Creating a stained glass effect using stamps, ink, dies and tissue paper is definitely one of my all time favourite techniques that Christy taught us through out the years. Christy Riopel taught this technique in one of her first shows that we filmed over at Shaw TV in Calgary. After the show I went home and created TONS of stained glass embellishments for my projects. The technique is so easy and fool proof.
Do you have a bunch of intricate dies that you are afraid to use? This stained glass technique is PERFECT for any intricate die! All you need are some dies, some black cardstock, stamps, ink, tissue paper and the magic of a gel medium.
1. Stamp randomly on some tissue paper. Any type of tissue paper will do and any stamp design will do.
2. Cut out your intricate die. In this project Christy used a Stampin’ Up! butterfly die. Cut the die out using black cardstock.
3. Adhere the die cut image using gel medium.
4. Apply gel medium to both sides. This dries clear and gives the project a transluscent like effect – just like stain glass.
Grab a coffee and watch Christy walk you through this fun technique while she gives you a pile of tips and tricks to try on your next scrapbook project.
The beauty of this stained glass technique is that you can recreate it with all those crazy intricate dies that you have at home, that you fell in love with at the store, but have no idea what you are going to do with them!!! Sound familiar! LOL! This technique is perfect for card making, scrapbooking and all kinds of mixed media projects.
Here is another scrapbook layout Christy designed featuring all the same products as her first layout, with the edition of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you so much everyone for stopping in and for remembering my beautiful friend Christy Riopel with me today on the blog. Makes my heart warm that Christy will forever be alive in the techniques we use on our scrapbooking projects.
In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The Boys & Girls club of Calgary. This warms my heart knowing that Christy continues to spread gentle, caring and inspiring love through art in our world. Thank you so much to everyone who donates. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.