Monday, February 15, 2021

It's Faux Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome the the Technique Blog Hop where everything is Faux...we are using our scrappy supplies to create projects that look like other things. If you are joining me from Melissa Robinson, you are in the right place...welcome! If you are starting here, we are glad to have you join us. Melissa is also the place to go if you get lost along the way to start from the beginning or find where you got lost. 

Tonight I have a project using a new to me technique of Stained Glass. The goal is to make the project look like Stained Glass.  I am sure this technique has been around for years but I had never heard of it. So I thought I would give it a try. I pulled out a thin cut that I thought would give me a lot of opportunities for colouring and places to make the glass like look. My first thought was the X3680 Hearts Background Die and this is how it turned out, I see a few areas I could improve upon but overall for a first attempt, I think it came out great. 

If this is new to you too, I will list the steps for how I did this. 

  1. Using your die cutting machine and the die cut of your choice, cut at least 4-5 of the die, in my case it was the Heart Bouquet die. 
  2. Layer the first of the die cuts on a piece of White Daisy yardstick with all the Hearts punched out. 
  3. After the glue or adhesive dries, colour in the hearts. I used the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers and provided shading  in them. Be aware if using Liquid Glass the colours will become much more vibrant and bold. You do not need to worry about staying in the lines, you will be covering any colouring that went outside the thin cut. 
  4. Once you are done colouring, add the next 2-4 thin cut pieces right on top of each other. You will need one more for the top layer so be sure to set one aside. 
  5. Once the layers are down, you will take Liquid Glass and generously fill each heart with Liquid Glass. I used a medium sized needle to ensure I got the liquid glass into the corners and edges and to pop or remove any bubbles.
  6. Once the Liquid Glass is in all of the hearts, set this piece aside to dry. I gave mine over night to dry due to the large amount of liquid glass in each heart. 
  7. With the last thin cut layer use Versamark and over it completely and then cover with Silver Embossing powder and heat set. I actually did this 3 or 4 times to ensure a good coverage. The heat did make the paper curl quite a lot and so I set it under some of my acrylic blocks over night to flatten out and that did just the trick. 
  8. The next morning I glued the silver embossed piece right on top of the now dried piece with the Liquid Glass. 
  9. To finish embellishing I used Z3684 Thanks thin cut, I cut the shadow in White Daisy and the actual letters in Black card stock. Before gluing down I coated the black letters with the Black Shimmer Brush to give it a bit of a sheen. Once it was dry I glued it down across the card. 
Here are a few close ups to show the sheen and glassy look.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I welcome any and all feedback. If you would like help with purchasing any of the products mentioned my post today, please contact your local CTMH Maker. If you do not have a CTMH Maker and are in Canada I can absolutely assist you in ordering. If you are in the United States, New Zealand or Australia, I can help you locate a Maker local to you for ordering. 


It is now time to "HOP" on over to the super talented Cat Nowak and she what craft faux goodness she has for us tonight! If you find any inspiration along the way please be sure to let us know how we inspired you!


Until next time, happy crafting!



The Scrap Buzz said...

Wow! At first I thought the embossed layer WAS the die.

Darlys said...

Amazing how it looks like metal and glass, Fabulous card!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card! You did great for a first try!

Cat Nowak said...

Love it! What a great effect!

Katy said...

Oh, Brandi...this is FABULOUS!!!

Lauren said...

What an amazing technique- thanks for sharing!

Haley D. said...

WOW! Your card is a stunning labor of love!