Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Digital Studio Vellum Techniques - Stained Glass

One last vellum technique!  I have two versions of the Stained Glass technique-- one completely done with My Digital Studio and one hybrid method.

This is the all digital project:
My Digital Studio Stained Glass- "painted" digitally

Stained Glass Window Ornament (Digital method):
1.  Add the digital egg stamp from Easter Blossoms to the page and enlarge it to 2-1/2" inches.  (For both methods you need a stamp that has open spaces to fill in with color.)

2.  Add a brush layer on top. (Look under the freeform menu to find this).  Stretch the layer to completely cover the stamp.
3.  Paint over the all the open areas with various colors.  (I used Melon Mambo, Crisp Cantaloupe and Gumball Green.)  

It looks messy at this point:
Paint over all the open areas with paint
4.  Rearrange the layers so the paint layer is behind the stamp. 

Magically it looks beautiful!
5.  Print on vellum cardstock.
6.  Die cut it with 4th oval framelit (counting from smallest to largest)
7.  Diecut a frame from Gold Foil with the 3rd and 4th Framelits nested.
8.  Attach Gold Baker's Twine hanger and Gumball Green ribbon.

For the hybrid method I printed just the egg image (no painted layer) and then colored the back side with markers.   This is like the traditional stained glass method where you stamp on vellum and then color the open areas with markers.
Hybrid method - Egg printed digitally then colored with markers
Comparing the two methods I found the all digital version took a little longer to do but the results were cleaner and crisper.   You can see in the above photo that the markers show through a bit and also are more streaky.

I do hope you have enjoyed this series of tutorials and are able to use these methods in your projects!

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