Sunday, November 11, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop - Day 6 Part 2

Stained Glass Coloring:

In today's lesson, the super amazing Shari Carroll shared her technique for coloring stamped images to look like stained glass. Unfortunately i didn't have a stamp similar to what she used so i had to improvise.
The bell shape was cut on my Silhouette and then stamped/white embossed with a rhombus stamp from an old Club Scrap kit from 2006 called Retro. I tried using the distress ink markers, but i felt the pinks/purples all looked too muddy and similar, so I turned to some bic mark-its and sharpies and some old Tombow markers. Since most of these are permanent markers, i wasn't able to get that blended look by spritzing like you can with distress. I'm just ok with the final results after many epic fails.


  1. Well there is nothing failed about this one! I love the bell and it looks good enough to eat. That was brilliant using the rhombus stamp. Never would have guessed that was it. And I agree with you on the Distress Markers. When I tried to use them for the same kind of colors above they just all looked like various shades of brown, LOL. I used a mix of markers also.

  2. This is lovely. And a great improvisation.