I ran across an old mini clipboard in my studio recently and decided to use one of my favorite stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop to give it a new purpose! I plan to use the clipboard as a place to add a favorite photo or quote so adding all the dimension to the base was not an issue. Here’s how I made my faux stained glass…
I started by priming the clipboard with a couple coats of white gesso. Any white acrylic paint would also work just fine. I then added color through the 12×12 Tiled Flower stencil with a combination of yellow, orange, red, green and white paint from the DecoArt Media mister line of sprays. These sprays are great because they are permanent after they dry! That is perfect for adding layers to any design.
Once the paint was dry, I added the faux leading lines to make up the borders of the stained glass with black Scribbles dimensional paint. This part took about four hours to dry.
To further enhance the colors of the faux stained glass, I added touches of brighter versions of the same colors using Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. This also helped fill in any parts of the design that still showed up white from the background.
The metal clip was sprayed with white primer and a few of the DecoArt misters to help blend it into the design.
And there you have it! A super simple way to create a faux stained glass look! The only hard part is waiting for each layer to dry. Because of the dimensional quality of the black paint, you can’t really write on this clipboard directly but my plan was always to use it more for a picture holder. I love how it looks and think it will be fun to change out the pictures and quotes often to keep me inspired!
PS…the quote cards came with my order from Get To Work Book, a fabulous planner I will be trying next year!
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