Faux Stained Glass Window Tutorial with DecoArt!

August 28, 2012

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of DecoArt's Glass Stain. All opinions are 100% mine.
We have this issue with our front door. It's the only thing that separates us from the rest of the world. No foyer, no sprawling yard. Only a few short feet away is the sidewalk where people (strangers) can stroll by and see directly into our house. But DecoArt's faux stained glass is here to help!
The other issue is that our home is very dark on the inside. I need to expose all the light I can get. So covering up the windows is not a great option either. Enter DecoArt!
 DecoArt has this amazing line of all sorts of paints you can use to decorate glass. 
Americana Gloss Enamels have excellent coverage and a superb gloss finish that make them the best paint for decorating glass, tiles, glazed ceramics, and other non-porous surfaces.
Glass stain (which I used for this project) permanent, transparent colors with a glossy sheen ideal for filling suncatchers or staining on glass or clear plastic.
For this project I used their clear glass stain.
I went to a glass shop and had them cut their cheapest plexiglass for me in the sizes that I needed. All together this cost $25. To make the design first, I used the black 3D opaque gloss enamel to create my lines. I outlined the edges of the plexiglass.
 Then I made a square design and printed it out on my computer. If you like this design, just copy the jpeg below.
I then taped them together to the size of my plexiglass pieces.
I then placed the paper under the plexiglass and traced the design with the black.
I let dry 24 hours. When I came back I applied DecoArt's clear glass stain. To make the glass look warped like real stained glass I applied the liquid in squiggly lines.
I let dry 24 hours. When everything was dry I hot glued the plexiglass pieces in my window! Done.

14 {comments}:

Johnnie said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so cool!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

It's beautiful! What a nice way to create a bit of privacy with style.;)

Amber Bockman said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant idea with the plexi-glass, we have those same kind of windows, live right next to the school with lots of walkers & I'm nursing Adrian so there's a good chance for some awkwardness. I may have to try this.

Jennie said... Best Blogger Tips

I did that to the front door in the last house we rented, but with a landscape scene. We loved it! The paint I used was a peel-off kind though, so I just had my husband take the door off the hinges and I painted it directly on. I couldn't bring myself to peel it off when we moved, so I bet it's still there!

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@HambergoosaThanks! I used Plexiglass which is pretty thick but I think you could do this on a very thin plastic. Something even as thin as say a cricut mat? This was the thinnest I could find but I bet you could make it even cheaper if you found really thin plastic.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow - what an awesome idea!! I love the way it turned out. Amazing!!!


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the pattern and the way your squiggles turned out. It looks fantastic framing and inset in the door!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

We have the exact same problem and I NEED to do something decorative with it to stop double glazing sales men knocking on my door asking to rip it out (it's an internal door but they see it a mile away).

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So fine hone products. I like this so much. It's very useful. I think.

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They're not only functional, but they're great for showing off pretty backyard views and letting in plenty of natural light. Because of this, you may want to choose window treatments that enhance, not hinder, your sliding glass doors.

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Stained glass window panels are one of the most beautiful decorating techniques in the world. They have been used in homes for centuries and often evoke a Victorian feel.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one.
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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing nice ideas. I was actually looking for some easy-to-do glass painting designs for clear jars and this just gave me an idea. Thanks1

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I liked the third picture because of all the different colors you use. How many different designs have you made with these colors? Do you have a picture of your favorite stained glass window that I can see?

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