DIY: Stained Glass Craft

by Heather
3 Materials
2 Hours
This is a super fun craft - plus it leaves room for a little experimenting. Using fairly simple supplies, you’ll end up happy.I was inspired when I saw supplies needed for faux stained glass - black leading made matte puffy paint and a medium to make glass look beveled. How fun!
You won't believe it's faux stained glass craft. You could even fool your friends!
The first thing you want to do is find a design or template to use for your stained glass. And FYI, the leading lines always intersect to other lines. You don't want a free-floating "piece of glass."I got the glass from frames at the dollar store.It couldn’t be cheaper.
Once you're sure the template is in place, it's time for some fun.Trace the template lines with the simulated leading.
After the faux leading is dry, you start off filling a space with a layer or pool of water. I used an eyedropper. You can also just add water with a paintbrush.Make sure the water fills in the whole space. But, don't fill too much that you go over the leading. Next, you add a drop or two of alcohol ink in the water-filled space.
Dab mod podge onto the colored spaces once the alcohol inks have dried.It creates a beveled look on the glass, just like glass you use in real stained glass!
So, what do ya think? Amazing, right? Do you super want to try it now?
Suggested materials:
  • Glass   (dollar store)
  • Faux leading   (craft store)
  • Alcohol inks   (craft store)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Vicki Vicki on Jan 20, 2020

    So what did you use for the attachment to hang it I see a chain but what is used to attach the chain to the flass

  • Annamaria Payne Robinson Annamaria Payne Robinson on Jan 21, 2020

    How well does it hold up in the elements, ex. rain

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