Stained glass

Stained glass Heather Telford

A month or so ago I spent some crafty hours playing with stencils, texture paste and brusho powders. I was spurred on by a friend who had achieved some beautiful results. This panel, which reminds me of a stained glass window, is one of my favourites from that day.

Stained glass Heather Telford

I taped the stencil to a piece of watercolour paper so part of the design would be exposed and framed. I spread a thin layer of paste through the stencil then sprinkled brusho paints over the top. With the stencil still in place I spritzed the whole thing so the brusho would react. The result is the blurry, spotty patterns you see below. Once I’d spritzed I carefully removed the stencil and let the panel dry; it took quite a while.

Stained glass close up Heather Telford

Because I had framed the pattern with tape I was able to trim the border to about 1/4″ and then pop it up on a card base and add a sentiment. I am still enjoying my time in Australia with family; I’ve posted a few photos on my other blog, Sentient.


Stamps:  Festive Snippets(PB)
Stencil: Hypnotic (PB)
Paints: Brusho (Colourcraft)
Ink: Versafine onyx black (Tsukineko)
Paper: hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper
Also: molding paste, not sure which brand

20 Comments on “Stained glass”

  1. Ingrid says:

    SO doing this immediately! I just LOVE the result. Which colors do you think you used?

  2. Kate Blair says:

    what a great effect

  3. What a super cool effect! Love it! xxx

  4. Susie Williams says:

    Heather your stained glass is out of this world. I loved your holiday photos too. I forget that kookaburras are not everywhere LOL.

  5. suemcrae says:

    Wow, I love how this turned out! Such a pretty look. I will have to try out this fun technique!

  6. creatingincolors says:

    That is so beautiful! I must try it!

  7. Heidi says:

    You got such a pretty result with this technique! I love the stencil, you are right, it does look like stained glass.

  8. Pat says:

    This is a great idea Heather and the results are gorgeous. I must buy some Brushos soon! x

  9. Elena says:

    This is absolutely stunning. I never would have thought of this technique but want to try it ASAP. Thanks for sharing this Heather. You are amazingly talented!

  10. Deborah Kane says:

    Just stunning, I am going to try this, but was wondering how the brusho and water did not bleed under the stencil

  11. edith lawson says:

    Gorgeous! Did you let the paste dry first? Thanks1

  12. Lindsey says:

    I have passed this post on to a couple of friends who are still not feeling confident with their watercolour powders. This is so bright and vibrant!

  13. Pai Meng says:


  14. Gery says:

    This really looks great, Heather!!
    Thanks for your explanation and I will surely give it a try!
    Groetjes Gery

  15. wendy0322 says:

    What a beautiful effect! It DOES look like stained glass!

  16. memalagene says:

    WOWZERS! Gorgeous! I love powdered pigments & will give this a try!

  17. desperatehousewifecraft says:

    Simply gorgeous.thats my favourite technique !

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