How To Faux Stained Glass Windows and Doors To Look Like The Real Thing! Instructions and Photos

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I love the look of stain glass, especailly in old Victorian houses. I live in a house that is over 100 years old. I moved and restored my house in 1984, and I have been busy ever since. I am always looking around at ways to improve my old house. The name of my old house is the Dolphin House. It was one of several guest houses that were to be demolished. I purchased the house at public auction and had it moved to its present location. I have been busy ever since restoring and improving the house. I invite you to take a look at the two Hubs I wrote about moving and restoring my old house. The links will be found at the bottom of this Hub.

The Professional's Stain Glass Door

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My Professionally Done Stain Glass Door

I hired a professional stain glass artist to make a stain glass dolphin for the front door. I was very pleased with that. I began looking around the house to other places for stain glass such as windows and doors, but I knew I couldn’t afford a professional to make those. Then I discovered a way to do it myself! People come into my house and always comment on my beautiful stain glass. I don’t tell them I did it myself. I first tried this technique on a mirror. I was so pleased with the mirror, I decided to do my bathroom window. Next, I painted two full sized plain exterior doors and my kitchen door window pane.

Go To Craft Store And Get Supplies

I hope I have got you excited about doing faux stain glass for yourself. If so, go to a large craft store like Michael’s. You can find books filled with ideas for your project. These books have patterns and instructions for different brands of glass paint. They will give you a list of the paints and the amount you will need for whatever project you want to do.

Supplies Can Be Ordered From Amazon

If you can't find the supplies to do this project locally they can be ordered directly from Amazon. You'll need the assorted colors of paint and the black leading paint.

My First Project

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I'm Ready To Faux Stain Glass A Mirror

I decided to start learning this technique on a bathroom mirror. I would advise you to start out with a mirror because you can lay it down flat to work on it. After you have some confidence in using this technique of faux stain glass, you will be able to do larger projects such as doors and windows that will be vertical.

I cleaned the mirror well with alcohol.

I drew a pattern on the mirror using a scalloped design with a black marker.

Using the liquid leading paint, I went over the lines I made with the marker.

Wait about eight hours until the liquid leading paint has completely dried.

I filled in the lines with the liquid glass paint to get a solid white design.

The Kitchen Door After The Faux Stain Glass

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I Did Faux Stain Glass On The Kitchen Door

My kitchen door had a plain glass panel on the top. Using one of the the designs in the book I bought, I created this faux stain glass. It turned out so well, I was encouraged to tackle the two full sized exterior doors.

When you are working on exterior windows and doors, place the pattern on the outside of the window holding it in place with masking tape. Using the pattern as a guide, draw the outlines of the pattern with the leading liquid (you would have purchased this along with the paints). Wait about 8 hours, then fill in with the colors of the glass paint.

Design Of The Bottom Kitchen Door Window

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The Bottom Of My Bathroom Window After Faux Stain Glass

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My Bathroom Window After Faux Glass Paint

I wanted light to come into my bathroom without sacrificing privacy. Instead of putting up curtains that would have prevented light from coming in, I did the faux glass paint technique on the window. It's a double hung window, so I did the upper and the lower glass window.

The Top Of My Bathroom Window After Faux Stain Glass Paint

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The Dining Room Door After I Did Faux Stain Glass

I think this is my favorite design using the Faux Stain Glass technique. It looks just like real stain glass. I get many compliments on this work of art.

Dining Room Door After Faux Stain Glass

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My Daughter's Door After She Faux Stain Glass Painted It

My Daughter loved the work I had done so far so she asked if she could do her bedroom exterior door using the same technique. She designed this entire project and completed the work herself. She was so proud of the way it looked when she finished. I was too!

My Daughter's Door She Designed And Painted With Faux Stain Glass

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Make Faux Stain Glass Clings For Windows And Other Glass Objects

You will find instructions in the books on Glass Painting to make Clings to apply to glass. This method is nice if you want to decorate objects such as flower vases. They can also be used to decorate your windows for seasons such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. These are made on a special work surface using the liquid leading outline and the colors of the glass paint. When they are completely dry, you just peel off the "cling" and apply it to the glass. These "clings" come off easily when you want to take them off.

I'm Glad I Discovered Faux Stain Glass

This is one of those projects that you don't have to finish in a day! You can just work on it whenever you are in the mood. Go away and leave it alone, and start back up when you want to.

Always start with a clean window that you are going to paint on. Alcohol seems to work the best. This glass paint can be removed from your window or door if you get tired of that design and want a change, or if you just want to go back to plain glass. I don't think you would ever go back to plain glass, but if you do: Use a single edge razor to peel the design off the glass.

There is no need to put any kind of sealant on your work when you finish.

This is a project that I have really enjoyed learning how to do. It is so rewarding after you finish and your work looks like a professional artist did the real stain glass. I get so many compliments on my work. People really admire my stain glass, and I never tell them it's "faux" stain glass!

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cloverleaffarm 4 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

Great hub.

I can't wait to try it.

Thanks for sharing the ideas...oh, and you and your daughter do beautiful work!

Voted up, and shared it on my facebook and fellow hub followers.


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LittleLyssedOne77 4 years ago from New England

Wow these look great, I definitely want to try this :)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Your house must look amazing. once my arthritic hands feel better I'll give ago. Vote up and awesome, Joyce.


