Decorating stained glass is a versatile form of artwork that adds beauty and elegance to any room in your home. There are many products that feature stained glass. However, it is fun to create your own objects with stained glass. They will be unique and you will spend some time having fun and expressing your personality.
Decorating with stained glass not only allows you to enhance the value of your home, but gives it that personal one of a kind touch which can be added in many different areas.
[dropcap type=”e.g. circle or none” color=”#ffffff” background=”#e53b2c”] D [/dropcap]decorating stained glass is beautiful, Stained glass takes light and refracts it. Seeing a stained glass is a mesmerizing experience.
Decorating Stained Glass and Mirrors can add charm to your home. In fact, it is quite simple to do one by yourself. All you need is a pattern, glass paint and glass glue and grout.
Here’s how to make a decorating stained glass of your own
- Glass paint
- Liquid leading
- Glass picture frame or glass window to paint
- Printed pattern (Vector clip art is an easy way to start making your own stained glass pattern. You can also create your own pattern)
Step 1. The first step is to find your pattern and to choose paint colors you want in your pattern. Gather the rest of your supplies. If you’re painting a glass frame to hang in a window, you’ll need to section off the area you’re going to paint. You can use masking tape to mark the area to be painted. If you’re using a glass picture frame, remove the backing so both sides of the glass are exposed.
Step 2. Enlarge or reduce your pattern to fit your desired area.
Step 3. Place the pattern on the backside of the glass and secure it. It’s easiest if the glass you’re going to be painting is lying on a horizontal surface. If it’s hanging or upright your paint may drip.
Step 4. Trace the pattern with your liquid leading and let dry. Remember to work from the inside out. Begin with the inner most lines and work outwards so your hand doesn’t accidently smudge the line leading.
Step 5. Fill in the pattern with your glass paint and let dry.
Step 6. Hang your window. Or if you’re using a glass picture frame, grab some caulk and run a bead of caulk around the backside of the frame so the glass stays in place and hangs in front of your favorite window.
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Today stained glass is an affordable option for homeowners. There are several beautiful uses for stained glass products. Decorating stained glass is now available in residential homes. In the bath room stained glass filters harsh sunlight to create a tranquil and relaxing setting. Or in the dining area.
Experienced stained glass artist Michael Johnston provides readers with detailed instructions for each project in this essential stained glass guide, illustrated with over 1,000 step-by-step color photos. Tips and pro-suggestions cover soldering, working with lead and foil, building 3-D projects. Projects include angels, candleholders, suncatchers, mirrors, picture frames, garden ornaments, and others, from easy to more complex. Includes full-size patterns for all 40 projects (plus 2 bonus patterns).