Monday, May 11, 2009

Window Sheets, Reinkers and Crystal Effects Oh My!

Hello, today's post is going to be a long one with lots of pictures that hopefully I will be able to get in the correct sequence. I am going to show you a new technique that I have been doing with Reinker, window sheets, and crystal effects. Before I get started I will give you a list of materials that you will need.

Materials List:
Medium weight Window Sheet
Crystal Effects
Two Reinkers
Permanent Black Marker

Big Shot
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die
Scoring tool ( I use the Paper Cutter and scoring blade on pg 189)

1. Cut your Window Sheet to 5 1/2" x4 1/4". This is the standard card front size.

2. Run the window sheet through the Big Shot using the Manhattan Flower Textured Die. I used an extra shim to make sure the impression is nice and deep. The window sheet is clear I just placed it in front of Certainly Celery CardStock to show the details.

3. Turn the window sheet over to the wrong side. The raised outline of the roses should be facing down. With a permanent marker trace the valleys in the image. Do the entire image. See the picture below.
4. After you have the roses traced, flip the window sheet back over and start filling the rose in with Crystal Effects. The raised lines will keep the Crystal Effects in place. After you have completely covered one rose then you are ready to add your Reinkers. For the sample below I used Baja Breeze and just added a few drops and mixed to spread the color.

5. After the first color has been blended to your liking you can add a second color. I just add a few drops of reinker to a stamp case and then pick up smaller amounts with the end of a toothpick and deposit it around the image. I then blend again. See picture below for an example.

6. Repeat adding Crystal Effects to the second rose and then the reinker. On the second rose I used the Pink Pirouette as the main color and the Baja Breeze as a secondary color. After you have completed these steps you can set the window sheet aside to dry.

7. To make the frame for the Faux Stain Glass, I used a standard size card and scored the front 3/8" from all four sides being careful not to score past the 3/8" on the corners. I then cut out the center. I also made a second frame the same way out of a piece of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4 "card stock.

8. After your Stained Glass Image has dried you will use Mini Glue Dots to attach the window sheet to the card base frame. You could also use Sticky Strip but I found Mini Glue Dots worked great. After the image is attached us Mini Glue Dots to add the second frame. This will hide the glue dots and stabilize the image. As an extra touch I stamped a sentiment on the window sheet with Black Stazon Ink. Your Faux Stain Glass is now complete. All products can be purchased through me except the permanent marker.

If this technique has a name I have not discovered it and if it doesn't then I guess I would call it Faux Stain Glass. Either way let me know what you think of the finished product and of my first tutorial. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya


MaryR said...

very beautiful - tfs!

Fairle said...

Gorgeous and very creative! Great job

sue said...

You know Tonya, you obviously are not stealing anyone elses work. You say have not seen this before so go ahead, take the credit for "inventing" a new technique. It is very beautiful and I've never seen it before either.

Denise Taylor said...

Hey , What a beautiful card...Wow..That so lovely ...Thanks for sharing your idea with us...And I say again WOW....... Denise

Jackie Bulte said...

What a great idea- thanks for the clear instructions! Beautiful cards.

Elaine said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much