October 7, 2011

Stamping on Glass

Today I have a few home décor projects that I created by stamping on plain glass containers.   

This first one is a votive candle holder.

(Votive on a lighted stand)


Apply a layer of Platinum Metallic StazOn directly from the pad to the outside of the glass votive container.  Let dry and repeat with a second layer of Platinum.   When dry, add a layer of Silver Metallic StazOn.

Randomly stamp the butterfly with Jet Black StazOn on all sides of the votive.  Using Fantastix, pull color from the Ultramarine and Royal Purple StazOn pads and color the butterflies.  Hint:  StazOn cleaner used sparingly on a Fantastix can help blend color.

Create “masks” for the butterflies from Eclipse Tape and position over the stamped images.  Using a combination of small and jumbo daubers, pounce Gold and Copper Metallic StazOn around the masked butterflies.  Let dry.

Leaving the masks in place, stamp letter background on all four sides of the votive with Silver Metallic StazOn.  Remove masks and let dry.

Clean stamps with StazOn cleaner.

This glass vase has what I like to refer to as “faux” glass etching.


Mask off any area that is not going to be “etched”.  In this project, the top and bottom portions of the vase were masked off exposing a band of glass around the center.

Apply three layers of Platinum Metallic StazOn ink directly from the pad to the exposed band of glass.  Let each application dry before adding additional layers. 

When dry, stamp the decorative flourish on top of the inked band with Copper Metallic StazOn.  Let dry.

Remove the protective tape.

Clean the stamp with StazOn cleaner.

Here is a peek at another piece using the same “faux” etching technique.    

Published in Scrap & Stamp Arts October 2011 (Page 35).

These glass pieces also make wonderful candy dishes or elegant desktop accessories.

If you are inspired to try stamping on glass, be sure to use inks formulated for non-porous surfaces so they dry properly.  Also, inked stamps have a tendency to “glide” on glossy surfaces so slow and even pressure when creating the impression is helpful to obtain a crisp image.

Please feel free to contact me at elizabeth.a.allan@gmail.com if you have questions regarding any posted projects or materials.  I will happily respond to all inquiries.

Have a wonderful day,


Butterfly Votive Supplies:
Glass Votive: 3” Square
Judi Kins: Eclipse Tape
Tsukineko: Gold Metallic StazOn Kit, Silver Metallic StazOn Kit, Copper Metallic StazOn Kit, Platinum Metallic StazOn Kit, Ultramarine StazOn, Royal Purple StazOn,  Jet Black StazOn, Fantastix, Sponge Dauber, Jumbo Dauber, StazOn All Purpose Stamp Cleaner

Faux Etched Vase Supplies:
Penny Black Stamps: Footnote 3857H
Rectangle Glass Vase
Judi Kins: Eclipse Tape
Tsukineko:  Copper Metallic StazOn, Platinum Metallic StazOn, StazOn Stamp Cleaner