Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman





Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stained Glass

For the Dezinaworld challenge this week we were to do stained glass. I felt a little intimidated by this but then thought about swap I am in with an ocean theme. So I made two "stained glass" ATCs of lighthouses.

I had already used acrylic paint to put a green/blue background on the cards because I was going to decorate them in a different way. I went on line and found some ideas for stained glass and found the lighthouse. I then used a black marker to draw a similar image on the cards. I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color in the glass adding water to blend the colors and make them a bit more luminous. I went back over some of the lines with the marker. I sealed them with a spray sealant but before it dried I sprinkled on a bit of light blue glitter.

They turned out more interesting than I expected and I'm excited to try the Inktense pencils on more "stained glass."

Thanks, June, for the inspiration.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Rita, this is so beautiful. I love the colours in this one, beautiful sea colours and what a gorgoeous lighthouse. Just the right amount of glitter to help it shimmer. What a fantastic job my friend.Thanks so much for joining in this weeks challenge and thanks for you kind words.
    good luck in the draw tomorrow
    hugs June xxxxxx

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  2. Love the lighthouse! IT really does look like stained glass. Nice job!

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  3. Lovely evening view of the seaside watchtower! A 3-d black gel pen would be fun to use.

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  4. I like the lighthouse. I used to do alot of real stained glass. Thanks for your comment on my blog about the horses eye. You mentioned "blog hop" May I ask what that is?
    Continued success!

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  5. Boy, this technique is awesome! You did a great job on it.

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  6. Rita,this is a beautiful ATC!!I love your color choices and rolling mountain.Warmest Regards,Cat

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  7. Wow, this is truly lovely, Rita. I think the Intense pencils are really amazing here.

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  8. OH THEY TURNED OUT TERRIFIC!
    I LOVE THEM, AND I'M SO GLAD YOU SHARED THIS POST.....MAKING ATC'S IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FUN THINGS TO DO!

    CIAO BELLA

    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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