Stained Glass Window 2018-10-14T13:17:34+00:00

Creating a Stained Glass Window with Peelable Glass Paint

Stained glass windows are beautiful and can add a touch of class and elegance to a home, or shed! They can also be pretty expensive to buy or create so an easy cheat is to re-create a stained glass window look with Thorndown Peelable Glass Paint.

Glass Paint comes in a range of 14 translucent or 24 opaque colours and they can be mixed together to create different shades and colours, or increase translucency by adding Clear. Simply paint on the glass and outline a frame and shapes in black Peelable Glass Paint for a more authentic stained-glass look.

It is water-based, non-toxic, has minimal VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and is made from a 100% already recycled resin. Thorndown Peelable Glass Paint can be used by everyone young and old, and you don’t have to be a talented artist to give it a go.

Stained glass designs can be anything from a single flower to geometric shapes and patterns such as squares or diamonds.

Creating a Charles Rennie Mackintosh-style Stained Glass Window

Painting edging with Bat Black

Painting lead effect edging

To start, mask out the edges and border design with tape. We found that Frog Tape worked best and to avoid paint bleed under the tape, make sure to press down firmly along both edges to ensure a firm seal.

You only need a small amount of Thorndown Peelable Glass Paint on your paint brush as it goes a long way. Dip it in and spread it thinly. The Glass Paint dries quickly so it can be best practice to work on a small area at a time and peel off the tape while the paint is still wet so you don’t peel off the paint too!

Then add the colours within the borders, filling in your picture to complete your design. Use a small, soft art paint brush and apply a small amount at a time, spreading it out across the glass. Your design will quickly grow into a beautiful creation that you can enjoy for months or years, then when you want a change just peel it off and paint something new.

Designs can be as complex or simple as you like and simple designs can be very effective and impressive. Try using stencils or looking for inspirational images to copy from books or the internet.

If you are a stained glass artist then you can use Thorndown Peelable Glass Paint to try out your designs before creating the in glass.