MP50 4 years ago

Hey Mary, great hub, loved the pictures, what a brilliant way to re-model your old house.

Thank You for sharing with us, voted up and socially shared.

Hope your are well, kind regards MP and family:-D


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

Those are really pretty, and it looks like fun. I don't think I have ever seen this medium before-- or maybe I did and didn't know it was faux. Do you do this on the inside of the window? What about cleaning it?

Voted and tweeted.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, cloverleaffarm, thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about faux stain glass. Thanks for the nice compliment, and many thanks for sharing! I appreciate that. Goodnight.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Evening, LittleLyssedOne77, Thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment. Yes, please try this method of faux stain glass. You'll be glad you did when you see the results. See you again, soon I hope.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Joyce, thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about doing faux stain glass. Sorry you have arthritis. I'm sure that prevents you from doing things you would like to do. I hope it gets better for you! Thanks so much for the vote. I do appreciate that. Goodnight, friend.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey, MP50, always good to see you! Thanks for reading my Hub on faux stain glass. It's such a fun project to do. Thanks for the vote and the share, too. As always, I wish you and yours the very best. Take care of yourself, you hear???


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Rochelle Frank, nice to see you! I'm so glad you asked some questions. I'm so bad about not explaining everything, so I'm glad you brought this question to my attention. I'm going back in and add some more. The pattern is placed on the outside of the window and taped on. Then you paint from the inside of the window. When you finished the project just take the pattern off. The inside of the window should not be washed. I've never had to myself. Thanks again. Any other question, please just ask. Goodnight.


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mvaivata 4 years ago

Your faux stained glass looks amazing. I have always loved the look of it, so I will absolutely be trying this out in my home. I have shared your hub because I think it is definitely worth a read!


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

These faux satin glass photos look professional. I would definitely opt of hiring a professional when you are so good yourself. It must have taken a lot of preparation work yourself. I am not much of an artist myself. However, these stained glass looks so good. I always enjoyed the stained glass in antique stores and in the cathedrals of churches. This looks so inviting and personal. Thanks for sharing.


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

How fun! It's creative and fun and the benefit you get after you put all that effort into your work is an awesome finished product and something lovely to look at...knowing you did it! Your daughter did an excellent job on the door pane. Thanks for sharing this really neat idea. Thumbs up.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Oh Mary why did it take so long for you to write this hub. I feel so inspired right now to try this! I love this hub. Everything is beautiful. Great art and great hub. I'm always looking for something to paint or try that better suits my artistic talents. I'm not big on big overwhelming and intricate pieces. But these look just laboring enough without getting too much into details with the images (if that makes sense). I'm such a lazy painter. Ha!

I might have missed it but did you mention anything about a protectant? Do you spray on a finish to prevent scratching? Or is the paint already scratch resistant? Seriously this is my next summer project! :-)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, mvaivata. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about doing faux stain glass. I do hope you will try this method. Thanks so much for sharing. As I said in the Hub I would advise working on a flat piece before going to a door or window. That way you get the "feel" for the paint. Thanks again. Have a wonderful day.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Mary, your technique is amazing. It looks so authentic! It certainly matches the personality of your home. Thank you for the tips and the lovely photos of your work and your home.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, jeyaramid. Nice to see you today! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment on my Hub. Yes, I've always loved the look of stain glass, too. See you again, soon, I hope.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

ytsenoh, good morning! So glad you read my Hub on faux stain glass. Thanks for the nice compliment, too. It really is a fun project and very rewarding. Hope you day is great.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, there, NiaG. So nice to see you today. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about faux stain glass painting. If you enjoy painting, you'll love to do this. I'm glad you asked questions; I went back in and added that a sealant is not necessary. The paint seems to harden with age. I treat it kindly, in other words, I wouldn't scrub the window with harsh chemicals. I'm never big on washing windows anyway! I would start out with a mirror or something flat until you feel comfortable using the paints. Please don't hesitate to ask other questions. I'm eager for you to try this. Email me if you like. Bye for now.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

I was also thinking of picture frames. It would be a good small surface to try these out on first until one becomes comfy with it. Perhaps placing colored or white paper behind your glass painting with an image on it that you painted as well. It could maybe give it a 3D effect inside the frame. A shadow box even. Will try it.

Oh, my other question was do you paint both sides or just one?


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hello there Hyphenbird. always good to see you! Thank for reading and for the nice compliment on my faux stain glass project. It was fun. I'm looking around now for something new to do. See you.....


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi again, NiaG...sounds like you're ready to do a project. My kids have done picture frames to just outline the photo inside the frame. Just experiment a little. Another idea is to do a flat piece of glass and hang in in a window. It will catch the sunlight. Once you go to a craft store and take a look at the books, you'll get all sorts of ideas. No, you wouldn't paint on both sides. Just do the outside if you're going to put a picture inside the frame. A shadow box would be SO pretty, I'll bet. Anything else, feel free to ask.


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Julie-Ann Amos 4 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

Awesome. I love doing stained glass but never have the time any more and I really regret that!

I have done the fish design you have on the bathroom door - all curves so hard to do!


