Like most crafters, I love trying new products. About 10 years ago a client of mine called me after seeing a ‘faux’ stained glass window on HGTV. She figured since I paint, surely I could do this too.
Ok. So I hustled over to the craft store where I used to work and, sure enough, they had an entire section of Gallery Glass by Plaid. I got the basics and played around a bit, eventually creating a stained glass transom window for my client.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of any of my work from 10 years ago. If it isn’t digital, I don’t have it.
For a while, no window was safe. I decorated the bay window in my sister-in-law’s breakfast nook . . .
A pantry door . . .
And even a $10 light from Lowes in a wine room . . .
Gallery Glass is awesome stuff. It does take a little practice – kind of like piping on a cake – but it’s fun and the results are wonderful. And not permanent. You can always remove the faux stained glass because it’s actually an acrylic substance.
If you’re interested in a step-by-step, I wrote one last year for this sidelight window.
But like I said before, who doesn’t love trying new products out? Or new techniques?
And what if you can use stuff you already have on hand? Like glue and paint?
Suzy @ Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom made a beautiful peacock stained glass replica using glue and paint. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. All the same steps I use with Gallery Glass, but with glue. Elmer’s Glue.
Isn’t it beautiful? I’m definitely going to try this method too!
Do you have a window in your house where ‘stained glass’ would work? Or a glass tub enclosure? Or mirror? Yeah, the possibilities are endless!