I was not looking forward to this one...I did not have extra red rubber trimmings (that were used in the tutorial) to make the block with which to stamp the versamark ink. I used makeup sponges...those sort of triangular ones that you buy in a big bag at the dollar store.
Since I had to improvise on the tutorial directions, and was not sure if my idea would even work, I decided to keep the faux finish treatment to the DP only. I cut a piece of VOS (very old supplies) Basic Grey DP. I chose it as thought it had the boldness of pattern that would perhaps suit the stained glass look.
I pushed the long triangle end into the ink and stamped it onto my paper. over and over. It was hard to see where I had stamped and where not! I heat embossed with clear embossing powder and could see I had huge unstamped areas that were going to look like big black blobs once I inked it up...so I repeated the process...restamped it wwith the versamark ink and re-embossed it.
Once cool, I rubbed black memento ink all over it and then wiped off the excess. The ink stayed in the areas that were not covered by the versamark and embossing treatment. Just as I had worried, the ink filled into large "patches", rather than the sort of fine lines you would see on a stained glass window.
Looking through the other entries, I can see that others had this same problem. Even on the designers samples, some have very thick lines of dark ink so perhaps this technique is supposed to have wide inked lines...
All in all, I was a bit disappointed in my glass making skills and just wanted to let you know that you can breathe a sigh of relief that I will not be persuing any new career as a stained glass artist! lol
I had a stamped Joy sentiment and image that I had inked up, coloured, stickled and already die cut and filed away. I decided I would like the crisp look of the white against the dark look of the inked up DP. I
matted it with a snippet of red card and placed a K&Co poinsettia in the left corner. I did have to ink the edges with some red ink, as I managed to get a bit of the black ink smeared on the mat! With the red ink added, you can barely see it...at least that is what I am telling myself.Here is a closeup showing the embossed and inked DP and the shimmer on the stamped holly leaves.
I decided not to add any other embellishments as I do not want to cover up the stained glass requiement of the challenge.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Marks Finest Papers Twelve Days of Christmas Day 2 - Faux Stained
2. Pixies Crafty Workplace - must use snippets