Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Stained Glass Hibiscus

Hi everyone.  I have seen a few cards around blogland using the stained glass technique.  It's an easy technique with colouring a die-cut image and adding several layers of the outline image over top.  Then the recessed (coloured) areas are filled with Crystal Glaze.

I had just bought this beautiful hibiscus die from Simon Say and thought it would work perfect for this technique.  I watercolour the flower with two shades of coral / red and the leaves with two shades of green.

I cut three of the outline images, adhering them together with glue and then adhering over the hibiscus watercoloured image.  Crystal Glaze is added over the flower and leaf to fill in the space between the sections of outline image.  A black sentiment banner is added over top with white heat embossing.  The die is square, so I made a square card.

Here's a close-up of the shine from the Crystal Glaze:
I'm sending this card along to the AAA Cards #121 Challenge - Friendship.


Thanks for stopping by!







Stamps:  Simply Sentiment (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Barn red, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, glue, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo), white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
AAA Cards #121 - Friendship

29 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous faux stained glass die cut hibiscus flower, Loll. I must get some of the Nuvo Crystal Glaze. TFS your beauty and the description. Looks like an easy technique. Hugs...

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty, Loll - just ordered this die - can't wait to use it!!

Liz said...

This is stunning, Loll. The faux stained glass technique looks beautiful.....I think I might need to get some Crystal Glaze. :-) xx

Nancy Stislow said...

How cool is this! This is a new-to-me technique and it looks so fun to do! I'm not sure I have the dexterity to layer that die cut three times though (grin). That is truly a test in patience but absolutely love the results. Thanks again for more inspiration!

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! my goodness this is GORGEOUS and so VERY effective.
Faith.

Brenda said...

I loved this when I saw JM's video and I am loving yours as well! It is simply stunning. I would love to try this someday myself and hope this is something that I can do and not fumble! lol Very stunning Loll, very stunning! Hugs, Brenda

Cards by Maaike said...

very pretty and shiny. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, the glaze makes it look so shiny and the die is just perfect for this technique. Love the card :)

Bunny said...

Just gorgeous. [Bunny]

Bonnie said...

This flower is GORGEOUS, Loll! Love this technique and hope to give it a try soon. Any tips on getting the Crystal glaze smooth?

Marcia HIll said...

This is STUNNING Loll!! Think I need to get some of the glaze and try this out on a couple SSS dies that I have. I wonder if GA would work? It's always fun to try new things out, isn't it?! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Loll said...

The glaze flows really smoothly. The only part is trying to get the glaze into tight corners. What I do is take a small pin and sort of "drag" the glaze over to fill into corners. It's important to make sure the glaze covers everything.

Loll said...

I think that glossy accents should work well for this too, Marcia. It's just that people have been raving about the crystal glaze so I had to get some to try for myself. It's really easy to use, and it does seal up on you like GA when it's been sitting a while --- bonus! :)

Susan said...

Love this card! I think that die is perfect for the stained glass technique - it works better than the one I tried. Looks fabulous with the black sentiment banner.

Linda said...

This looks stunning, what a beautiful die. Love the stained glass window technique, I need to give it try xx

Jeanne said...

Wow! This is beautiful, Loll! Love the colors and the dimension.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful, Loll. The shine is gorgeous and I love the soft watercolor.

Jane said...

Gorgeous! Love the shiny glaze behind that amazing hibiscus die cut. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Manu said...

Wow this is beautiful!!! Never heard about Crystal Glaze here in Germany but I will try to get some!!! Good to hear that it's an easy technique ;-) Greetings from Germany- Manu

Mac Mable said...

That glaze looks stunning. Love your square card and your card is so beautiful x.

Quillish said...

This is a beauty ..those colours and the die are perfect for each other. The glaze.. is it not similar to glossy accents?? How is it different? I have glossy accents.. but I've always shown restraint while using it on larger surfaces.. for the fear of finishing it.. I can buy more.. but still.. you know what I mean!?

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, I have been trying to order this die and each time it's sold. Love this technique too, used it a couple of times and the results are magnificent.x

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Loll ... so full of colourful, shiny impact! Hugs, Anita :)

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is stunning - love the technique, and this die really is perfect for it.
Blessings
Maxine

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous card and technique, Loll! So honoured to have seen it in person! xx

Susanne Vargas said...

That looks like a fun technique and makes that die cut look stunning!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous faux stained glass hibiscus, Loll! I can see the shine very well in the close-up. I'll get the Crystal Glaze and definitely try the technique. Thank you for your inspiration! Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

How delicious! that faux stained glass is wonderful - and you used the perfect die cut! Love the square shape as well!

BożenA said...

I love the added dimension to the flower through a layered arrangement of hibiscus. Filling the flakes with liquid glaze makes the floral window look like a stained glass window. A great card, Loll
BożenA xx