Thursday, September 27, 2012

Glass Hummingbird

Last week, I promised you pictures of something I was trying out in my creative studio.

Well, here's the front:


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and here's the back:


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Glass Hummingbird is available here.

I made this sun catcher/ornament using two scraps--one scrap of black card stock and one snippet of vellum.

I wanted a translucent look that was as close to real stained glass as I could get.  I also wanted it to sparkle.  So, to get the swirly, slightly speckled look of glass, I used alcohol markers and metallic cream chalks for the sparkly sheen.  The colors from the alcohol markers show very well through both sides.  So, to make sure both sides sparkle, I lightly applied the cream chalks to the back as well.

The vellum I colored was then sandwiched along with a piece of invisible thread (fishing line would also work) in between the two overlays I cut from the black card stock.

Now, I have a quick and easy gift that can be hung on a Christmas tree or in a window.  This one will be on it's way to a nursing home soon.  It's perfect for mailing and won't break if someone would drop it.

Until next time, may you enjoy some amazing creative bliss.

7 comments:

kathy serrahn said...

awesome project, neat technique and idea

sharonscraps said...

Beautiful!

Esther W-B said...

Wow - that's gorgeous!

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous--what a great idea!

Renae said...

This came out really nice. I am trying to do something similar right not to simulate a stain glass church window.

Kelly S said...

Looks awesome, Ileana! What a sweet gift idea.

hrk_md said...

Your hummingbird is beautiful, it will certainly brighten up someones window. Thanks for sharing