TIP OF THE DAY
Tip # 2.
FAUX STAINED GLASS I have found
pleasure as a senior in creating faux stained
glass windows. Everything I know I learned online
last year by reading and looking at pictures. I did some
for the windows in my home. I have framed some as gifts
for family and friends. There are some patterns you can
copy or download online, or make your own.
you need to know you can learn online by searching for
"faux stained glass". Supplies are available at WalMart
and other stores. Have your local hardware store cut
glass to the exact size you need. This is really fun and
satisfying when you see the beautiful finished product.
Here is an
the subject. And a couple other sites picked at random:
Faux Stained Glass Supplies, Go to Google Search
click "images" then search for faux stained glass and
you will get hundreds of pictures. I have made many
patterns and have pictures of windows I have made this
year. If you need patterns or want pictures email Bob at
The window to the left is one of my projects. It is
about 20 x 14. I hang them on the front porch to check
for gaps or other flaws in the light. Click on it to see
a larger picture. This is easy to do, and the results
are dramatic. I have really enjoyed this. Be very
careful with the glass. The edges can be sharp. Use
masking tape on the edges if you are concerned. If you
frame it first, the edges are no problem, but it is a
bit harder to create the scene.
a look at:
For discussion on stained glass you are welcomed at
StainedGlassville stained glass message boards
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