Step 1: Step #1
Gather your stuffs. You will need:
a sharpi marker or any old permenant marker
puffy fabric paint (i used tulip brand)
acrylic metallic paint (i used plaid "folk art")
a foam brush
a stained glass pattern ( i obviously hand copied mine off of an internet search for "stained glass pattern")
To start, clean your window. It can be any glass window. I did this on GLASS not plexiglass so I only know that this works on glass.
( Dont be afraid! I have done this once already and I cleaned it off with soap and water 5 months after I painted it. So it is perfect for renters or commitment worriers). Get your sketch.
Step 2: Step #2 Pattern
The sharpi can be easily erased with a paper towel and water if you mess up, so again, dont worry. The paint is going to cover up the sharpi so you will not see it. I am painting on the inside so I am using the sharpi on the inside as well.
Step 3: Step # 3 Paint!
So trace your sharpi lines with the puffy paint to simulate and imitate the "leading" in stained glass. Let dry.
The label says wait 4 hours but my window took about 1 hour to dry. Depending on temp. but make sure it is really dry!
Step 4: Step #4 More Paint
I used metallic acrylic paints for two reasons.
First, it looks more authenticly like stained glass and second is provides more privacy.
The metallic properties have a two way mirror effect when used this way. They reflect light when a person is looking in, therefore blocking any view to the inside and not reflecting light for the person on the inside. Letting us see who is outside our door.
You can use any technique you like, but making wavy streaks and splotching will enhance your stained glass fake-out.
You are now done. How easy.