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The secret ingredient in this painted stained glass window idea is cooking oil
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Title – Stained Glass Windows
By – Nigel Branson
Primary Subject – Art
Grade Level – 1-7
- A4 Cartridge Paper
- Water Paints / Block Paints
- Cooking Oil
- Paper Towel
- First, design your stained glass window. Grades 1-3 should stick to using clear shapes such as squares, triangles and rectangles. Grades 4-7 can experiment with any design.
- Using your paints, paint the shapes. Be sure not to leave any white paper. Once the paint is a little dry, paint a black strip around the edge of your window and paint over every line to help separate the colors. Then, leave the paper to dry.
- When the painting is dry, lightly brush your painting with cooking oil and hang up to dry again. The oil helps to make your paint more transparent.
- Lay your painting on some paper towels and put some more paper toweling on top to help soak up the rest of the oil.
- When it is dry again, tape the finished stained glass window onto a window for the best effect. This artwork takes awhile to dry, but looks great when it is finished. Try it and enjoy the beauty!
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