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Creating a stained glass window effect

Postby CarolA » Feb 27, 2007 10:59 am

I have this crazy idea that I want to paint designs on some windows to make it look like stained glass. Is there something that I can purchase or make at home that can be mixed with craft paint to create the look of stained glass? If you use just paint it looks tacky. The small bottles of paint meant for glass are not cheap if you need to use a lot. Any suggestions?
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Postby Justme » Mar 02, 2007 12:58 am

There is a product (sorry don't remember the name) sold at craft stores, i.e. Michaels's, Hobby Lobby. It isn't too bad on the $. I believe you can even paint on plastic sheets and lay that on the glass. That way your windows aren't forever painted. But anyway, there are patterns and liquid leading and paint you just get what you need.

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Postby JaneG » Mar 02, 2007 1:32 am

Home Depot or Lowe's carries rolls of something like a thin vinyl that 'clings' to the window. It is available in a variety of tinted, frosted, and stained glass effects. You just cut it the size of the window and press it on. We bought the frosted kind and put it on the garage window so people can't see in, but we still get light through it. It's been there for 2 years now and even with the extreme temps in the garage in summer and winter it has never come off. But if we want to take it off it peels off easily and there is no residue.

It's not a 'crafty' solution like painting, but thought I'd share it.
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Postby party_music50 » Mar 02, 2007 7:51 am

yes, what 'justme' is talking about is called Gallery Glass.
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Postby kHT » Jun 21, 2007 10:32 am

I used to paint store shop windows for holidays and used the basic acrylic paint you can get a Michaels. One year we did our own due to my Grandmother was coming for a visit.
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