DIY Faux Stained Glass

Friday, May 04, 2012



This is another one of those practice projects for me. I want to make a great big faux stained glass window but I figured I better try my hand at a little one first. Especially since I had no idea if it would work or not. 
Luckily for me I just happened to have gotten the frame for $1.00 at a garage sale so I gave it a try and I think it came out great! If I do say so myself ;)
I started out by tracing the image onto the glass with black puff paint.



I got the image from Free Color Pages For Mom. They have all kinds of really cool and free printable color pages. Follow the link to check them out. Then, I picked out my paint colors and mixed a few drops each with regular white glue that was 50% watered down. This is so the glue and paint mix will dry clearer.



When filling in the shapes you want to push the paint around rather than actually paint it. Get as close to the puff paint as you can with out spilling over into another shape of a different color. It's ok if you paint the puff paint because the side with the paint on it will be to the back. 



Let it dry and the flip it over and there you go... faux stained glass. I put the piece of glass back into the frame without the backing and now I have a little stained glass picture! 



I love this inexpensive project and now that I know it works I can move on to planning the picture for the big one I want to make... Any suggestions? 



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18 comments :

  1. This is amazing! Great job!! I'm totally pinning this. :)

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  2. I am impressed with how professional it turned out. can't wait to see the large one when you finish it. Loving your blog.

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    1. Thanks Leslie I appreciate it!! I'm thinking I'm going to do the big one for my mom's big picture window.. for some reason I can always plan out projects that are for others better than I can for myself lol!

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  3. New follower! Thanks for following my blog! Your blog is really nice.



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  4. What a fun project!! It is so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  5. I just wanted to say hi and that I am your newest follower through Sunday stalker! Have a good weekend

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  6. Love your Faux Stained glass tutorial:) I will be watching to see what you chose for your larger way. Just hopping over from Friday Shout Out and am now following you on Linky Followers. I would love a visit and maybe a follow back.

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  7. visiting from the Monday mingle! also, your newest follower!

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  8. Hey Jessica, cute project!!

    I'm a new follower from The Sasse Life hop.
    Great blog, nice to "meet" you! :)
    Sarah

    http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks for the follow and wonderful comment on my stained glass :)

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  9. how fun! love how it turned out :)

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  10. Hi,
    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)
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  11. This came out so pretty - I can't wait to see the bigger one you have planned!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

    -Four Sisters

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  12. We love this!! Turned out sooo pretty. Can't wait to see your mom's window!! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

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  13. This is lovely! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Turned out very nicely! And so did your tutorial! Anxious to see the big project when you finish. Thanks for linking on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

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  15. LOVED IT!!! Just what I needed since I have an idea where I could use this treatment. Easy and elegant at the same time. Great inspirations here at your blog....hoping to start soon myself, thank-you.

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