Wednesday 19 July 2017

Gilded and painted Robin Redbreast

Hi Bloggers.

I'm heading up to Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering again today to run another workshop on Stained Glass Window Techniques. Looking forward to it.

Here's today's card with many thanks to Iris Clark for introducing me to a great technique -

I started by cutting Sue Wilson's Robin Redbreast Stained Glass Window Die out of Black Card. I added a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to the back. I turned over to the front and added Cosmic Shimmer Persian Dawn Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I then painted some of the areas using the Christmas CS Watercolour Palette. It's hard not to get paint on the lines but you can take a clean wet paint brush to remove the paint from the lines. If this is too painful to do (😐) then you can just cut another Robin Redbreast and glue it on top.

I matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card then Rich Red Card and popped onto a Black Card blank.

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  1. Morning Julia, what a gorgeous card, love the gilding flake background, it really makes the painted areas pop. Have a great day with the workshop. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, I so love this card, I like all the stained glass ones that Sue has brought out, I don't have the paints that you have used so will have to try another technique to see if I can come up with the same effect. I would love to see you do the stained glass with the lacquer again, wished I had taped that or is there a You tube of it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy. hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Wow, I didn't know you could paint over gilding flakes! This is a gorgeous card.

  4. Beautiful card Julia. Love all the stained glass dies and the wonderful techniques that can be used with them
    Marion S x

  5. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card. Wish I be with your class trying out your techniques.Have a good day.
    Jan x

  6. Hi Julia
    Wow, stunning card. Did you really paint over the gilding flakes? I didn't know you could do that; I have a couple of sets of those paints so must try this with my stained glass poinsettia die.
    Have fun at the workshop today; serious envy, I'd much rather be there with you all rather than going to the dentist!
    B xx

  7. Morning Julia,
    Gorgeous card, enjoy your workshop.

  8. Hi Julia. Lovely but I would go down the route of paper piecing as I don't think my hands are steady enough. Great end result though.
    SueL x

  9. Good Morning Julia. Have fun to day with the work shop , wish I was there. I must say WOW card this morning , so stunning . The effect you have created with the flakes and colouring.... Wendy

  10. I love the stained glass dies and this Christmas one is so pretty, depicting our own little robin....beautiful card..luv Ursula xx

  11. I love this card and bought the ingredients to re-create it

  12. Morning Julia, I absolutely adore this card, the colours are really beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Lovely card. So much fun you can do with the stained glass.
    See you Saturday ,Maria x

  14. HelloJulia,
    What a stunning card! Great idea! I don't have the robin but have the Poinsettia Die! Hoping to make a start this afternoon! Have caught up now!
    Love Myra xx

  15. Wonderful card. Am I understanding that you watercolored over the gilding flakes?

  16. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love it. I must try that technique. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. It would be useful for so many occasions. I love the Stained Glass dies and I really like the gilding flake background. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  18. Hi Julia

    A great technique and will give it a try. Love the card, so very Christmas

    June x

  19. Hi Julia gorgeous card I didn't know you could paint on top of gilding flakes the effect Is lovely

  20. Gorgeous card Julia. Have this die so must try this. Thank you for sharing it.

  21. What a lovely card Julia. Hope you had a good workshop.

  22. Hi Julia,
    Love all Sue’s stained-glass dies, and this one is one of my favorites. Lovely card, beautiful colors, great technique. Hope you enjoyed the workshop.Thanks for sharing.
    Carmen (Canada)

  23. A great card. Painting on top of gilding flakes that's a new idea xx

  24. Julia this is truly stunning, i have this die and can't wait to try this.


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