Monday, January 14, 2013


a trivial or childish lie : fib
 pretentious nonsense
PanPastel UK Challenge 2 - New Year/ New Technique
"Now the new year is over and we are settling back into our usual routines, to keep your creative juices flowing this week we'd like to see some new techniques. This doesn't necessarily mean you have to invent a new one, just try a technique you've never tried before, or try something different. Remember, it's all about experimenting, think outside the box, outside the 'routine' project."
Pete Boland

Oh boy, this couldn't fit any better for what I am currently working on. ♥
And that's no taradiddle! HA!
 Do you remember Gallery Glass? Lord, I use to LOVE it, I did windows at my house ( which are still there long after I sold it ) my brother's house, his neighbor's house across the street...I mean I was addicted. Then I the other month while cleanning I found a treasure trove of brand new bottles in a box....keep that in the back of your mind....
Let's back track a moment....You might have seen this post about how I created this background for a project that I was currently working on. ♥ it!

So I had made this heart using this gesso and alcohol ink technique on metal tape from Linda can see it here....and I wish I had taken a picture of it before I started on the wild and, you read it right. First I adhered the metal pieces in the form of a heart. Then I got out my Gallery Glass...I began by using the leading strips to outline the metal tape pieces, then began filling in with the Gallery Glass clear window color, noticing right off that it was picking up the alcohol inks a little bit, but I was hoping to achieve a stained glass look anyway. It's funny how you can be OK with mistakes sometimes.

I do forget to take pictures of the steps along the way when I get engrossed in a project. So all I can say is, I doodled on the rubber strips, added gems at the intersections, completed with the sentiment and I was basically finished.
Was I happy?
Honestly I was hoping for a thicker glass look, maybe another layer? It does take awhile to dry though....not sure. Might leave it as is for this piece and try another variation the next time. I am having fun playing with this old craft of mine and using it in a totally new and different way than it was intended! It's very similar to Glossy Accents though... It was serendipitous that Pan Pastel asked us to try something different, like a new technique. I actually tried 2...wonder if they will give me 2 shots at winning their starter kit? ( ::hands on can stop laughing!! )
What do you think?  
Ranger - alcohol inks, Citrus, Sail Boat Blue, Watermelon
Gallery Glass -Redi Lead strips and Crystal Clear window color
American Crafts - Marvy Marker
Studio18 - gems
font - Top Secret, without lines ( printed by filling in background color and leaving font white )
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hemp Cord
Darice - silver beads
Cousins - silver cross
metal Flashing Tape...Home Depot?



Viv said...

What do I think???? I love it!!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i my gosh - i totally remember gallery glass- i did a window in my old house-- wow- memories!!!

totally love it!

Unknown said...

I think it's absolutely gorgeous.

Donna-Marie said...

Holy Shmolly....sweet!!!
Thanks for the inspiration you rock :-)

Createology said...

I think this heart is fabulous. I love how you tried different techniques not knowing what the outcome. Well done! Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Francesca said...

It looks wonderful. not a technique I have ever done. Hugs francesca

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, love your word today. I have never heard of gallery glass but I think what you have done is amazing! Thanks for the link, will go over and have a look but I really must not get involved in another new craft just yet.......... Hugs, Anne x

Terry said...

Hey there Sandee thank you for sharing your fabulous piece of art with the DT from PanPastel UK wowwww what some fabulous colors and the gallery glass is just fabulous thank you for sharing hugs terry xxxx

My name is Cindy said...

Love this Sandee, it's a very different effect - don't you just love playing? Cindy

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

looks great to me! Did you like the inky fool? I saw your comment! Hope he pops by to see you. His books are excellent and witty... I think you would like them! happy monday from a very tired jenx (it is so snowy here in the north east of england!)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

This is way cool! I know what it's like to forget to take photos. I actually made some ATCs this weekend and forgot to take photos.....

Still getting snow here. Hoping for a snow day tomorrow.


Kathyk said...

Wonderful project


Katie said...

This is so cool!!! I love how it all turned out!

Bobby said...

Wow. This is fabulous! I think it was Gallery Glass that I used to make a stained glass window for the bathroom in my old house. So long ago. I can't believe you still have some left.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, I love the colours and the glass effect is stunning. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog. I am going to have go check out your other post on how you did the first piece as well now lol
Lindsay xx