Beautiful Faux Stained Glass Creations!

I love getting emails from readers who have tried out one of my tutorials and want to show off their projects.  My Faux Stained Glass tutorial is my most popular post.  The technique of mixing acrylic paint and glue to create the effect of stained glass has inspired many.  I received a great email from Emily Colonello along with some fantastic examples of what she has created using this simple technique!

faux stained glass with paint and glue

Emily uses coloring pages as her patterns to create some amazingly colorful faux stained glass images.

faux stained glass with paint and glue

Creating faux stained glass using glue and acrylic paint was originally conceived as a kids craft, but it also is a fun project for adults!  Since I put out the original tutorial- Faux Stained Glass with Paint and Glue, many have been inspired, including me!

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This simple process, using items you will most likely have around your house, results in some amazing and colorful pieces of art.

faux stained glass with paint and glue

Emily’s work is just amazing!

faux stained glass with paint and glue

Emily says that she uses food coloring rather than acrylic paint.  Other than that, her process is the same.

faux stained glass with paint and glue
faux stained glass with paint and glue

faux stained glass with paint and glue

This dragonfly painting is my favorite.  I love her use of color and the vibrant pink in the dragonflies and frame totally make it pop.  And you know how I love color!

Want to know how to make Faux Stained Glass?  And maybe even get a free pattern or two?

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For more details on the process and the full tutorial, be sure to check out my Faux Stained Glass tutorial!

These fun works of art can sit in a windowsill where the sunlight can shine through, or you can hang it on a wall.  Either way, it turns out pretty decent and costs just pennies.  And looks just as good as those expensive stained glass paints that you can buy at the craft store.

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  • Sherry February 28, 2016, 9:33 pm

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  • Audrey February 26, 2016, 6:46 pm

    I love the idea of using a coloring page as a pattern because otherwise I have no artistic talent to do this. Saw it on Foodie Friends Friday

  • Mother of 3 February 26, 2016, 10:27 am

    We modified this for my boys; they had so much fun! But we discovered bigger is better and simple lines is a must for little hands!

  • Whitney February 25, 2016, 3:22 pm

    This is really neat! Such amazing results from low cost materials. My kind of craft! 😉

  • Nicole February 24, 2016, 2:21 pm

    Wow she truly did an amazing job!! I would have never though you could use food coloring. My mother used to be very crafty and made stained glass windows in her bathrooms they were so beautiful and everyone loved them. Thank you for linking up with Inspire Me Monday. Have a blessed week!!

    • Susan Myers March 2, 2016, 10:04 pm

      Hi Nicole!
      Thank you so much for the kind words! Stained glass is definitely a great addition to any room, and this project is fun and easy to do!


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