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« on: December 21, 2015 02:56:43 AM »

This year I used the classic universal vinyl glue VINAVIL to create home made glass and window winter decoration for my house and as little presents for my friends.

To create this snow crystal I printed some templates from the internet (http://www.bastelideen.info/html/bastelvorlage_schneeflocke_11.html) on a A4 sheet of paper and inserted them in sheet protectors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_pocket).

Then I used a plastic squeeze bottle (sauce or condiment dispenser) filled with vinyl glue  to cover the images with a thick layer of glue and I uniformly spreaded on the top of the fresh glue a lot of white transparent glitter.

When the decoration is dry and transparent, you can slightly wet it on the back side and press it on a smooth glass surface, like a window or a mirror.

My favourite is the golden star!

I also created some decoration without glitter and used some colored china inks to paint on the dry glue surface:

Sometimes I added I touch of glitter after the ink, and I completed the details with glitter pens, as for the "Nelli snowflake" decoration:

In this case, I finished the decoration with some layers of transparent acrylic spray paint to better fix the details on the surface.

For other examples and full explanation of my technique you can look at my italian blog here: http://vogliounamelablu.blogspot.it/2015/12/window-colors-fai-da-te-decorazioni.html

The "Nelli" drawing is taken from Sybille Tezzele Kramer's works: https://sybilletezzelekramerartblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/piccola-raccolta-giochi-inverno/


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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015 06:15:46 AM »

Aw, I love the little snow person. So adorable!

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015 07:55:25 AM »

Cool! The snowflake is beautiful.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015 09:19:31 AM »

Really neat!  The snowflake's my favorite.

I don't think I've heard of Vinavil; I suspect that it's a European brand of white or tacky glue, also called PVC glue.

edited to add:  I googled, and Italian Wikipedia says Vinavil is, indeed, white glue.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015 10:16:01 AM »

Really cool stuff (I particularly like the snowflakes); it's neat to see objects made out of nothing but glue like this.

When I was a kid, I tried doing something similar one time, but the results were disastrous, lol!
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015 12:12:05 PM »

Woah, that's neat!  The little person is my favorite.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015 10:39:42 PM »

These are so pretty. I never heard of this technique before. Thank you for sharing it and for all the different pictures.
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015 02:35:45 AM »

Thank YOU to all your comments!

I experimented this technique by myself, I find it's great to create window ornaments with shaded "watercolor" effect and I love to share it with creative people  Smiley

Here's a indoor backlight photo of a snow crystal:


« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2015 05:35:39 AM »

Beautiful. I made some with puff paints years ago. Not near as pretty as yours. My only bit of advice is don't leave them on your windows for years..... they will cement on and you will have to use a razor blade to remove them. I mean um I didn't leave Valentine hearts up for years.  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015 07:37:22 AM »

I have seen this technique to make decorations for Halloween...never thought to make Christmas or winter things!  I just love the snowflakes!

Thanks for sharing...very good explanation and such cute designs!  Your experiments went very well, I think!

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