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« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2006 10:59:30 PM »

you could use fabric paints the same way - they would have a slightly different effect but they still create the stained glass look; i did this a long time ago when i was living at home, it was perfect for temporary decoration as it peeled off easily without damaging anything and i could change it whenever i wanted to. the paints didn't seem to be affected at all by moisture from the window so this might work for a bathroom.

I need to test this idea.  I've been wanting to give my bathroom window a stained glass effect, but I need something temporary so I can change it whenever I want, and so that Mom doesn't see my changed window, freak out, and wonder whether it's time to kick out her sometimes overly creative kid  Wink

Heraldric animals would look really cool, if I blew up the picture and placed it behind the window as a template.  Or Dover books of iron-on transfers they make great templates for tracing in other projects I've done.  Of course, that would require getting up on a ladder to tape it onto the back of the window.

« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2006 05:57:38 PM »

I can't even believe how amazing that is. Wow. I MUST try this!!!
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« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2006 06:29:36 PM »

Once I get my arse in gear and get to painting, I'll have updates on the original post.  I'm working on two entirely new windows for my mum's bedroom:

and I'm planning on obliterating the sunsetty/moon/castle-silhouette one 'cause I'm sick of looking at it.  I figure that would be a good chance to get pics of the removal of the paint and the application of a new design...if anybody's interested...

« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2006 08:35:57 PM »

I'm interested.  I make a mess cleaning things up, and I'd love to see how you do it.

Then he asked,"Lord, what about when there was one set of footprints on one side and also a straight line with bootprints on one side and small round circles on the other?" The Lord replied, "Those were when I carried you, and we were joined by a pirate pushing a wheelbarrow."
« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2006 08:37:33 PM »

I'm interested too!!
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« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2006 09:47:14 PM »

Cool.  You'll be my motivation to get to work  Wink

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« Reply #56 on: May 26, 2006 10:35:04 AM »

I had been thinking about posting this forever, but never got around to it.  I did something very similar for a huge project on stained glass I did in high school.  we made many different types of "stained glass" but my favorites were done with black sharpie and watered down acrylic on window glaze sheets (like thin, and cheap, plexiglass).  worked really well.

I'll post a pic at some point if anyone cares.  I still have all of them at home.

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« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2006 10:40:01 AM »

Sounds neat  Smiley  Please, do share.

« Reply #58 on: May 27, 2006 02:49:16 PM »

What an awesome ideas. All of your windows are gorgeous, especially the kitchen window. I should totally paint my dorm window next semester like a nerdy unruly college student!
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2006 03:54:53 PM »

wow, those are really gorgeous!!!

now, since you used acrylic, do you think it would easily come off? i ask because i'm just renting right now, so i don't want to do something that is permanent or that would cost me my deposit.....so i'd want to be able to take it off when i move in a couple years.....but i have some glass doors that i don't use the blind, but i hate that you can see into my apt, so that would solve my problem.....i'd tought about getting the adhesive ones, but i'm picky about designs.....

at any rate, those are just beyond beautiful and you are very very talented!
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