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hecate-horus 4 years ago from Rowland Woods

Very nice! I've been thinking about doing this myself. Voted up and shared.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Julie-Ann Amos, good to see you! Sounds like you have some experience doing stain glass. Yes, the fish was a challenge, but well worth it. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a great day.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, hecate-horus, I'm so glad you are interested in doing the faux stain glass. You'll enjoy doing it. Thanks for the vote UP and the share! I appreciate that. Good luck with your project. Bye for now....


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Great job Mary!! I have done stain glass, but it takes a lot of supplies, space,lighting and is costly. This looks like the real thing! I may give it a shot. thanks for the hub!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, picklesandrufus, nice to see you today! I envy you if you know how to do the real stain glass. I always wanted to take classes in that, but in the meantime, I'll do the "faux stain glass". Yes, give it a try. Thanks for reading and commenting. See you...


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Wow! These look really great and you make it sound so easy. My favorite was your dining room door and I also loved the bright colors your daughter did in her design.

Voted up across the board except for funny.

Thanks for sharing these techniques and ideas.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, HBN, thanks for reading my Hub on faux stain glass painting. What a nice compliment you gave me, and I do appreciate the vote UP. I've had a great time doing these projects. See you again, soon...


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

I know I already commented, because I thought this sounded interesting-- but I began thinking--.

I have been collecting some interesting glass bottles from a special type of vinegar that I love for salad dressing. For some time I have saved the bottles and always thought they would be nice bud vases, if I could think of a way to decorate them.

OK, the light bulb finally went on.

I'll let you know if I follow through on this.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

There seems to be so much interest, mary, in this faux stained glass technique that you may have found your new career. You can be a traveling F.S.G.A. and travel around getting paid for your expertise. Faus Stained Glass Artiste, that is.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi again, Rochelle Frank. Your idea of the glass bottles is great! Just use the "cling" method, and peel the design off and apply it to your bottle. I'm sure it would be beautiful. Please let me know how it works out for you.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey there, drbj. Maybe I could have another career to go with all my others, huh? Only you would think of that! One of my friends suggested I do a video and put it on You Tube, though. Good night, funny girl....


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a great hub mary and so many others obviously agree with me,your obvious hard work has certainly paid off.

So an up up and away without a doubt.

Take care and enjoy your day mary.

Eddy.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Eddy! It's always nice to see you. Thanks for reading and commenting on my faux stain glass articlce. Thanks, too for the nice compliment and the vote. I hope you have a wonderful day, too.


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gracenotes 4 years ago from North Texas

Mary, this is a great hub which I rated up.

I have some high narrow windows over my front door, which used to have a long piece of framed, stained glass that decorated them. It hung over the windows by some hooks. I lost that piece of art in my divorce.

It would be nice to decorate with faux stained glass these same windows. They do get morning light. Thanks for writing about this hobby.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, gracenotes. I'm so happy I got you thinking about a way to created faux stain glass over your front door. That would be beautiful! Please let me know how it turns out. I'm excited just thinking about what you're going to do. Thanks for the vote, too.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Mary,

Amazing! I am not crafty but I am going to bookmark this one. I do have a big glass vase so maybe I will try the clings.

Voted up and away!

Have a wonderful day. :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there Sueswan, nice to see you. You don't have to be crafty to do the faux stain glass, I promise. Your vase would be beautiful with a pretty cling on it. Give it a try. Thanks for reading, and for the vote. See you again soon....


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Not a single guy commenting? I will have to jump on this one, please, get the pool ready..

Wonderful techniques Mary. I agree with the ladies, your style is in this hub. I wonder, and still am, are you going to be one of those hubs of the day? All your pictures are original. Thanks as always for doing this job for the ones who might need it. Sorry I rent for now...maybe next year this will be another story. Take care!

LORD


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Lord, looks like you're the only guy who wants to learn how to faux stain glass, huh?? Hey, thanks for reading and commenting. You're a dear man. Goodnight.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Had a couple of friends look at your glass art and they loved it as much as I did. Thinking about hitting up the Dollar Tree this weekend and buying me some cheap glassware for practicing! :0)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, NiaG. Glad your friends like the idea of doing faux stain glass, too! After you get your glassware, head for the craft store for patterns and the glass paint, and HAVE FUN with it. Please let me know how your project turns out, OK?


soumentheanimater 4 years ago

These are brilliant way to re-model your old house. It would be nice to decorate stained glass to the window windows. Thanks for sharing this new idea.

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, soumentheanimater. Nice to see you today. Thanks for reading about how to faux stain glass, and thanks for the nice compliment on my way to remodel my old house. I do hope you will try this. It's lot of fun. Have a wonderful day.


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gracenotes 4 years ago from North Texas

I thought of another reason to do this (at least for me). During the 1980s (when my house was built) it seems that builders around here put in some crummy windows. By that I mean that there was "fogging" between the double panes, and when the condensation dried, it left mineral deposits that look ugly. It is expensive to replace the windows, so quite a bit of color coverage would hide the fact that you've got mineral deposits inside the windows.

Because my narrow windows are so high up, I think I am going with clings that I purchased from Home Depot. They're certainly temporary, of course. If I like the look, I have other, more accessible, and smaller windows that I could experiment with, painting directly onto the glass.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi gracenotes. Sounds like a plan! I think you idea is great. I didn't know you could buy clings already to put on windows. By all means, try that. Like you said, you can always do the more accessible windows directly onto the glass. Good luck. Let me know, OK?


