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« on: September 17, 2005 05:51:41 PM »

Guys, I bought my kids these window cling kits and of course they have paint-by-number art with colors that didn't come in the kit!!  The original paints smell like elmer's glue, and I have read (I think) that you can use that 'slick paint' that comes in the 99cent tubes as a substitute. However, it is kinda opaque... So...I was thinking of trying to thin the paint with some elmer's glue.....

anyone done this, or got any pointers?  I have done countless internet searches and I cannot find the original paint in the colors we need. 

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2005 06:55:04 PM »

Plaid brand makes some paint called Gallery Glass, it's used to make those suncatchers.
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2005 10:01:25 PM »

thanks.  I live in a crafter's wasteland and was hoping to find a way to make the stuff myself.  I can find fabric paints at walmart on a good day, but usually can't find the window cling paint.

did you use the kind for 'stained glass' style?  Cuz I don't want a frame, I just want to draw my design and peel it up.  I think I'm gonna experiment with the fabric paint mixed with glue since that's what my window cling paint smelled like.


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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2005 02:50:35 AM »

I did this  stuff obsessivly for a while.. its just colored glue, so you could probably mix any kind of paint, or even food coloring...

i used glitter glue (the tube kind a lot)..

Im not sure how well fabric paint mixes with glue, but if you can mix em itd work..

I know i used to use ijust fabric paint, and it turned out good but opaque..

also, if your kids have lockers, you caould give em opaqueness, and say its a locker sticker...
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2005 10:34:02 PM »

cool beans!  thanks! I will try all of those and see what happens.  The reason I wanted to dilute it was exactly that opaqueness thing.

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2005 01:17:01 PM »

I read somewhere that you can mix 1 part tempera paint and 1 part plain white glue and it will be the same as the window cling paint.  I have yet to try it, but I plan to do it in the near future.  Also, you can buy little squeezey plastic bottles with narrow tips from Dick Blick for like $7 for 6 of them, so you can fill them up with your own homemade window cling paint!  Please be sure to post if you try any of the suggestions - I'm really interested to see how it works!   Grin

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