These Stained Glass inspired stationary are the perfect hand made gift you can make for almost any hostess of any part you may go to. If you are always looking for a good homemade hostess gifts to make, then you have to have them try this Stained Glass stationary.
For this Stained Glass Stationary project you will need:
Heavy grade watercolor paper
Peel and Stick lead
Watercolor paint or acrylic paint
Sharp Scissor or Exacto Knife
Photos or pictures of Stained Glass
This is an easy Stained Glass Stationary project if you break it down into a number of different steps and don’t let them overwhelm you.
The first step is to find some Stained Glass images. Look at books as well as photos for inspiration. Look for different shapes and large sizes. The Stained Glass Stationary will need to be big enough to include all of the information people normally want in there. You can also use real Stained Glass as inspiration for your stationary.
Once you have found a variety of Stained Glass images you will want to lay them out on some regular drawing paper, trace them and cut them out. You can make a variety of different Stained Glass patterns or stick with one pattern.
Now you are ready to lay your chosen Stained Glass patterns out on your heavy water color paper. Trace them lightly with pencil. Now use your gum medium to paint around each shape of color in your stained glass. This will block the water color from spreading to all areas and make your stained glass blocks.
This gum medium paints on like glue and dries like rubber. You can paint on the paper to outline your lines. When you paint it will keep those areas from absorbing paint. Then when you paint dries you can rub it off and reveal crisp whit outlines to your stained glass Stationary
Once your Stained Glass Stationary shapes are painted out in the surrounding gum medium you are ready to start painting. I like to take a paper plate and lay out a palette of vibrant and red, blue, yellow, and green paint colors from my watercolor paints.
You can use any color you want. Before I paint my Stained Glass stationary I always practice a little on a piece of scrap watercolor paper. This way I don’t waste a lot of my water color paper stationary trying to get the look I want.
Now, use some of your water to dilute the watercolor paint and gentle start brushing it along the edges of your Stained glass Stationary. Slowly work your way in to the middle of the card.
There are other special water color mediums you can buy at any art supply or craft supply store that are meant to be added to water color paints to create different effects. Some mediums add a shimmering effect. This would be perfect for the stained glass look.
Allow your Stained glass Stationary to dry thoroughly.
Now, use your finger to remove the gum medium. It should reveal smooth and clean white lines between each piece of stained glass. You can leave the stationary as is or add some peel and stick lead cut to size to really transform the cards.