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow Mary, what a fantastic idea, the dining room door is my favourite! I'm itching to have a go at this:-)

All your photos are amazing, thank you for sharing your technique and voting up.

Best wishes Lesley


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Lesley, thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about doing faux stain glass. Give it a try, you would love it. Thanks for the vote, too. Good to see you again.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Mary, such beautiful work you have done! I have always loved stained glass, ever since I first saw them on the local church. I found it very interesting learning that some of them are very valuable. This is a great article for anyone that wants to stain their own. Voted up, useful, and awesome. Best wishes.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, thelyricwriter! Nice to see you. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment on my work, and for the vote, too. This was a very rewarding project doing faux stain glass, anyone can do it. It's a little scary when you first begin, but then it all comes together. Have a wonderful day!


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Got my goods but I couldn't find the reusable sheet Carol's using. I'm wondering if I can use wax paper until I find some reusable paper. I'm sure my first attempts won't be worth keeping anyway. :-) Thanks for the inspiration Mary.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, NiaG. I'm so happy you're going to do the faux glass . I used waxed paper to make some clings, and it worked just fine. After the paint has dried really well, it will peel up off the wax paper. Do the leading paint first along the outlines, then fill in with your color paint. Please let me know how you do, OK?


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

I couldn't devote time on it today but I will try it later this week and let you know my progress. :0)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi NiaG I can't wait!!!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

What a creative way to add beauty to a home. I especially the full-door stained glass. Voting this Up and Useful.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Why, thank you alocsin! Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about faux stain glass. It was a fun project. Thanks for the nice votes, too. I hope you have a wonderful day.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

I did it Mary! It's so cute. I can't wait to really get started. I did a quick one on a frog I've been meaning to paint in oils. The details of the frog are a little off but it was a test subject to get me started. I can't wait to do some more. The wax paper didn't really work for me because it came off on the back of the frog. So I'll order some of that reusable paper. :-D


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, NiaG, so glad to hear from you! I don't know why the paper came off on the back of the frog. Did you try wetting the wax paper? Don't give up, OK? Keep me posted....Goodnight.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Just wanted to comment that the reusable sheets in the video you have I believe are also called Leading Blanks. But I'm going to try the page protectors that were on the video of one of the links you referred us to. Ta ta for now.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there,NiaG. Sounds like you have a plan. Keep me posted, OK?


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

I will. I'm in the process of doing a toucan right now. The outline looks awesome. I just hope I don't mess up the coloring. That's always my fear in any media. lol I'm so glad I saw your hub. :-)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

I'll bet your toucan will be beautiful, NiaG. I can't wait to see it. I think you should write a Hub about it and make a video of you painting it. That would be SO great. If you don't make a Hub, please email me a photo of the finished project.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Wow! Beautiful work of art you did! You are v.talented indeed! Faux stain glass art is very popular in my country. My cousin-sister took up glass-painting on small panels & vases. You further enlightened me on this lovely art. The ones I admired the most among your work included the lovely work on your bathroom window, your dining door and the stunning work done by your daughter. I will think of taking up this art in the near future. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Pressed all the buttons (except funny-sorry). Voted up and SOCIALLY SHARED!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, ishwaryaa22, you made my day with your wonderful comment to my Hub on Faux Stain Glass painting. Yes should try this method; it's very easy and very rewarding. I love stain glass, but I can't afford the real thing, so this method works great for me. Thanks so much for the votes and for the share....I really appreciate that. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Mary


A.CreativeThinker 4 years ago

You are very talented and creative mary615. This is such a wonderful art and you can decorate so many areas with it.

Lovely photos and great hub. Voted up and awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

Best Wishes and take care :)

A.CreativeThinker


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, A. Creative Thinker. Nice to see you! Thank you for the nice compliment on my work. This is really a fun and easy project to do. Thanks so much for the votes, too. See you again, soon, I hope.


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lifelovemystery 4 years ago from Houston, TX

Your work is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your photos and 'how to' video. I have a large kitchen window and you have given me some great ideas.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, lifelovemystery. How nice to see you! If you have a large kitchen window that would be perfect for faux stain glass. I'm glad I gave you some ideas. Try it, you'll love it. Hope to see you again.....


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gracenotes 4 years ago from North Texas

Mary, my handyman and I finished installing the window clings (faux stained glass) over my front door. I am waiting until the light is better to shoot a decent picture, then I will share with you. Since the windows face east, they will photograph better when the sun comes through, and it's been cloudy the last couple of days, unfortunately.

What really looks nice is the view from the street at night. All I have to do is turn on the overhead light in the foyer, and you can see the stained glass patterns from the sidewalk. I'd photograph those too, but I'd need some slow film for nighttime, and perhaps my old 35mm camera. I'll certainly try it with digital, but I have my doubts as to what will happen.

So watch for the links I'll post. The windows look very good.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Oh Gracenotes, I am SO happy you did this project. I know you were thinking of doing the faux glass stain. I am so pleased that you are satisfied with the results. It is quite beautiful when the light comes through windows done this way. Please send me a digital photo by email so I can see what you did, or better yet: write a Hub about your project! I am so happy. You have made my day, friend!


