Make your own Faux Stained Glass using only glue and Acrylic Paint! Imagine the beautiful results you can achieve with very little outlay, unlike real stained glass which is expensive.
You can even use glass panels and windows in your own home. This would be ideal for side lights in entry halls, bathroom windows and also when you need to hide off walls and fences.
Stained Glass allows sunlight but can obscure the unsightly. It’s the perfect compromise really with unlimited uses and potential.
What you need to make Faux Stained Glass
- Acrylic Paint
- 1 bottle of White Glue and 1 of Clear Glue
- An 8 x 10 Photo Frame (or a large sheet of glass can be used)
- Craft Blade
- Black Sharpie Pen
- Super Glue
- Clear Acrylic Spray Sealant
To start making your own Faux Stained Glass, simply find a template of something you love, maybe start with a really easy project first, something like a butterfly for example.
Suzy says this project is child-friendly. You could get the kids to help, and even use a page from a Coloring Book for a template.
Faux Stained Glass Video Tutorial
You can also replace the glass with transparent plastic paper, or A4 plastic pockets will also work well.
This video tutorial will step you through the easy process of making your own Faux Stained Glass. Click Play above ^
Once you’ve mastered the basics of this clever idea you can move on to creating your very own masterpieces! Suz from Suzy’s Sitcom is the creator behind this masterpiece and has a full tutorial on her site with plenty of tips and tricks.
You will soon be creating stunning pieces like this peacock that we found on Kwikdeco. We bet you have the perfect place for it!
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You can also use this Faux Stained Glass technique to turn an old lamp into a beautiful Tiffany Lamp, just like this one from Suzy.
If you’re a little artistic it’s easy to draw your own Faux Stained Glass template or you can download free templates online. Be sure to visit Suzy’s Sitcom now for all the printable instructions here.