by Maria N. Filosa
Glue and paper
are all you need to create beautiful 'stick-on' stained glass. You
can try three different glues to create different finishes and texture.
You will need:
- 4 Colors non-bleeding
- Paint brush
- Tracing paper
- Clear acrylic plastic
- White glue
- Glitter glues and gels
- Trace your design onto
tracing paper. Assign a number to each color then number each
space on the pattern according to the color you will use. Place
the clear acrylic sheet on top. Place a piece of colored tissue
paper over the acrylic sheet and lightly trace around the lines
of the section you want in that color of tissue. Cut it out
and place it on your original pattern to help you keep track
of your pieces. Continue tracing and cutting out sections in
various colors of tissue and then placing them on the original
design until all pieces have been cut out.
- Keep the clear acrylic
sheet over the traced design, then one by one, brush glue over
each section on the acrylic sheet. Glue the cut tissue paper
in place. Brush glue over the tissue being very careful not
to press too hard, which may move or rip your tissue. Glue all
the sections down, then cover the entire surface again with
a heavy layer of glue. Let glue dry at least one hour.
- Working very slowly, squeeze
a line of glitter glue or gel over all seams. Try to keep all
your lines the same thickness. You can use one color of glitter
or several colors. Let your design dry overnight.
- When your design is completely
dry, it will easily lift off the clear acrylic sheet. Trim the
edges to make them even. Stick to your window by moistening
the window with some water on a paper towel. Don't make it too
wet; just wipe the window with the wet towel and press your
'Faux Stained Glass' design onto the wet area.
Options: For a glossy finish, use tacky glue. Use fabric
glue if you would like to make a panel that can be hung in a
window. When the fabric glue is dry the acrylic sheet will stay
in place. You will then be able to cut around both your design
and the acrylic sheet.
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