trusty pizza box and a piece of thick white card stock.
As these sprays hadn't been used for a while, the nozzles were a bit blocked and so I shoved a needle into the hole to open it - I was facing the red one at the time and got a face full of fine red spray!
After cleaning off the ink, I applied them to the sheet of card instead.
TIP: wait for sprays to dry!!!
I was too quick and immediately stuck down a piece of double sided Sizzix sticky paper over my sprays - then as I peeled off the top sheet to leave a sticky surface facing me I also in places pulled back the wet surface under the sprays so had to pat them carefully back. It meant I had a flawed surface in places but I managed to get away with it.
You can see the yellow bit sticking to the top sheet in the photo above.
Once the sticky sheet was clear I sprinkled my fine white glitter on it and pressed it into the sticky surface to create a sparkly base.
I then took my Alt&New Moroccan Mosaic Cover die and die cut from a sheet of black card the mosaic background. I actually die cut several different backgrounds to see which one looked better and this one looked quite good.
I arranged it on the sheet of sparkle to see where it looked best and then trimmed off the pieces - you can see them on the side.
I glued the cover on the top of the sheet.
Taken in full sun
I die cut the word 'Hugs' from one of these pieces, using the SU die set Lovely Words.
I mounted this with thin foam strips to cover up the one spot showing where I had pulled the sticky up off the sprayed area.
Taken in full sun
I then mounted the whole onto a card blank.
However, I could have used this to decorate a bag or a box or a big tag.
Taken in shade
There you have it - a stained glass look using dies and glitter.
I think it looks quite attractive - what do you think?
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