Happy short-work-week and unofficial beginning of summer! Our weekend was filled with the perfect combination of family gatherings and building in our woodshop. I snapped this picture of the twins at the park on Sunday, and I’m so glad I did! Because the more I think about it, the more I realize that there are very few pictures of JUST the two of them in the last few years. Little sister Cypress has infiltrated our lives in the best possible way… but that doesn’t mean I can’t force the twins to sit together and look cute for a minute.
Anyway! I don’t always remember how ideas come to me, especially when they just simmer in the back of my head for months… like today’s project! But I’m so glad I finally pulled the trigger on this, because it turned out SO AWESOME!
Faux Stained Glass Beauty and the Beast Rose
Supplies (contains affiliate links)
- Allure Dimensional Metallic Paint
- Picture Frame (at least 11×14)
- Beauty and the Beast Printable
- Mod Podge
- Unicorn Spit
- Hot Glue Gun
This is one of those fun projects that is amazing to watch come together before your eyes in a time-lapse video… so I made one for you! You can get the jest of all the steps from the video (and how EASY it is!), but I’ll list out the steps below too. P.S! If you’re reading this in a reader like Blog Lovin or Feedly, you’ll have to click through to the post here to see the video. Sorry!
2) Take the glass out of your frame, clean it well, and center it on top of the page. Using the Allure Dimensional Paint, slowly trace the design using consistent pressure of the tube of paint. It’s really forgiving and easy to fix mistakes, so don’t sweat it too much! (just to give you an idea of how much you’ll use… I’m thinking you could do 2-3 of these stained glass roses with one tube)
3) Flip the glass over and prop it on the back of the frame so that the design can dry while you paint the back side! Brush on a thin coat of ModPodge to the back side of your design. This give the glass a ‘matte’ surface for the paint to adhere to. Give it a half hour or so to dry. It will be completely clear when it dries.
4) Time to add some color with Unicorn Spit! For the bloom, we used red, pink, and white. For the stem, we used green, yellow, and white. And for the cloche, we used gray, teal, and white. Just kind of blot with a circle foam brush to get different combinations of colors to give your painting more dimension! There’s no artistic value to this… I promise. Just blot away!
5) The Unicorn Spit will dry within the hour, but the Allure Dimensional Paint will likely take 24 hours or more to dry. Especially if you have some larger globs. I ended up going back and adding some lines to the clear glass part to make it look like smaller pieces of glass leaded together. You’ll see what I mean in the image collage below.
6) Give the clear glass parts a good wipe-down to get rid of your fingerprints, and pop that sucka in a frame! I used a hot glue gun to squirt some blobs where the corners of the glass meet the picture frame to prevent the glass from falling out or wobbling. And you’re ready to hang it on the wall! It looks SO MUCH like legit stained glass!
So stinkin’ FUN, right?! And let me tell you, this is easy enough for the kiddos too. My 5-year-olds LOVED this craft, and even though they were a little sloppy, it still ended up looking pretty amazing!
AND, I decided to get fancy and try the more intricate design. It’s not perfect, but I think it turned out pretty good. Everything about this project was so FUN!
Do you think you’ll give this a try? Either by yourself or with your kids?! Of course you know that the sky is the limit with ideas for different ways to use this technique. Any stained glass design would be amazing! You’re not limited to Beauty and the Beast theme!
Next, I need to try my hand at ACTUAL stained glass techniques. My mom is really good at it, but I’ve never tried!
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