Cut Glass Effect

by Lydia Fiedler

Take simple bottle shapes and turn them into cut glass with easy coloring.


  • Simple bottle shape stamp (Honey Bee Perfect Potions used here)
  • Hybrid/Alcohol friendly ink
  • Alcohol Markers (OLO Markers used here)
  • Colored Pencils (Holbein colored pencils used here)
  • White Gel Pen or White Paint Pen - optional


  1. Step 1

    Choose a simple bottle image and stamp it in hybrid ink on white cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Color the bottle with an alcohol marker.

  3. Step 3

    Choose a slightly darker matching colored pencil to work with your alcohol marker layer. It's very helpful to swatch your mediums.

  4. Step 4

    Make short, vertical lines with your coordinating pencil - if there's room, do it at the top and bottom of the bottle.

  5. Step 5

    Add white highlights with a colored pencil to the pencil details - choose which side and be consistent.

  6. Step 6

    If you like sharper highlights, use a paint pen or gel pen to add the white details.

  7. Step 7

    Finish your card. Add additional bottle highlights if desired.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Cut Glass Effect. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

love the tutorial you did an amazing job. Just a thought if you curve the line across the top of the bottle it will add to its realism
vkillmore  |  Wed Oct 26, 2022 at 7:58 AM
Nice 'n' easy tutorial - just how I love 'em! Thanks Lydia! I hope to add to this tutorial's gallery soon!
DancesWithHooves  |  Wed Oct 26, 2022 at 8:20 AM
So cute- love the vibrant colors
onestampergirl  |  Wed Oct 26, 2022 at 12:04 PM
That's cool!
fl_beachbum  |  Thu Oct 27, 2022 at 11:44 AM
Whenever I am out of ideas or motivation, it always great for new ideas. I love this simple technique.
dickiebutts  |  Fri Oct 28, 2022 at 7:45 AM
Super idea!!!!!
nwilliams6  |  Thu Nov 3, 2022 at 3:29 AM

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