Mix your colors one at a time. I used a small muffin tin to contain it. Add about 2 teaspoons of clear glue to about 5 or 6 drops of acrylic paint. It doesn’t take a ton of paint to color the glue.
Using a paintbrush, generously add the colored glue to where you want it, making sure to get all the way to the edges of your black glue lines.
I found it helped to periodically hold it up to the light to be sure I didn’t miss spots. Use a generous hand with the colored glue, filling your brush completely and dabbing it on in order to minimize bubbles.
Once all the areas are filled in, allow it to dry for about an hour.
The final touch is to go back over your black glue lines with a black permanent marker to cover up any areas that got colored paint overlapped onto the black.
Assemble the lamp. And there you go! A poor man’s Tiffany Lamp!
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