Stained Glass Paint Tutorial for Beginners | Hobby Lobby®

Stained Glass Paint Tutorial for Beginners | Hobby Lobby®


Welcome to the Hobby Lobby Creative Studio! I’m Tara, and today I’ll be showing you
how to create a stained-glass effect on a frame like this using glass paint and liquid
leading. So let’s get started! First, you’ll want to prep the glass by
cleaning it with rubbing alcohol. Next, outline your image with liquid leading,
which imitates the lead of traditional stained glass. You’ll want to touch the tip of the bottle
to the glass and raise it up slightly as you move along, remembering to squeeze the bottle
with firm, even pressure. If you make a mistake, no worries! Use a paintbrush to touch up uneven lines
or erase smudges. Once you finish drawing the outlines. Let the liquid leading dry for 8 hours and
then you’re ready to paint. You’ll find glass paint — also called
window color — in both squeeze bottles and little paint pots like these. Use the applicator tool to put paint in between
the leading … … and then smooth it out toward the edges. For thinner areas or tight corners, a paintbrush
will help you get the color where you want it. This glass paint will dry in about 8 hours,
and cure in 72. You’ll notice that while it goes on opaque,
it dries transparent. Now for the photo — all you have to do is
cut away the background! Your photo-of-choice can be large or small,
whatever works best for your project. Slide your photo between the glass panes,
and if you have any trouble with it staying put, add a little adhesive to the back. You could stop there, but why not make it
more three-dimensional? Just add more liquid leading and glass paint
to the top pane of glass, and it’s display-ready. There are all sorts of designs to try, so
grab some glass paint and go for it! Thanks for stopping by the Hobby Lobby Creative
Studio! Have fun creating, and we’ll see you next
time!

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