Thursday, August 19, 2021

Faux Stained Glass

I came across this beautiful stained glass craft on an amazing website the other day, Susie's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom.   You will find a link to the directions here.

Faux Stained Glass Peacock

There you will find over 200 craft tutorials!  The one that jumped out at me though was the stained glass peacock made with glue and paint.  Easy peasy.

And I love easy peasy crafts!

Stained glass is a stunning craft that I have always wanted to try.  However, since I'm not a fan of cutting glass and the mess and learning curve that would be involved with ordinary stained glass projects, I had never tried it.

So it's actually the simplicity of the faux stained glass project pictured above and the endless possibilities are what attracted to me to wanting to try it.

Oooh, maybe I'll make a faux stained glass cardinal!...

Cardinal Stained Glass

So off I went out to the Dollar Tree and bought a frame for, yep, you guessed it, a dollar!  LOL!!!

I already have paint brushes and acrylic paints so I didn't need those.

Now, on to finding stained glass patterns.  You can purchase stained glass coloring books at most craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby or there may be more selection on line 

I recently purchased Trace & Paint Flowers (pictured below) at Hobby Lobby because I want to start painting flower canvases, and now I think it will come in handy for this craft as well.

This book contains outlines of each of the painted pictures of flowers within.  They are removable and very easy to insert under the glass you will use to make faux stained glass.

If you would like to try this project without purchasing a book, you can just type stained glass flower patterns into your browser, and click on 'Images' to get free patterns.

The method I have outlined directly below will allow you to use just about any picture you can find on the Internet.

To use this free method follow Steps 1-7 in the instructions below:

1.  In your browser's search engine, type "stained glass flower patterns".

Here are links to other subjects that may be wonderful to use in this craft (all are affiliate links, so if you purchase from these links, I will earn a small commission at no cost to you).

(Directions continued below...)

Stained Glass Pattern Books:  

Garden Flowers

(click on the word above to see each different book available on line)

2.  With your mouse 'Right click' over the picture you would like to paint, and select 'Save image as'.  Save it to your desktop so that it's easy to find.

3.  Find the image you selected on your desktop and with your mouse over the picture, right click on 'Copy'.  

4.  Immediately following, in another window, open a word processing document.  Now from within the document, select 'Paste'.

5.  Your image will appear with a black outline around it.  Now you can resize your image with your mouse.  'Left click' with your mouse on a corner of the outlined picture and move your mouse back and forth to resize the picture to the size you need.

Tip:  The image will be true to size in your WP document so use your screen as a guide to the size you will need for your project.

6.  Print your image.

7.  Have fun!

Here is a link to the directions for this amazing and inexpensive craft that the whole family can enjoy.

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Watch a video of me making a faux stained glass project:

Faux Stained Glass

Faux Stained Glass

How To Use an Opaque Deco Paint Marker 
in the art of Faux Stained Glass

Deco Color Paint Pens are available on line in many colors or they can also be purchased at Hobby Lobby

If you click the picture above to purchase on Amazon,
I will earn small commission (at no cost to you)

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please let me know if you have any questions.  You can contact me at or leave a question in the 'Comments' section on this post.  

And just a reminder, always remember to...

Be creative, and be happy!

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