Monday, November 26, 2007

Glass Block Nightlight

Here is the project that I promised in a day or two, but it got moved up on the list today. I received this block from my friend Debby probably about a year ago. *gasp* It's been in the back of my mind though to do something with it. I was going to do some glass etching, but if you've even done that it can get messy and you have to be careful and I just haven't felt in the mood to do something that I needed to be that careful with and not ruin this glass block. So while surfing some stamping sites I came across a block that was done a little different. What I did here was use the white Stazon ink refill and squirted some of the ink on the freshly cleaned block. I then took a paper towel and sponged the ink around. Once dry I stamped on it with black Stazon ink and once that was dried I colored it in using Sharpie markers since these are permanent. I then used Crystal Effects and made little snow hills and covered them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It still thought the sky area looked a little empty so I used the Bashful Blue craft pad and stamped a few snow flakes which you can barely see, but it just adds that little something. When Debby gave me the block it had already had a hole drilled in the bottom (thanks Marty!) so I just had to shove the 15 light string of lights inside. I tied some very wide organdy ribbon that I had saved off of a flower arrangement I'd received one time (you know me can't throw anything away) around the block. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Hope you like it.


Anonymous said...

The block is absolutely beautiful!! How creative :)
Jessica Z

momma25badboys said...

I absolutely love it! Such a nice job!!

Carin said...

I want to do one!!!!! That is so adorable & you are so crafty. (No not like a witch)

Kim B said...

That is just beautiful. Excellent crafter.

Lynn said...

I just LOVE this! I've been wanting to try a glass block project...thanks for the inspiration!


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