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gracenotes 4 years ago from North Texas

Ok, Mary, I will send an email when it's ready. It's 7:00 AM here, and, once again, the skies are heavily overcast. :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, gracenotes. I can't wait to get your photos!


shelia10 4 years ago

I have been painting on the plastic, I use the gallery glass paint, but it is getting hard to find at the craft store here, not a big variety, can you tell me other brands to use, also, what do you use to resize your patterns to your window size, is there a free resizer on the internet or one you can buy for cheap in the store , like maybe walmart or target? thanks , your work is very pretty


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, shelia10. Nice to see you today! Plaid is the only brand of glass paint I have used. There are probably other brands, but I just trust the Plaid brand. As far as sizing for your window, you hold the pattern up to the window to figure out how you want to place the design. I have always used a pattern with the exception of the door that my daughter did. She is very creative, and knew what design and colors she wanted. After I buy the book of patterns, I choose the pattern I want and use their designs. I'll bet you could buy the paints directly from Plaid. When you purchase the design book from the craft store, and decide on a pattern, the instructions will specify what color paint you need for that design. Thanks for the compliment on my work. It is a fun project. I do hope you can find the books and paint at Michaels or some place comparable. Good luck.


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lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona

Your Hub about creating faux stained glass is wonderful! Once upon a time, I tried Gallery Glass on an old window I picked up at an antique mall. I was quite happy with the results, but they pale in comparison to your (and your daughter's) work!! Faux stained glass is a fun and inexpensive way to get the look of the real thing. I looked into stained glass classes, but by the time I considered the money for the class itself AND the supplies, it was not worth it to me. It's great to have a budget-friendly alternative! Very informative and beautiful Hub. Voted UP, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting!!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, lindacee. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about doing faux stain glass. Sounds like you had good results using this method on your window. The possibilities are endless. I, too, wanted to learn the real thing, but I couldn't afford it. Thanks for the vote and the nice compliment on my Hub. I appreciate that! I'm happy to be following you, by the way.


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Amaryllis 4 years ago from New Hampshire

I'm really looking forward to trying this out, thanks for giving me some great ideas


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Amaryllis, thanks so much for reading and commenting on my Hub about faux stain glass. I'm glad it gave you some idea, and I hope you will try to do this. It is very rewarding. Goodnight.


Katie 4 years ago

Wow! Mary this looks outstanding! I had no idea faux stain glass existed and now I am inspired! :) I am looking to paint 3 big windows in my living room. I'm very excited! And I will try to keep you posted! Going to take a trip to micheals soon! Also I have a question, when painting a door/window won't the paint drip down since it is not a flat surface and is standing upright? I'm afraid this might happen.

Thanks for the great post,

Katie. :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Katie! I'm so excited that you are going to try to do faux stain glass! After you have placed the lead strips on the outline of your project, the paint will not run past that. It will take a little practice to keep you from squeezing too much out of the bottle. If you get the paint too thin, you can add more. Please do keep me informed how your project is going.

I would start out learning this on a mirror or another piece of glass that you can lay flat. Good luck!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Mary, Your doors and windows are beautiful. I love the idea and it doesn't look to hard to do. I don't like a lot of curtains in our house. In fact I have none in the kitchen area. I was going to do something like this on an old door we had but we have now taken the door down and a new one has gone up.

Can't believe I missed this hub. Voted up, shared and Pin it.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, moonlake. Nice to see you! Thank you so much for the lovely compliment on my Faux Stain Glass windows and doors. Hey, if you don't have a door to paint, why not try this on a mirrow?

I was so happy that this Hub inspired NiaG to try this and write a Hub about her experience. I put a link hers here.

How nice of you to vote this UP, share and Pin it. Don't you just love Pinterest? I get some good traffic from them!

Good Evening.


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

This is a wonderful idea that I must try on my kitchen door. I really don't want a curtain on it, but need something for privacy since it opens onto our porch. My only concern is cleaning the window once the painting is done...will it hold up? Thanks for a great hub...love your photographs and easy instructions!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Stephanie Henkel, so nice to see you! That was the main reason I got involved in faux glass painting: I wanted light but privacy. I've never found it hard to clean the window after it is painted. I did my painting on the inside of the doors and windows so they wouldn't be exposed to the elements. I would try it first on a mirror or some other flat surface till you get your confidence. If you have any questions, just email me, OK?

Good luck and I do hope you will try this.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

I am working on my latest hub. I seek your permission to grant me the honor of linking this beautiful hub of yours to my hub. You are an inspiration for me in this artistic field!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, ishwaryaa22, Good to see you today! I would be honored to have you link this Hub into yours. I remember your interest in faux glass stain by your previous comment. I can't wait to see your Hub. Please email me when you publish it so I don't miss it! Good luck with the Hub!


JazzSinginJoe 4 years ago

WARNING!!! Please be careful when choosing where to use faux glass products. I haven't found one product, yet, which doesn't warn against use on outdoor windows due to summer-winter temperatures and their adverse effects on their products.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi JazzSinginJoe. Thanks for reading and sharing that info with us. I did my exterior doors about two years ago, and they still look great. No ill effects at all. One door facing south, and there is NO fading of the paint either. Of course the painting is done from the INSIDE of the door.

