StencilGirl Tim Holtz Blog Hop: Alcohol Inked Stenciled Photograph Under Glass

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Salutations and welcome to my post for the StencilGirl Tim Holtz Blog Hop!

I made 2 pieces, Tropical and Learning to Play.


Here’s how in less than 60 seconds!



Tropical Stencil by June Pfaff Daley for StencilGirl Products

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Ripples of Imagination Stencil by Trish McKinney for StencilGirl Products

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Ranger – Tim Holz Alcohol InksCranberry, Mermaid, Clover, Indigo, Amethyst

Ranger Ink Blending Tool

4″ x 6″ Photograph

Glass Picture Frame Panels, Glass Glue, Wire Stand

I was delighted with this photo of my daughter, Andromeda, when I took it and vowed to do something more exciting with it than just print and hang it on a wall. I had a thought when I saw the Tropical Stencil and and then an epiphany when this blog hop opportunity presented itself. I am delighted with the result and hope it inspires you to incorporate a favorite photo into artful play!

The Layers                                                                                                                                           

Decide how your elements are going to go together.

Bottom glass 1 back: stencil ocean waves – Indigo Ink
glass 1 front: stencil ocean waves – Amethyst Ink

Center glass 2 back: stencil little island with palm trees – Mermaid Ink
glass 2 top: stencil large island with palm trees, glue photo

Top: glass 3 back: gesso hibiscus
glass 3 top: stencil hibiscus – Clover and Cranberry Inks

Back with white paper. Glue glass edges with glass glue.


I also made this Angel using 2 panes of glass, Indigo and Mermaid alcohol inks, and Gwen Lafleur’s Art Deco Flower Medallion Stencil.



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86 thoughts on “StencilGirl Tim Holtz Blog Hop: Alcohol Inked Stenciled Photograph Under Glass

  1. What a great idea! Never thought of using the inks on glass, and I loved your music one! (need to go through my old music sheets and see what I can part with . . . )

  2. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any painting on glass.
    Need to get back to it. Your projects are great.
    Your daughter’s picture is fantastic and the little girl
    is darling.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. If I was on Facebook, I would use the emoji of the shocked mouth open = how did you come up with this idea? So very cool and I love the results! Just beautiful!! ~Rachel Bell

    1. A couple years ago I saw an old photo of a landscape in a frame and there was silhouette of a person painted in black ink on the inside of the glass. The idea percolated.

  4. This is lovely! I would love a step by step tutorial, although the slide show was much appriciated. I love the look achieved and the versatility of the tropical stencil. Thanks.

  5. Love the palms/waves/hibiscus with the photo, and the layered glass (and gesso!) is just brilliant. The sheet music background, ditto. Thank you for sharing such a cool, totally unique “technique.

  6. Stunning projects! I love that take on a photo display. Would live to see an actual video of the process.

  7. Carol, this blog hop is super inspiring! What a great idea, alcohol inks, stencils and glass. You’ve shattered the glass ceiling of possibilities with this one!

  8. Carol, I have never seen this done before, I love your results. I just got 2 school photos of my grandkids from my son and they are 3″ x 4″ so I was wondering how to frame them. Thank you, you have given me some options.

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