Have you heard of Tiffany Glass Stamp & Doodle technique? I bet not, because I just coined the term! 🙂 I’ve been thinking of the people of Hawaii for weeks, and created these tropical-themed designs with them in mind. The stamps were perfect for the idea!

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Tutorial: Tiffany Glass Stamp & Doodle: 3 ways

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

The paper

I stumbled on this vintage watercolor paper online – every sheet is different, and I wondered what it would be like to paint on. Terrible for watercolor, but great for gouache! 

Technique 1: Pre-draw graphic

I created a grid, drew some angled lines, so I could create a bit of a pattern. The background color is the complement of the flower – yellows vs purples, so they really vibrate on the piece. Doing the doodles afterward is lots easier than doing the drawing part in pen first; getting the paint right up to the line without going over is too hard, but the lines later work great.

Technique #2: Ignore the graphics

I started by drawing fronds in the background – but really didn’t like them by the time I painted the bird of paradise. With gouache I could just ignore the lines, and painted shapes that worked in the space available. Cool colors in the background and warm in the flower in the front.

Technique #3: Skip the graphics

This time I gave in – I hadn’t liked being controlled by the sketch so skipped it and just painted leaf shapes! I made the colors pastel cools, then doodled like mad all over. So much fun!

Use any medium for this technique!

I can easily see using other mediums and papers – get out your markers, paints, waterbased markers…..and go to town with a pen!


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Blogs to visit for more inspiration:
  1. Adrienne Kennedy 3C
  2. Amy Tsuruta 
  3. Caly Person
  4. Daniel West
  5. Donna Hitz
  6. Jenn Gross
  7. Jennifer Kotas
  8. Kassi Hulet
  9. Kelly Taylor 
  10. Michelle Lupton
  11. Nancy Sheads 
  12. Sandy Allnock <– you are here!



  1. Adam Karle
  2. Jasleen Kaur
  3. Joe Sysavath
  4. Mansi Bhatia


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  1. Kat Nasevich

    Absolutely gorgeous cards!

  2. Cynthia Applegate

    Looking at these three cards I am speechless! OK one word — gorgeous.

  3. Sherry S

    Wow, just wow! I love the paper you used, it adds so much to the card too.

  4. Helen F

    Your cards are stunning Sandy. Such a wonderful technique for these beautiful florals. So eye catching. I must give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Suzette Thoeni

    Awesome cards. Thank you for all the inspiration!

  6. Ellen C.

    Incredibly creative !

  7. La Rae Prentice

    Stunning stained glass look to show off these flowers.

  8. Lynette Rooyakkers

    They look great! Well done

  9. Barbara-Jean K

    Elegant cards! Great stamps and fantastic coloring! Wow!

  10. Marilyn Helmstadter

    Amazing way to showcase these big and bold florals. Your inspiration never disappoints. Adore your work and what you shared here. You keep us humble.

  11. Jade Chu

    Gorgeous work, I love the colors in these pieces.

  12. Jacqueline Barber

    These are beautiful small works of art. What an inspired use of that vintage paper! Love the floral images.

  13. Alma Dirpaul

    What a beautiful way to centrepiece these flowers.

    • Patty D

      You are truly an artist. Beautiful cards.

  14. Karen Reynolds

    The cards really pop, looking just like stained glass! Thanks for sharing the technique.

  15. Vickie Davis

    Such truly beautiful projects!

  16. Becci WIlson

    Love the Tiffany Glass effect. Would never have thought to do this with flowers.

  17. Linda Jean Christiano

    Luv the technique and the bold stamps

  18. Laura McSweeney

    Wow! Just stunning. It does look like Tiffany glass

  19. Denise Bryant

    Such beautiful designs! Love these gorgeous flowers and the backgrounds you created for them! Wonderful colors!

  20. Mary Ellen Mayer

    Oh, my gosh! I love doodles! Your artwork is always such an inspiration!!!

  21. Jennifer Bishop

    Fantastic technique idea! I will be trying it this weekend. Your cards are absolutely stunning.

  22. Maggie White

    Lovely, absolutely.

  23. A Ito

    Just gorgeous! Love this technique! Will definitely have to try it!

  24. Geri S

    Amazing cards and technique! It makes each one unique to the individual creating them. I love this flower release!

  25. Lisa M

    I just love these cards! I just came back from the Corning Museum of Glass so I saw lots of beautiful stained glass so this is a great way to commemorate my visit! I can’t wait to give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

  26. Holly S

    I love all 3 techniques! Thank you for sharing!

  27. Judy K

    All of your cards are beautiful and your color choices are lovely! I especially enjoy watching you use your creative drawing skills to transform a stamped image/card!

  28. Trish

    Great ideas and techniques, very inspiring!

  29. Linda BL

    Wonderful cards! Look so pretty on the vintage watercolor paper. Love that iris!

  30. Jeanne Rice

    Wow! All cards are gorgeous! Love the detailed backgrounds.

  31. Patricia

    Stunning, triple techniques!

  32. Gayle Chrvala

    Amazing technique for those BBB images. Awesome cards.

  33. Celeste Goff

    Sandy, these cards are simply stunning and so colorful!

  34. Joanne (Toronto, Canada)

    What a great idea to use stained glass backgrounds!

  35. June from Minnesota

    You are killin’ the gouache! I can see how much more proficient you have become with gouache- I think you actually enjoy using gouache now! 🙂 The colors are fantastic! I love how you can re-ink the image over the DRY paint to regain those fine details.
    But please…no more new mediums! You got me hooked on pyrography last year, now you are getting me closer to trying gouache. My budget cannot handle any more of your ARTventures! 🙂

    • Hughes Angy

      What an interesting technique. You created very pretty and eye catching projects.

  36. Barb

    beautiful and bold what more can I say!

  37. Nadine

    These are so beautiful! I love the stained glass background. It really works with these floral images.

  38. Meghan Kennihan

    Your coloring and stained glass look is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Karen Carlson

    This Tiffany Glass technique is just stunning. You are such an inspiration! Love the new Big and Bold florals too.

  40. Susan Donner

    I’m in love with the Big and Bold flower designs. Your unique stained glass effect makes them truly special! Just gorgeous!

  41. Teri

    Absolutely stunning. The backgrounds really make the florals pop.

  42. Mary Kay Ross

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous! You need 3 because of these 3 beautiful cards. I love the stained glass.

  43. Donna Tuschoff

    Love this technique…..so pretty!


    Good Morning Ms. Allnock! I love all these Big & Bold Flower Stamps! My Dad was a Florist, so I am drawn to flower stamps. They are so beautiful! These cards are awesome! Wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing!

  45. Sherry

    Love this technique!

  46. Min

    Beautiful Big and Bold stained glass technique! My fave is #3 Columbine, because it’s “busting” outside the frame with its “don’t fence me in” attitude.

  47. Shirl

    Sandy, these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  48. Kathy J in Ellicott City

    Beautiful technique!

  49. Sherry W

    A bout of insomnia and here I am, first to comment – LOL! Oh, wow, your stained glass technique is so striking. Looks like it’s time to bust open my new gouache set. Bird of paradise has long been a favorite of mine and I love your design using the stamp.

    • Deb Dellaire

      So beautiful. I’ve never used gouache before -mostly colored pencils and water colors. Thanks for the inspiration @

      • Rhonda

        All three of the flowers are gorgeous! The Tiffany Glass is stunning!!! Thank you for bsharing the tecniques.


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