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Topic: Ivy Window Cling - Fake Stained Glass Tutorial  (Read 2594 times)
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« on: March 21, 2008 07:25:57 PM »

I love faux stained glass!  Since I usually have at least one non-optimal view in any given apartment I've lived in, these help to liven up my home and perk me up when i look outside.

Faux stained glass paint - various foliage colors
Sticky foam faux lead shapes - I chose Ivy for this situation
Plastic film, such as overhead projector film, or I cut the fused edges off a sheet protector and got 2 pieces of plastic
Paper towel

Peel each shape off original plastic backing and arrange on a dusted, lint free sheet of plastic film.  Place close together to get as many on each film as possible, but leave enough room between each shape to work comfortably.

Starting on the inside edge of the foam outline, lay a thick line of paint that is the same height as the outline.  Continue laying paint down inside the shape, alternating colors.  When you get to the center, fill it in completely.  Don't worry too much about little gaps between the paint lines, this can be corrected easily in the next step.

Using a toothpick and elongated scalloped shapes, pull the layers of paint colors into each other.  Pop any air bubbles (I got all the big ones, but there were still a few little ones left in mine).  Leave your paint to dry 8 to 12 hours undisturbed.

After your paint has dried completely, peel your cling off its plastic backing.  Press against a clean, dust free window and admire your newly updated view!

You can see a slightly more detailed version of this tutorial on my website at http://www.theartofmegan.com/faux_stained_glass_window_cling_tutorial.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008 07:40:51 PM »

stunning! what an easy funky solution.... thanks for posting!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008 09:25:04 PM »

that is a great tutorial for some really nice looking ivy..

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013 07:54:39 PM »

Those look lovely- they make me think of geodes!
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013 07:24:21 AM »

Yes, they do remind me of geodes.  They look beautiful on your window, so much nicer to look at than a crappy view.

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