I only use the brand Plaid.


JazzSinginJoe 4 years ago

LOL! Mary, I should have specified that I'm in way upstate New York. HOWEVER ... ten years ago I did my kitchen door window using this technique (my first attempt) and, while not exposed to the elements directly, that room is very cold in the winter. It's stood strong through the humidity of years of canning tomatoes! I'll see if I can get a good picture of it. I might get brave and experiment on an exterior window this year.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hello again, JazzSinginJoe. thanks for coming back. In other words, your door still looks good??? I misunderstood, I thought by your first attempt you had a bad experience with painting the faux stain glass.

Just remember to paint on the inside of a window or door.

Good luck.


Duchess OBlunt 4 years ago

I love what you have shown us Mary. This is something I think I might try my hand at. Would you suggest warm weather for outdoor windows? Or does it matter.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Duchess OBlunt. I'm so happy you like my idea of faux stain glass. It is such a rewarding project. You know, it's warm almost all of the time here, thank goodness! Unlike where you live.

I would chose a warm day. I'm not sure what effect the cold would have on the glass paint.

I do hope you will try and do this. You will be so glad you did. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Your faux stained glass windows are absolutely amazing! They are every bit as pretty as your real dolphin one. I loved the one on your kitchen door and noticed some of the glass that merely looked wavy. Was that a paint that created that look or was it wavy in that area?

In reading the comments, I noticed a question about cleaning the windows after painting. What do you use? Sooner or later they would need cleaning.

All votes up except funny and sharing. So glad I found this hub!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy W. I'm so happy you found my faux glass stain project amazing. I think the paint you are referring to as wavy is a paint made to look more opaque for privacy. Cleaning??? That word is not in my vocabulary....just kidding....the painting is done on the inside of the window so you clean the outside as usual. I honestly have never tried to clean the painted surface. If I did, I would just be gentle.

I'm happy you read this and voted it UP, and thanks for the share, too.

I get lots of compliments on my faux glass painting and that makes me feel really good.

Goodnight, Mary


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alipuckett 4 years ago

What an awesome idea!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi alipuckett. Thank for taking the time to read and comment on my method of faux stain glass. I'm so glad you found it to be awesome. Maybe you will try and do this someday!

Regards, Mary


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I absolutely love the look of stained glass! I used to live in Staten Island and our Cathedral had some of the most beautiful stained glass portraits from well over 100 years ago. Now I know how to get the same look for my place :) Thanks for sharing!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Keith, yes someof these old churches have some beautiful stain glass windows. Honestly, you can reproduce the same look by trying this method.

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Oh Mary take a look at my hummingbird I just put on my hub! A fellow crafter and I are even talking about doing an arts and crafts show in September. Super exited. I've got some work to do. I think I'm going to try and get 20 pieces together for it!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

You might two comments! NiaG, I read your Hub with the Hummingbird you added. I am SO proud of you! You are just getting to look like a pro! I think you are ready to have a show of your own. I haven't done any faux stain glass lately....been too busy on HP!

You have made me SO happy, NiaG.


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Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

Oh nice hub! I love your work. I don't know if I have the creative and artistic talent to pull this off. I give u big kudos! Everything looks sooo nice. I bet you can even make this and sell it off eBay for ppl.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Lovelovemeloveme, thanks for reading about my faux stain glass window project. You really don't have to be creative to do this. You use a pattern so you don't even have to draw!

Thanks for the suggestion for me to sell my work, but I'm really not that good.

Goodnight, Mary


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

This hub needs more of my attention. So Iam going to bookmark it. Great hub.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, carol7777. Sounds like you might try your hand at faux glass stain. You would enjoy this project, I'll bet.

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, Mary


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

Beautiful results I am going to have to try this for myself voted up and awesome.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, prettynutjob30, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my Hub about faux staining glass windows and doors. This is a most rewarding project and I do hope you will try to do this yourself. It is not hard at all to do, I promise you!

Thanks for the nice compliment, and the votes. I do appreciate that, Mary

PS. If you have any problems when you try this, please email me and I'll be glad to help.


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enkindler 4 years ago

This looks seriously amazing! I can't wait to try it! Thank you for sharing :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, enkindler, thanks so much for reading and commenting on faux glass stain. Sounds like you are ready to try this out. I certainly hope so. You will enjoy this project, Mary


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Tracy Lynn Conway 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

I am very impressed with your ability and volume of work. This seems like a great project, I would love to see these windows in person but it seems that I will have to attempt this technique for myself first. I really enjoyed this hub!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Tracy Lynn, thanks for reading about how to faux stain glass. I so glad you enjoyed reading this, and I do hope you will try to do this project. It is not hard to do, and as I said in the Hub, strart out on something like a mirrow which is easier to work on.

I'll be anxious to now how you do!


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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

I'm impressed! you and your daughter do really beautiful work! thanks for sharing


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hello, Mike. Thanks for reading about doing faux stain glass, and for the nice compliment of our work!

Regards, Mary


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Mary, did you have big time problems with bubbles? As I paint I find myself overwhelmed with them. I'm going to try and do them in a cooler setting and see if maybe that helps. I normally don't use my air very much but wonder if the warmth of where I'm working is causing the a problem. It's so time consuming trying to pop them and I still can't get them all.


