Tuesday, 9 November 2010

WOYWW 75 & Stained Glass Peace Dove

My stained glass window style Dove of Peace
Details below
First I must let my excitement loose! I'm so thrilled this week to be the invited guest artist to set the challenge for TAG IT ON.....check out the button on my side bar... it should be up later today. Why not get creative and enter the challenge....for the winner there's a great prize, generously donated  by Caz of Stampattack, of this new plate, "Elements of the Orient", which I recently designed for them.
WOYWW 75
Another week has wizzed by and here we are again spying on the desks of crafters all over the world, courtesy of Julia's blog Stamping Ground so pop over there and join in the fun.
My mess isn't a mess, really it isn't, it really, really isn't..... it's work in progress as I'm experimenting with alcohol inks on acetate to obtain the desired effect for my special project. As you can see by the mug from the fabulous Baltic Trader shop in Lewes... I am feeling dotty but I'm getting there and you will see the results further down so trust me! That's NOT a puddle of ink by the bottles... it's on acetate! I will clean up PROMISE!
 On Saturday at Victoria Stampers workshop I gave everyone a print out of my Peace Dove to cut out  and Ann cleverly came up with the idea of a stained glass window behind it. I've experimented with all manner of paints and inks and  Alcohol Inks have worked best by far.
Here are some of the results.....
I dropped the AI onto the acetate allowing the drops to spread into each other. Too much went muddy, as in pic above and too little wasn't strong enough. 
Below, in these three pieces, you can see the effect to aim for. Note... I didn't need to use Blending Fluid as it made the drops spread too much. If any areas did not spread I gave a nudge with a paint brush!
Here's a scan of the Dove of Peace and a Nativity scene, that you can hopefully print out, if you'd like to make some for yourselves. They look fabulous hanging on fine thread in a window or near a light. 
Health and Safety Warning !!! Beware that the cut outs should not be placed near a naked flame or too near a light bulb in case they catch fire.
It looks far more fiddly to do than it is but you can cut out at least 3 at a time in copy paper. I stick a little Pritt Stick round the edges to keep the 3 layers of paper together whilst I cut. The outer edges can be cut out with pinking shears or scalloped edge trimmers. If you cannot print it out well enough just email me and I'll send you a scan as an attachment.
When the paper was cut out (I used fine scissors as it is too fiddly for a craft knife) I sandwiched the filigree shape between a piece of coloured acetate and a piece of clear acetate.

To close on a high...I must crow about my luck! I was so thrilled this week to win the Blog Candy prize so generously donated by WOYWWer Ciara. Thanks again Ciara!  See just how lucky I am in the pic above...and one of those gorgeous Prima Flowers has gone to trim a design entry for TIO... Don't forget to enter and you too could be lucky and win that plate of stamps from Stampattack.




41 comments:

Mandi said...

Those stamps are FANTASTIC, love your fllowers.!
Ive spotted your previous post with the chains...off to look

Happy WOYWW
mandi x

Neet said...

Blimey Jo - you are up early! Love the stained glass and must get mine out (copied some more) ready for Dot to have a go. We are going to do some torn tissue behind some as well.
Congrats on the Tag It position - really well deserved. #24

jude said...

Your stained glass dove is absolutely gorgeous.Thanks for print offs my youngest has some on her window so may try it out.Thanks for the inspiration,have great wednesday
hugs jude#20

Tuire Flemming said...

Even your workdesk looks beautiful with those ink-dyed pieces of acetate! And that Dove of Peace is gorgeous!

Helen said...

Wonderful desk and beautiful stained glass effect. It's not a messy desk at all, far from it.

Wipso said...

What a fab show and tell Jo this week Love all the gorgeous colours...just like a rainbow :-)
A x

sandra de said...

Such an exciting hub of activity ... not messy. Love the look of the alcohol inks and peace dove. Lovely idea. thanks for sharing. Sandra (x68)

Sue said...

Hi ya Jo
wow lots of fabulous creations here, luv the stained glass window, gorgeous set of stamps, lovely creative desk, fab flowers,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (23)

minnie_mac said...

Thanks for a most interesting post.

The dove with the stained glass effect is beautiful.

Marilyn

Maria (inkymits) said...

Love the inky desk! stamps look great too and those stunning flowers!
Maria inkymits x
#84 i think

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your dove stained glass piece, works beautifully with the alcohol inks. Love your stamp designs too. Congratulations on your win, lucky you. Have a fabulous day, Tracy Evans x

Ciara said...

I do love your line of "my mess isn't a mess"!!!

Glad you like the candy & have managed to use some already.

