Safari Silhouette Window Hanging




Creating a painting using an old window

I wanted to create original art work for my 3 month old twin daughter’s room. This window came from a remodeling project in our basement. I saw that it could become an excellent canvase for my work.

For this project you will need:

Old Windows, Conte Crayon, Paint, Large and Small paint brush

Step 1:

I started by searching for landscape images on the internet. I came up with a quick design and started to use the conte crayon to create a sketch on the window. I drew my sketch on the outside of the window so that I could paint on the backside over the images. After erasing a little, using glass cleaner and a rag, the image was ready to be painted.

Step 2:

Flip it over and place on a light colored background. Use varied brushes to trace your images to the other side. During this step if you make a mistake you can clean it up immediately or let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes and scrape off the design you intend.

Step 3:

Once you have finished, fashion wall hangers and hang.

The girls enjoy the stark contrast.

Remember to wash your brush.



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    3 Discussions


    3 years ago

    That looks like a china marker, not a conté crayon- Conté crayons are super expensive dry medium- they're pure pigment with the smallest amount of binding agent to make it form into a stick- so they look a LOT like chalk pastels, work quite a bit like them, but have MUCH better color. I don't think you can draw on a window with them.

    What you're using in the image LOOKS like a China Marker, which are specifically made to write on glass or ceramics (hence the name- china, as in dishes)

    here's a link to what I'm fimilar with as being called Conté Crayons.

    I hope this helps in the future!
    Smart thinking, by the way! I didn't think to draw on the back side- I was just planning on using a paper template, but having the image on the back is WAY less likely to move around!