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« on: January 17, 2006 09:06:19 PM »

I hate venetian blinds.  Curtains need cleaned.  I decided to attack the windows with cheap acrylic paint.  I think they look neato.

This is one of my bedroom windows:

This is the kitchen window I did for me mum:

And this is for my seven-year-old niece:

Whaddya think? Are they worth the whole maybe ten bucks I spent?

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006 09:11:22 PM »

Those are beautiful!  I will be imitating you on the window between mt kitchen and laundry rooms!

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006 09:44:46 PM »

how fun!

did you free-hand these or use some sort of stencils?
either way, awesome job!

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2006 09:48:42 PM »

These are AH~MAZING! Props. How'd ya do the black outlines?

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006 10:15:15 PM »

That middle one, I want it.  You have no idea...

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006 02:57:34 AM »

Holy Cow! They're beautiful.

I've actually been thinking of doing the lead stained glass (fake) thingey on my front door window but wasn't sure I wanted to bother with all the special stuff you have to buy. But now! Hey, I have acrylics. I may have to give this a try.

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2006 03:09:05 AM »

Very nice!  I love the colors and designs you have created.  Did you seal them in any way?

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2006 03:29:08 AM »

Those are lovely.  I especially love the one you did for your mom.  Very nice.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2006 03:43:13 AM »

those auctualy look like stained glass windows. great job. deffantly worth the money.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2006 05:57:55 PM »


It's very simple to do.  I freehand the pictures onto the window after sketching them out on paper; for the arches I freehand one fourth of the design onto posterboard and then just flip it back and forth when I trace, that way the arches are even.  The black lines are just acrylic, I put them on first, let it dry, then just fill in the colors like a coloring book picture.  I usually have to go over the outlines again after the colors dry cause I tend to fill in the shapes kinda sloppy.  They aren't sealed cause I get bored with looking at the same design for too long..... when I want to change them I just dampen them a bit (it softens the paint-otherwise it comes off in powdery little flakes... BIG MESS) and scrape them off.

easy and cheap.
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