Introduction: Faux Stained Glass
Make fake stained glass with hot glue, plexiglass, and paint! Cheap, easy, and pretty.
Hot Glue Gun
Black Hot Glue
Plexiglass (you can use glass, but it is heavy!)
Step 1: Black Hot Glue
I found it online and have only used this brand so far. It is more expensive than regular hot glue. A 5 lb box costs about 50 dollars. Looks like it's main purpose is to attach weaves at beauty salons.
Step 2: Make Your Design
Draw your design on a sheet of paper with a fat marker. You want to use a fat marker because if you can't make the detail with a fat marker then you won't be able to make it with a thick stream of hot glue either.
Once the design is complete roll some tape and put it on the front of your design.
Step 3: Tape Design and Begin Drawing With Hot Glue
Tape your design to the back of your plexi glass. Begin to draw on the front of the glass with your black hot glue. The hot glue really likes sticking to the plexi glass so get comfy drawing with the hot glue on a test piece of paper first. You can scrape the hot glue off of the plexi glass, but it is a bit of work.
Step 4: Remove Design
Done tracing the design! I've removed the paper from the back. I also used a piece of glass for the eye. Using glass stones can get some really cool looks. I glued the glass on with clear hot glue then drew around it with black. That way it wouldn't shift around while I worked.
Step 5: Add Color
Bust out the paints and begin coloring!
Step 6: Let Paint Dry
Voila, stained glass Charr head!
This picture has only a single layer of glass paint. It looks okay, but for better colors and less paint brush streaks do several layers of paint.
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Is black paint mixed with glue pretty much the same? I am new to this so bare with me ,what kind of sealer or glaze is best for this project?hanks
There are many solutions to this technique!
Also for glaze you could mix paint into modpdge as well for all the color. It would be water safe and self sealing.
If you have a very thick paint with some “body” to it that could work mixed with modpodge, but it is quite different to work with than hot glue. If you make a glue paint like that it might work well to pipe it through frosting bags for even linework.