Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stained Glass Cross Background

Anne here with today's post.  When I saw the new Cross Background die, I knew I wanted to try and replicate a stained glass window.  I thought about coloring cardstock with my Copic markers and then applying glossy accents to it.  But then, I remembered my YUPO synthetic paper and how vibrant alcohol inks look with it.

I used the Copic marker refills to create the background.  I really wanted the cross to stand out, so I chose a bright yellow (Y35) and a couple shades of blue (B04, B26) for the rest of the background.  I lightly drew pencil marks where the cross would be located and then began applying color using a felt pad.

One of the really cool things about YUPO paper is that when you go over the same area again, it gives you a different pattern.  You can also completely change the way it looks if you don't like the results.  In the close-up photo you can really see the variegated patterns.

The sentiment is from a stamp set by Sparkle N Sprinkle (Spring Window) and it was heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.   The small cross to the left of the sentiment is actually one of the negative pieces from the new Holy Bible die.  (I'll be sharing my project with this die in a couple weeks.)  I added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker to it to really make it shimmer.

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  1. Anne this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the stained glass background with the bright yellow cross!

  2. This is absolutely stunning, Anne!! The stained glass looks amazing!! It's perfect with the Cross Background die!! I love, love this!!

  3. Beautiful variegated backgrounds Anne. The yellow against the blues is stunning. It really does look like stained glass. Gorgeous.