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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2006 05:47:10 PM »

totally neato.
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2006 05:56:44 PM »

haha. i love the kitchen one. =)

sure shes got everything ive got gadgets and gizmos  of plenty ive got whozits and whatzits galore you want thingamabobs ive got twenty but who cares no big deal i want more
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2006 02:13:04 PM »

Did you water the paint down to make it more transparent? I dont think they acrylic I have would come out so nice... But then again its just cheap craft paint from walmart... What kind did you use?
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2006 09:46:36 PM »

thanks, everyone!

there's no watering down required for my tastes...

I used cheap craft paint from Wal-Mart  Smiley

PLAID Apple Barrel Color craft paint to be exact, tends to cost a whopping 44 cents per 2 ounce bottle; even their thicker wanna-be "artist" line usually takes a nice thick coat to be completely opaque, and the fluorescents are really thin.  I use cheapo Wal-Mart paintbrushes for projects like this, and I bought a simple paint scraper from the hardware store, its about 3 inches wide and cost maybe a couple bucks - since this type of art isn't made to last I tend to spend as little money on it as humanly possible.
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« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2006 07:29:04 AM »

Did you water the paint down to make it more transparent? I dont think they acrylic I have would come out so nice... But then again its just cheap craft paint from walmart... What kind did you use?

If you really wanted to thin it out with out it getting too runny (by adding water) you could use flow medium (they have it at WalMart too)

« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2006 05:46:21 PM »

Very pretty. I have a question though: Let's say your niece outgrew the castle thing, would she be able to get it off somehow or would she have to deal with it?  Cheesy

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« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2006 08:35:12 PM »

I like all the ideas here Cheesy Great work! I wonder if poster paint from Walmart would do?
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2006 08:07:07 PM »

Those are great! Well worth the $10, I say!

« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2006 08:06:11 AM »

Thanks so much for this idea! My budget is really limited and I get so annoyed watching home improvement and diy shows where the materials are SO expensive, this idea is beautiful and cheap and easily changed if you get tired of it.  I don't rent but my husband never wants me to do anything permanantly weird to the house that would hurt its resale value:) So anyway, here's what I did with this idea, I'm not at all as artistic as Aliastriona, I found this template for stained glass making on the internet, blew it up and tiled it in Open Office Calc, then taped it to the outside of the window and followed the lines.  It's in my little girls' bedroom, they wanted something for Valentine's decorations:

I forgot to add, it's 3 ft wide, and a little more than three feet tall, and even with three little "helpers", I did the painting part in under an hour.
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« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2006 08:16:50 AM »

Wow, that's lovely. What lucky girls you have!

I've been working on this in my kitchen. I'm not sure how to transfer my design though (I'm not good at free handing.) I don't have a ladder tall enough to reach my windows from the outside to hang it up out there. Anyone have any thoughts?

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