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

I posted a comment but don't think it went through. Here goes again:

Mary do you remember having terrible bubble issues? I have started to become overwhelmed with them. I do wonder if it's working in a warm room. I very rarely run my air so I'm wondering if that's the problem. My next painting I'll run it and see if I notice a difference. I thought I'd ask you to see if you had any problems and what you did. It's so time consuming to try to pop them and I still don't get them all.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, NiaG. I'm sorry you are having problems with air bubbles. When I did get them, I used a toothpick to pop them. I think if I tried to squirt too much paint at one time, I would get them. Other than that, I just don't remember having many problems with bubbles. I do run my air conditioner during the heat of the summer months, though. Try going a little slower getting the paint out of the bottle. Are you using the good paint made by Gallery Glass?

Wish I could be more help to you, Mary


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Yes I'm using gallery glass. I don't remember it being such a problem when I first started. I could be squirting it too fast and maybe too thick. It does seem that if I do it more thinly I'm able to pop the bubbles better. I'll figure it out. Thanks! :-)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

I'll be anxious to know if you solve your problem with the bubbles, NiaG. Please let me know.

Have a wonderful day, Mary


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GlstngRosePetals 4 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

Very interesting, I'm going to give the dolphin stain a try in my window, I'll let you know how it comes out..


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, GlstngRosePetals. Thanks for reading and commenting on how to faux stain glass. Great, I do hope you will try your hand at this. Please let me know how you do on it, OK?


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NiaG 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

Did my first show this weekend Mary! Lots of lookers and likers. I didn't sell many (only two) but I did get some orders. I even had someone that does stained glass come up and say mine almost looked like the real thing! Most everyone else thought it was until I let them know it was paint. I really had a blast. :-)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Hi Mary, I'm not sure if I can do this, but I loved your ideas. Thanks for sharing.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Mary not sure how I missed this before, but this one truly was amazing and loved how you gave such detailed step by step instructions on how to make Faux Stain Glass Windows and Doors too! Have of course voted and shared too!!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Vinaya Ghimire. Thanks for reading about how I faux painted my windows and doors. You just might want to try your hand at this method one day, you just never know.

I'm glad you liked my ideas, though. Goodnight, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Janine Huldie. I'm so happy you like my idea on doing Faux stain glass. I hope you will try and and do this some day, you will love it.

Thanks for the vote and the share. Mary


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Mary, your stain glass windows, doors and decoration are truly beautiful. This is a hobby I would like to ride.

Voted up, useful and to be pinned in my personal library.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, MatieCoetser. I'm so happy you find my faux stain glass windows and doors beautiful. I do get a lot of compliments on my work, and I enjoyed doing the project.

I appreciate your reading, commenting, the votes and the Pin, Mary


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tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

The windows and doors you have decorated are lovely. It does seem quite easy from your instructions and I really would like to have a go one day. Thanks for sharing.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, tebo. Thanks so much for the nice compliment on my Faux Stain Glass. I do hope I have inspired you to try this project. Just start on a mirror until you gain some confidence. It is NOT hard to do at all. I'd love to hear back from you how your work turns out.

Hope you have a wonderful day. Mary


Denise Jean 4 years ago

Hi , can't you tell me how to procead for doing faux stained glass on a canvas because i saw it doday in an exebition fair and its very beautifull.really hope you ca help me thank you in advance,im on facebook also or my email is djean65@hotmail.ca.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Denise Jean. I have never done faux stain glass on canvas. It sounds like a wonderful idea, but I'm afraid I can't help you with that. I would search on Google. If it is being done, I'm sure you will get results.

Sorry I can't help. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mary,

Having done stained glass projects the traditional way and by using your faux techniques, I can attest to the fact that faux stained glass is so much easier to do. You did a great job with explaining the process.

Regarding the comment about faux stained glass on canvas, that technique sounds like an impossibility to me. Canvas is opaque. Light cannot shine through it. What the person who commented probably saw was fabric paint on canvas.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Daisy. I really want to learn to do real stained glass. That will be my next project to learn, I think. The beginning kits I've found on the internet are just so expensive. I do admire the real thing, though.

I still have windows in my old house that I want to faux glass stain when I have some time ha,ha.

Thanks for reading and the nice compliment.

Yes, I think you are right. The person asking the question must have been thinking about fabric pain on canvas.

Thanks again, Mary


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AMFredenburg 3 years ago from Southwestern New Hampshire

Hi, Mary615, I absolutely love this! I was thinking, this is great, but I wonder how easily it comes off? I need an answer for a steel front door with a window that allows people to peek in, but thought, my landlord might freak out if I painted the windows. And then I read about the clings. Perfect! I am definitely going to try this and will Pin and Tweet. Thanks!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, AMFredenburg. I'm happy you like the idea of doing faux stained glass. It can be removed using a razor blade, but after you do this project and it looks so good, you will not want to remove it. The clings come off easily, too with razor.

If you make the landlord's front door pretty with faux stain glass, I'll bet he would like it, too! If not, you can remove it.

