Lea Everse's Stained Glass Washi Cards (instructions below)

Lea Everse is a master in creativity.  Her new technique uses light colored washi as a base for a variety of unique stained glass cards.  Itís hard to see in the scans below but the use of washi gives these cards a beautiful dimensional aspect that is not possible using a solid color cardstock. (click on image to enlarge)




Light Colored Washi Suggestions







Light colored washi paper
Krylon Matte Finish Spray #1311
Stained Glass Stamp
Anti-static powder or dryer sheet
Tsukineko VersaFine Archival Instant Dry Pigment Ink Pad (Onyx Black)
Black Detail Embossing Powder (EP)

Tombow or Marvy Watercolor Markers

Technique Instructions:

Prior to embossing the washi, spray lightly (front and back) with Krylon Matte Finish Spray #1311 or a similar spray.  Allow the paper to dry at least 30 minutes.  Do not apply too much spray or your embossing powder may chip off.  Apply an anti-static powder or rub a dryer sheet across the top of the paper before applying your embossing ink to avoid EP specks in unwanted areas.

Stamp your image with Tsukineko VersaFine Instant Dry Pigment Ink and quickly apply the embossing powder holding your paper at an angle.  Please note that this is a fast drying pigment ink so you need to apply the embossing powder quickly.  Thump/flick paper to remove any excess flecks of EP and emboss with your heat gun.  Donít overheat or the EP will sink into the washi.

Color your image with watercolor markers like Tombow or Marvy.  You can color test your markers on scrap areas of your washi. 

Embellish your stained glass card with decorative corners and sparkling dot sticker accents.  Lea uses the mini sparkling dots and sparkling geo shapes.

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