April 1, 2013

Stamped Glass Trivets (Tutorial)

One Penny Black stamp and a colorful array of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks is all it took to make this pair of decorative glass trivets!

Stamped Glass Trivets


Clean glass to remove any oils or residue.

Stamp Penny Black's Mosaic on the glass tile in Ivory Black Opaque StazOn.  Let dry.

Mask off the exterior edges of the glass/design to protect the unstamped surface.

Apply a small amount of Matte GlazOn to a Jumbo Dauber and lightly pounce across the stamped image.  Let dry.

Pull inks directly from the StazOn ink pads with Fantastixs and lightly brush on the color. 

  • To cover large areas, dip the Fantastix directly into StazOn Wide Mouth Bottles of ink.  The wide-mouth bottles are ideal for re-inking pads when the ink is transferred with Ink Droppers.  The inks can also be mixed to create custom colors.
  • Working in small areas at a time can be helpful when blending two colors.
  • Applying a thin coat of GlazOn between colors will keep them from migrating or blending.
After the coloring has been completed and the inks are fully dried, pounce the whole design with another layer of GlazOn.

To finish the design, use a Jumbo Dauber to pounce on Copper Metallic StazOn.  Let dry.  Repeat two more times.

Remove the masking tape and let dry.  (For decorative use only. Not heat resistant.)

Happy April, happy spring, happy everything!

Penny Black Stamps:  Mosaic (40-101)
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Ivory Black Opaque StazOn (SZ-000-182), Vibrant Violet StazOn (SZ-012), Blazing Red StazOn (SZ-021), Cactus Green StazOn (SZ-052), Eden Green (SZ-053)
Hydrangea Blue StazOn (SZ-064), Cherry Pink StazOn (SZ-081), Mustard StazOn (SZ-091), Forest Green StazOn (SZ-099), Royal Purple StazOn (SZ-101), Copper StazOn Metallic (SZ-000-193), GlazOn Matte (GZ-000-003), Fantastix – Brush Tip (FX-100-006), Jumbo Daubers (ST-PKG-002), StazOn All Purpose Cleaner (SC-000-004)
Other:  4 ½ Square Glass Tiles (Cut at my local glass shop), Eclipse Tape by Judi Kins 

For questions and/or comments, please feel free to e-mail me at:  elizabeth.a.allan@gmail.com