Stained Glass Technique for Card Making

Stained Glass

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Stained Glass





Stained glass windows inspired me to create these cards. Do they inspire you? Read on if you would like to learn more about stained glass and where to find the materials and the instructions for these cards.

About Stained Glass

The Term

The term stained glass can refer to two things. It can refer to the artistic material known as colored glass. Or, it can refer to the works made from the colored glass.

The History

What pops into your mind when you hear the word stained glass? Houses of worship are the
first thing that comes to my mind. This is probably due to stained glass’ thousand-year history.  Throughout its history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches, mosques and other significant buildings.  The traditional format created by artists was panels. These panels were used as windows.  The modern format also includes three-dimensional structures and sculpture.  Today, we often extend the term  “stained glass” to include domestic leadlight and objets d’art created from came glasswork exemplified in the famous lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

The step-by-step instructions on how to make stained glass inspired card can be found in the July 2012 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts. These cards would be suitable for Mother’s Day or any other time you want to make someone feel special.

Below are some links for the materials used to create these cards. Just click on the products name to be linked to the page.

DecoArt  Glass Stain was the medium used to create the stained glass look.

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