Monday, 11 August 2008

Stamping on Glass

My daughter is getting married in 2010 so we are always on the lookout for pretty table decorations. She has seen some simple glass tealight holders with hearts on that she liked but they are so expensive that I thought I'd have a bit of a play with some white Stazon, a cheap tealight glass candle holder, and some stickles glitter glue to see if I could make some.

The white stazon stamped really well onto glass (it is best to stick to a small size of stamp as you have to use a rock motion to stamp it onto the glass - a big stamp has more chance of getting distorted.) Mistakes can be easily removed before the stazon has had a chance to dry (or using Stazon cleaner once it has dried).

I picked two of the heart images from this Paperartsy plate and then alternately stamped them around the glass. Once happy with the result I added touches of glitter glue to the hearts and a ring of glitter glue around the base to add a bit of bling.

The beaded wire at the top is just some AB crystal beads twisted onto a length of wire. To add a bit of colour I rubbed the metal outside of the tealight onto a Royal Purple stazon ink pad to colour it purple.

A bit more practice and trying out different stamps and designs is called for but on the whole I am pleased with the result (and the price - this one cost less than 50p which includes the glass, the beads, and wire etc.)

x Karen :-)


Jessie James said...

oh these are lovely. I need to get stuck into somethinbg crafty as my soul is feeling a bit worn out right now. Have a great day

Jaqi said...

Oh this is very nice Karen , I left a pressie on my blog for you, check it out, Jaqi x

Chriss Rollins said...

So delicate and individual and that is the nicest part of all.
well done on your award.I love your blog tooooooo.chriss x

Linda said...

Karen - how can you have a daughter getting married - you look way too young! The tea light glasses are gorgeous, how many have you got to make?
Linda x

Anonymous said...

I thought the same as the comment above from Linda - my goodness - you really look too young to have a daughter of marrying age!!! I was amazed when I read that!!! Anyway, the candle glass is so beautiful! I love the crystal entwinded around the top!