Introduction: Faux Stained Glass Windows
easy to do, easy to remove! how can you go wrong with these 'stained glass' windows?
gather the supplies:
Windex, paper towels, acrylic paints in the desired colors, skinny masking tape and a sponge brush. you'll also need a bowl to put your paint into.
start out with a freshly cleaned, dry window.
use masking tape to make your pattern. i made diamonds. press it FIRMLY to the glass.
using the sponge brush, apply the 1st color. i chose green.
use a dabbing motion to apply the paint to the window.
allow the 1st color to dry, and then apply the next color. i used red. use that same dabbing motion.
allow the window to dry thoroughly. then carefully and slowly remove the masking tape. pull the tape straight off the window, to pull in any other direction could cause the edges of your pattern to chip slightly.
you could fill in the clear areas in the pattern by painting them black, but i like to leave them clear.
there you have it, faux stained glass windows. they look gorgeous from the outside at night, and beautiful inside on a bright sunny day. they provide extra privacy and by blocking out some of the sunlight keep your room cooler.
as an added bonus, they throw a very cool light and shadow pattern onto the ground outside at night!
i like the blotchy effect of sponge brushes and dabbing-you may like a smooth appearance. if so, simply substitute a soft, long bristled brush for the sponge brush.
and think of the possibilities during holidays!
best of all, if you grow tired of them, they're easy to remove with some Windex, a razor blade and paper towels.
i hope you enjoyed my new instructable, and have fun!