Your projects are always so intriguing & interesting. Well done on your guest designer slot

Ciara
xx

olive said...

as always Jo a great blog... yes thank you for the pattern for the cutouts on Saturday, that is a particular craft that I love.... xxxx

butlersabroad said...

That's a really creative mess, oops, I mean WIP! Love the colours and the dove is fantastic! Lucky you winning the blog candy!

Hugs
Brenda 90

lisa said...

I spotted you on TIO, Jo, Congrats, and shall be definitely playing along. Those stamps are gorgeous!!
It looks like you are having a great time with your inks. Those designs remind me of the ones we used to make as children with tissue paper stuck behind!!
Hugs Lisax

Susan Allan said...

Hi Jo
Your stained glass work is beautiful
It just goes to show that we should persevere with alcohol inks, even if like me, they are tricky to handle.
Sue xx 60

karen said...

The stained glass dove is fabulous! Wow!
And I got sidetracked by the keychains in your previous post, they are fantastic as well!
Lots of creativity at Jozarty's!
Thanks for the peek!
karen #78

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work Jo! Jo x

Carola Bartz said...

Congratulations to being invited as a guest artist to DDTIO. I followed your link and loved what I saw, however, I don't think I have the time to do another challenge :-( . The stamps you designed are lovely!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Some lovely artwork here and what lovely items you got in your blog candy - enjoy!!! Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 35)

She said...

Great desk. Love your Dove and the stamps are FAB! S #12

Yvonne said...

OMG that dove is spectacular!

Cardarian said...

Loved your post especially as you have talked about Alcoholic inks - I have just bought a few and will start venturing into that technique - a bit scary but you have to be bold if you want to be a crafter! Ha, ha...
Hugs,
Cardarian

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful stained glas. Thanks for the picture of your desk, I'm in for the first time ;) #127

Faye said...

How very beautiful!!! Thanks for the printouts, Jo. I am eager to try that AI on acetate background for the gorgeous stained glass effect.

Dragon said...

Fab as always Jo... You are Inspirational as usual!!!! NOT an untidy desk just very creative and TIO benefits this week
Frankie
xx

Artyjen said...

The stained glass effect is really pretty...thanks for the download :)
Also thanks for the thoughts on my craft/dining dilemma ;)
It's difficult to explain but there is more to it than I am willing to write about!
Promise I've not forgotten you...I seem to be whirling around in some sort of time/space warp LOL
xoxo Sioux

Sandy said...

This definitely does not look like a mess to me--it looks like creative bliss! Love your blog!

Sherry said...

Congratulations on your guest artist appointment and on winning that lovely blog candy!

Your stained glass windows look wonderful, thanks for sharing them. It's always fun working with the alcohol inks - you just never know what effect will be produced.

Thanks for already stopping by to visit me x

Sherry (122)

The Taming of the Glue said...

The alcohol ink effects are gorgeous. Sue Wilson on her Particraft blog has a fantastic techique for using them with acetate...worth a look (it'd be under older posts). Love the dove of peace as well. Pam (24)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Loved your post this week, lots of gorgeousness goings on. Congratulations on the Guest position and your stamps are stunning.

Have a great week.A.xx(4)

Twiglet said...

A bit late in visiting desks this week - sorry! The stained glass effect is lovely and just perfect behind your dove cutout. Lucky you to win the gorgeous flowers.

Spyder said...

Love all your painting effect I really must get some and have a go, love your mug, it look similar to one of mine has it got, Hand Made in Poland on the bottom...(cheek it's empty before you tip it upside down to look!)

((HaPpY WOyWW!!))
((Lyn)) #40

Chrissie said...

Brilliant stuff, I'll have to have a go with the AI and acetate. That hanging looks amazing and the stamps look fab!
Chrissie

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the talent of the folks in WOYWW always amazes and delights me! great designs!

artyventure said...

I really love your stained glass piece! I'm sure it's a technique I'll also use some day, if you don't mind. Thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting on my desk. x Aisling # 80

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the bright colours - used to do some glass painting but didn't take that far :(

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous stained glass piece. Love the stamps. Congrats on your guest DT and the yummy candy. Thanks for visiting me. nnalorac.xx

Charlene said...

Congratulations! What a lovely prize. Your stained glass is gorgeous!! Thanks for the blog visit!

Ohhh Snap said...

Congratulations on your guest hosting! I love the AI on acetate. It's so fun to see all the experimenting. TFS :D.

#76

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. I really like what you did with the AIs. And congrats on winning Ciara's giveaway. Hope all is well with you. I think I'm going to try the same technique using Staz-on and rubbing alcohol.