How to Create Faux Stained Glass

I love stained glass. To Gothic churches to using it in unusual places in a home fascinates me. It’s one art form I would love to learn. My art room probably is worth more than my house, I decided to find another way to create stained glass. I found it by using TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss.

The Crafters Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

To start my stained glass I used a TCW9053 Mixed Media Board and painted it with TCW9002 Black Gesso.

Next I chose TCW823 Rose Bouquet for my stained glass design. You can choose any stencil. They will all work. I add the Rose Bouquet stencil to the board with white acrylic paint. I use white so the colors pop and gives the colors a faux light source. You only need a light layer. Less is more.

Use a heat gun to dry the paint. I used fluorescent pink and yellow for my colors. Lay the stencil back on the board and line it up. Using a makeup sponge add the colors.

Once the paint is dry, lay the stencil back on the board and line it up again. Using a palette knife add TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss thought the stencil. The gel medium isn’t as thick as paste so take your time. The gel medium will be white but it will dry crystal clear.

If you remember when I added color, I only added color to the roses. In the picture above you’ll notice I added gel medium through the entire stencil.

When the gel medium dries clear you can see the color of the roses and the other parts of the stencil. I love the way it looks.

The gloss gel medium is so shiny that it looks like glass. That’s is the beauty of the product. It’s crystal clear.

To add more design to the faux stained glass you can stamp, draw, or add stickers to the design before adding the gel medium. As you can see below I added rubber stamps and old rub-ons this this stained glass.

You can use this technique on anything like this tag. I stamped a design, used TCW884 Explosion and gel medium on the tag. When it dried I used a color pencil to fill in the spaces between the gel medium.

You don’t have to have a black background, you can use paint, color pencils, rubber stamps, paint pens or anything to create your faux stained glass. All you need is TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss.

I hope you try to create your own faux stained glass. You can share it with us on our Facebook pageInstagram, Twitter, and Pinterest using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafters Workshop Design Team

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