The first step is to drill a hole in the glass block. I can best describe this as a magical process about which I know nothing.
I bring home a box of blocks from Lowe's; my husband takes them out to his shop, works his magic and delivers them to my studio with holes drilled into the bottom of each of them. I think diamond drill bits are part of the process, but that's just a guess.
Were I ever to ever learn how to drill holes, I'd probably be expected to do it myself. Better that I save my energy for the vastly more important work of stamping.
Christmas lights - small strand that you can stuff into the block
Stazon black ink pad
Stamp of choice - I used a grape set from CTMH
I cut out two pieces of mulberry paper slightly larger than the block.
Now for the fun part - coloring. I do this in different ways. This stamp set is two-part; so there are outline stamps and inside stamps. When possible I stamped the inside of the image using the appropriate color of ink.
Oh yeah, it's messy. Be sure to have a good absorbent pad under your mulberry paper.
In fact, the pursuit of artistic courage is messy, often involving ink that strays beyond the Stazon border. (maybe we need Staz In - hahahaha)
This next step began as an attempt to hide some particularly messy coloring, but I liked the outcome so well that I use it on almost all the blocks now.
Finally, stuff the lights in the hole.