Mosaic

Stained Glass Hummingbird

By  Alice Golden for Grafix (www.grafixarts.com) 

size: 3" diameter

  • Stained Glass Hummingbird Ornament

Materials

  • Grafix Clear Inkjet Printable Shrink Film
  • Ribbon

Tools

  • COPIC Markers: YG03, YG13, YG93, YG97, G14, B02, BG72, E29, 100, R24, R35, R37, R59
  • Computer and inkjet printer
  • Word Processing or photo editing software
  • 2Peas Cross Eyed font (available for free from www.fontpalace.com)

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, sheet pan, parchment-lined baking sheet, oven or heat tool, hole punch, bread pan
  • 1. Print hummingbird pattern from www.delphiglass.com/stained-glass-patterns/bird-patterns/free-hummingbird-bevel-panel-pattern or pattern of choice onto clear shrink film to fill entire 8-1/2"x11" sheet. Baking will reduce shrink film size by half.
  • 2. Color image with markers using one color per section. Color each section so that any visible lines left by the marker are all in the same direction. When baked, this gives the finished piece a subtle streaking which mimics the look of vintage stained glass.
  • 3. Cut out with scissors and hole punch top of ornament. The hole will shrink, so make it twice as large as the ribbon you want to use to hang the ornament.
  • 4. Follow manufacturer's instructions to shrink film. Baking the piece at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time works best. When it comes out of the oven, keep bread pan in place and let cool to help piece stay flat.
  • 5. Add ribbon through hole.
  • Tip
  • 1. Colors will intensify when the shrink film is heated. If in doubt, test the color on a scrap of shrink film.
  • 2. Larger pieces can sometimes warp or become twisted during baking. To prevent this, place shrink film between two sheets of parchment paper. Place a lightweight brownie or bread pan on top to cover shrink film.
  • 3. There are hundreds of free designs available on the internet. Search for "free stained glass pattern" or create your own using software or a permanent marker.