Stained Glass Stenciling – A Video Tutorial

Hello Everyone!! Today I have a brand new fun stenciling technique to share with you called Stained Glass Stenciling. This technique was inspired the TCW 808 Leaf Collection Stencil. When I first seen that stencil it reminded me of a stained glass look and I wondered if I could find a way to replicate that on my cards. After much practice and experimenting, I finally found a way to keep that colorful but translucent and shiny finish on my cards! Watch the full video down below for all the details!!


To make this technique work you will need one specific product. That is The Crafter’s Workshop Gloss Gel Medium. You can try this with the Matte Gel Medium, but it won’t have that truly translucent and glossy finish, it will be more of a frosted “matte” look. Also, when you color your mediums be sure and use something that is translucent. I used Distress Inks, the REGULAR Distress Inks. Pigment inks, chalks, and oxides will not work as they have an opaque quality to them. I would suggest testing your mixtures before trying to make whole cars, if you use something different from what I’m sharing today, so you don’t waste a lot of product.

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Finally, if you want a truly translucent and see through finish you will need to work on acetate. Acetate can be a little tricky to attach to cards without adhesive showing through, but I give tons of ideas in the video tutorial above! Be sure to watch it!!

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I am truly in love with this Stained Glass Stenciling Technique. It has such a wow factor that it adds to your cards and there is soo much you can do with it! I hope you will give it a try and if you do, be sure to tag me and The Crafter’s Workshop if you share it!! I have linked all of the specific products I used down below, so you can easily find them! Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!!


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