Skip to main content

Stained Glass Technique

I love the look of stained glass and when Karen asked if anyone wanted to do a monthly technique challenge on duplicating a stained glass look I jumped on it! You can see the entire post on the Club Scrap blog. I think my love of stained glass came from a home I grew up in. We had a stained glass window in our dining room.  I have lots of great memories in that dining room!

I created different looks using embossing powder with intricate stamps and using Color Bursts.

rap papers, stamps. Ken Oliver Color Bursts. Tim Holtz alphabets. Queen&Co pearls. Acrylic paint with bubble wrap.
I used the same technique here of embossing with black embossing powder and using Color Bursts to color.

Had to add another Dahlia flower!

For this technique, I stamped black ink on vellum, heat embossed the image with black embossing powder. I then used Copics to color in the image. Depending on what you're going for here, you can color the backside of the vellum to get a more muted look. I was going for bold and bright and colored on the front side.

My final demonstration was mostly an ah-ha moment. I was looking at images of stained glass and I was wondering if I could make own "stain glass" with my Club Scrap stamp stash. The closest I could find was the chicken wire background stamp from Easter Chicks. Here I stamped my flower stamp and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I then stamped the wire pattern over the flower and heat embossed again. This gave me the fractured look and lines of stained glass.

Create your own stained glass for layouts, cards and projects and share your results at the Club Scrap Linky Party.


  1. FAN-freaking-tastic examples Lisa! Thanks for sharing your ideas.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Woven Strands Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Woven Strands blog hop! If you've arrived here from Lilian's Leaf Studio you are in the right place.   If you've happened upon the hop, please don't miss anything and start with Karen at Club Scrap. When I first received the Woven Strands kit from Club Scrap I immediately thought of our family reunion after seeing the stamps.  The tree and quotes were just screaming "family".  I gathered up my photos, chose the papers that complimented my photos and then found a layout in the Idea Deck that worked with my photos.  Here I chose the 5 of Clubs from Volume V. I left a few elements out and added a few of my own. I really liked the woven circles but they were 12x12, so I just cut them down to meet the 8.5x11 requirement for the directions.  I added one of my favorite quote stamps from Tahiti on the paper strips. Supplies: Woven Strands papers, quilted embellishments, jewels and stamps. Thicker alphabet, Martha Stewart punch, Queen &a…