Friday, October 19, 2012

Stained Glass Technique ....



Good morning everyone.  If you visited me on Wednesday and saw the egg shells lying on my desk, this is what happened to them.  You start by cracking the eggs, then soak in a solution of dish washing liquid and bleach.  This also loosens the membrane so you can peel it out.  Once you do that you lay the egg shells out to dry over night.  Next you take a piece of card stock and put down a layer of Mod Podge and place egg shell pieces on that and gently press down into the Mod Podge.  this cracks the piece of egg shell and you have little spaces in and around the egg shell.  This is OK...just keep working around until you have covered  your piece of card stock.  Set it aside to dry.  Take your time this needs to dry out.  Next I added another layer of Mod Podge over the egg shells and let that dry.  Once the piece is dry, I sprayed with shimmer spray and dropped Alcohol Ink into the mix.  When you have it where you want  it you spray again with shimmer spray.  I was afraid my piece looked muddied and was not happy with it.  I thought the colors were too bold so I added a layer of
Windsor and Newton Iridescent Medium.  When this was dry, I still was not happy so I added a thin coat of Metallic Pearl White paint and then wiped some of it back off the piece.  I still wasn't happy with it but let it dry and cut out my window and placed it over the piece and suddenly it came alive.  I really love it now.  So then I punched out some green ferns and tied a bow and then cut out a Spellbinders label and stamped my sentiment, glued it all together you you have a pretty Holiday card. 

I have two of these window dies, this one is the small one.  I also did a piece using the larger window and I will have a card coming soon.  I have to say the piece that was laid over the egg shells is what made it work for me.  So give this a try, it's not hard at all and the finished product can be quite beautiful. 

If you would like to see this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here is the link:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/eggshellmosaicbackground/

11 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

This is really beautiful.

Olga said...

I'm blown away!!! This is gorgeous, lots of steps but so worth the out come!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ah ha, so this is where the shells came into play! How very cool! That die is on my wish list. Love it!

Becky said...

Glenda, this is so beautiful...that technique is interesting. You are going to keep on until I have to unpack all my craft supplies and try my hand at one of your fabulous techniques! Have a great week-end....hope UT beats Alabama tomorrow night :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a very nice card Glenda

jacqui x

Starla said...

Lovely!! And I just so happen to have some clean egg shells that I had prepped for another untried project!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Glenda, this is beautiful, this is so addicting, had so much fun at Joan's Garden last weekend do the egg shell mosaics. In the evening a couple of stayed and experimented with the Memory Box Catheral windows, boy did they shine. Can't wait to get back to doing this again. Trudy did a wonder tutorial on this. I have had my eggs for about 4 months, as I has seen this on her blog, but watching the tutorial on SCS really helped.

Your card is really gorgeous, as always.

Hugs ,

Gretchen

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous window, Glenda, looks like poinsettias! Beautiful card. Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW..very beautiful card. Love the effects and thanks for the instructions. You are one patient lady. Have a wonderful weekend.

Nan G said...

Turned out bee-u-tee-full! Love the colors of your stained glass.

Selma said...

This is gorgeous Glenda. I love doing that technique.

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