I wanted to make a light box with my owl, so I proceeded to make a box to fit the glass, put in two strings of christmas tree lights (40 lamps total),...
I wanted to experiment with using acrylic paint and regular glass to make "stained glass". I have worked with the stained glass and it's a lot of fun, and you can be very creative. But recently, I have become more interested in recyling available materials, and making do with what I have. Picture frame glass is plentiful at garage sales all the time, and is very affordable. I have tons of acrylic paint collected and used thru the years, so why not combine the two and see what happens? Hence this instructable.
Step 1: Obtain A Pattern (Or Design One)
To demonstrate the effectiveness of my "faux stained glass", I chose the owl pattern. This can be obtained from the website:http://www.glasscrafters.biz. It's always possible to design and draw your own creation, as well. I make a minimum of two copies of each pattern...makes layout much easier, and is a necessary step in the procedure.