Thanks for reading, commenting, the Pin and the Tweet, I apprecite that, Mary


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Mary, coming in to say that you are truly talented! Thanks for sharing this.....when I have the occasion to, I will try this out!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, midget38. Thanks for reading and for the nice compliment on my Faux Stain Glass Hub. I love to do this kind of craft. Very rewarding. I do hope you will give it a try.

Hope you have a wonderful day, Mary


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Sherrye Barrow 3 years ago from Duncan, AZ

I think this is a great idea! Thank you for sharing. The design work is beautiful...a must try!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sherrye Barrow. I'm so happy you like my idea of doing Faux Stain Glass. I do hope you will try your hand at this craft. It is so rewarding, and it isn't hard to do, either.

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, Mary


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Mary your talent knows no bounds! Not only do you find worthwhile crafts to do but you excel at doing them.

Your windows are beautiful and do look like the real thing. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi tillsontitan (Mary). Why, thank you for the wonderful compliment! I appreciate that. This is one of my very favorite projects that I have done in my old house.

Thanks for reading commenting, and the votes, Mary


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

You are a creative spirit, Mary! Sharing!


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

So beautiful and creative. You have done a fantastic job on decorating the glass pieces. Each one is so beautiful. The one that your daughter did is awesome!! Great work! Thank you for sharing this, voted way up.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, midget38. I guess I am a creative person. I never finish the projects I have planned to do.

Thanks so much for commenting and for sharing, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Vellur. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. I really enjoyed doing this faux stain glass project. It was really easy to do, too. My daughter is very talented and really has an "eye" for color.

Thanks so much for commenting and sharing, Mary


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Hi Mary,

This is an awesome hub---You are the Queen of Grafts---. Your home must be beautiful with all the additions you have added.

Put this on Google+ and share with everyone. Check for a craft community and join first---so you can enjoy sharing with crafty people.

I voted up and across the board and tweeted it.

Bobbi


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Bobbi. What a wonderful compliment! I did share this on Google+ . I'll check to see if there is a craft community. This was one of my favorite crafts to learn and to do. My daughters did the same to some of their windows and are happy, too.

When the bank comes to take my house which is in foreclosure (wrote a Hub about that), I will have to leave my doors along with all the other projects I have done in my old house. I'm moving into one of the daughter's apartments and have already promised to do faux stain glass on her windows.

Thanks for the votes and the Tweet. Mary


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Mary,

I did not know this about your house being in foreclosure---I am so sorry.

But on the bright side you will be near your daughter. And then you can decorate your door and windows there.

We will talk later and have a great day.

Bobbi Purvis


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

How clever this is...I know what I will be trying very soon. This should be HOTD ....if it has not been already....

Thanks for sharing....shared and pinned

Angels are on the way ps


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blueheron 2 years ago from Odessa, MO

I loved your hubs about moving and restoring your house. I have lived quite a few years in a fixer-upper, slowly making the place liveable--and living in it while it's not. An old house is kind of like a giant craft project, and you learn new skills along the way. One of my daughters learned carpentry and other skills alongside me. She could intuitively figure outdoor hardware and how to hang a door at the age of 14, and plumbed in a new pump by herself at the age of 16. I hadn't slept for 36 hours, at the time the old pump went out and told her I would have to get some sleep before starting on this. So she said, "I'll do it," and did it.

You could call this the Nightmare Years, I guess, but we lived through it. So rewarding!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi pstraubie48 Oh, I do hope you will try and do this faux stain glass. Thank you for your nice compliment on my Hub.

Thanks so much for the votes, the Pin and the share. So nice to see you!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, blueheron Thank you so much for reading my Hubs about my adventure in moving and restoring my old house. It has truly been a labor of love. My project has certainly been rewarding, but I don't think I would ever tackle such a project again.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, my goodness, Mary, your faux stained doors and windows are beautiful and beyond! Thank you for the simple instructions on how to do these beautiful works of art. I must give it a try. I am so glad you kept the Dolphin window when you moved and can be reminded of your old homestead. It is very special. I would have never realized they were faux stained at all. Such beautiful designs. Your daughter's door is beautiful too.

You are a multi-talented lady. Thank you for the great photos.

Voted up ++++, tweeting, pinning, googling and sharing

I gave it a five star rating too

Just lovely.

Have a lovely rest of the week!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing this.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Faith....I am so happy you like my method of doing faux stain glass! Coming from one as creative as you, that means a lot to me. I was broken hearted when I couldn't remove and bring the doors with me when I left the house, but yes, I have the Dolphin hanging on my screen porch where I now live.

Thanks so much for all the shares, I appreciate that so much, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, rebeccamealey, Why, thank you very much for the lovely compliment on my faux stain glass work.

I enjoyed doing this project very much, Mary


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mary,

I've returned to read your Hub another time. I've created pieces using both the soldering technique for stained glass, and the faux method. I much prefer creating faux stained glass pieces.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Daisy Mariposa I would like to take some classes in how to make real stain glass, but I can't afford to buy all the supplies. This way looks like the real thing and does't cost so much to do.

Thanks for the reread! Mary


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Easy Exercise 22 months ago from United States

Outstanding! I found you out on Pinterest and pinned it again! Love this! Thank you so much!


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Easy Exercise! How nice to meet you! I'm happy you found this on Pinterest and thanks for the repin! Have a wonderful Sunday, Mary

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