Have you heard of Gallery Glass? It’s an amazing product by Plaid. It makes things look like stained glass. Really! I’ve been using it for over 10 years, mainly for windows.
For Christmas, though, I made little wine glass stick-on’s. You just press them on and peel them off when you want to wash the glass. Kind of an updated wine charm.
Of course, for my family I made an Atlanta Falcons logo with my nephew’s number. You can stick them on anything glass – mugs, plates, windows, mirrors . . . whatever.
Here’s what you need: (contains affiliate links)
- Liquid leading – to pour the outline.
- Gallery Glass Acrylic Paint – to fill in the design.
- Styrene Blank Sheets – for pouring the design.
- Line art – any clip art will do.
- A craft knife – to clean up ‘oopsies’.
- A plastic toothpick or stirstick – to “comb” the color.
- Optional: Gallery Glass Silver Gilding for highlighting the ‘solder’ joints.
First, pour the outline with liquid leading. It’s like using cake decorating gel. I won’t lie – it takes a little practice, so plan on pouring a few designs until you get the hang of it.
Allow the leading to dry – approximately 8 hours, depending on temperature and humidity. When dry, clean up any rough areas with a craft knife.
Next, pour your colors. Since I was making so many, I poured one color in all the Klings, then came back and poured the next color.
I used a stir stick to smooth out the color and ensure that the color reaches all the outline leading.
Allow the color to dry, again about 8 hours. It pours out opaque and dries translucent, allowing light to pass through.
I added silver chalk to the joints. You don’t need to do this, but it adds a bit of realism. It’s really subtle, but makes a difference. I’m not sure if you can even pick it up, but here’s a pic.
Now that it’s dry, you just peel the Kling off the mylar sheet and apply it to any glass surface. Just remember to store it on the mylar sheet when you remove it from the glass.
Here are some other Gallery Glass projects I’ve done.
And finally, the sidelight window. I did a tutorial for this window here. It links to Shutterfly for all the pics.
I hope you give Gallery Glass a try. It’s a fabulous medium and a great way to camouflage old mirrors, windows with a not-so-great view and, of course, wine glasses!
If you don’t feel like crafting these yourself, I can make them for you. They’re not on Etsy yet, but I’ll do any almost any design for $5 each. These are the size that fit on a wine goblet. I can also do larger window klings. Just email me with your ideas.
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