Christmas Stained Glass Windows From Clear Contact Paper?
Painted windows are beautiful! But so hard to clean up after the event. So I thought, why not paint on clear contact paper and stick THAT on the window instead. This design was for a Christmas party we had recently, and maybe it will work in your house too.
Stained Glass? Nope. Just painted contact paper.
Getting Started, I sketched out what I wanted from some Internet searches for nativity stained glass, measured my window, and cut the contact paper to fit. I laid out the main leading using -- ELECTRICAL TAPE -- and started tracing my components onto the clear contact paper with a marker.
Next Step! Put the contact paper on the window. And start painting. I use craft paints mixed with clear acrylic medium. I love the fabric paints for window painting, because of the pointy applicator. But with a job this big, I put the paint on using that applicator, but I also then used a brush to move it around on the window. (Hubby took my pic here while I was working)
Still painting here (the stable scene), in the dark it was a little hard to tell how the paint was going on.
The finished window has pieces I like better in the dark, and pieces I like better in the day. I think If I had it to do over again (always could do better next time) I would do the background of the stable in a more solid dark so the center of the composition would be more clear.