Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winter Suncatchers

This month for Tattered Angels they challenged us to work with glass. So for my first project this, I chose to make sun catchers for my kitchen window.

To make these sun catchers I started with glass slides. I stamped with versamark ink, and embossed with white embossing powder, then I spritzed with Glimmer Mist. It works on plain glass - but it does take a long time to dry.

I did 2 slides, then mounted them face to face in the metal frame. This way, if I touch them, moisture on my hands will not smear the Glimmer Mist.

This is the back view:

And here is what it looks like when it's not back lit. The white embossing really pops when lit from the front, and still gives nice shape and contrast when back lit in the window.

The metal frame started out silver, but I wanted red - so I painted it with Glimmer Glaze in "Flirty". The ribbon was white, but I dyed it with the same green Glimmer Mist that I used on the slides (Winter Pine).

For this second sun-catcher I used the same process, but swapped out the colours and the stamp shape.

I hope you like them - let me know what you think!

Tattered Angels supplies:
stamps - Screen Prints Rockin' Renaissance "Tattered Textures"
Glimmer Mist - Santa Baby,Winter Pine, Dragonfly, Pomegranate
Glimmer Glaze - Flirty

Other supplies:
glass slides, metal frames - Ranger
ribbon - Tim Holtz
other - versamark ink, white embossing powder, fine ball-chain


MrsETaylor said...

Love Love Love the second one JJ. Now I've gotta get me some slides. Darn you enabler!!! hehe

mrich2500 said...

Me too...slides it shall be! Great projects...2nd one is my fav. also ;)

Peg said...

OMG such a clever and beautiful idea!
Love them both heaps!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Oh these are just beautiful! What a creative idea. Love them!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

These are sooo amazing- love them big time!

Christyn said...


Barbara said...

how cool are these!

milkcan said...

They are delicious-ly lovely! So glad you're going to be participating in Art Journal Every Day!

Sherry said...

These are gorgeous JJ... I have used one of the Glass pieces in my tutorial this month also and had not even seen yours! :-)