Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Art Room Windows!

I have wanted curtians for a whole year, I even bought the fabric! But I knew curtians would block too much sunlight so next best, stain glass look. 

What you need: 
Tissue paper
Scissors or paper cutte
Electrical tape -1 small roll side note husband said this tape will eventually leave a residue :-( because of the baking by the sun
Glue stick 


Step 1: cut your tissue paper and put a glue line on the window and stick your tissue paper on. This will hold and is easily removable and the window cleans easy with soap and water. 


Step 2: outline with electrical tape. So far no residue is building but it time!!! Meaning , you know when you pull masking tape off and the your like...where's my goo gone!!!  Yeah, I'll probably have to do that 


27 comments:

Beth Carter said...

I like! Great post! Have a good start. I have a few more weeks!

Megan Gordon said...

I love this! I may just have to do it. I wonder if black washi tape would work.

Christine Gutierrez said...

i love it this color..hehehehe :) :)

Stephanie said...

Goo Gone is a great alternative to getting that sticky residue off!! That is when or if you need to take it down!

Mrs. Jahnig said...

So far so great!!!!

Holly Borchert said...

You might try fabric softener to save on goo gone. It worked great for removing wallpaper. Just a thought...

Roxanne Evans said...

Wonder if painters tape might work.

redheadjamie said...

lighter fluid works better.

jerry dyer said...

how about the new décor tape?

msdirectplayer said...

Furniture polish removes glue residue too. :)

Anonymous said...

I'll be starting this Monday when I get back to school! Thanks for great directions!

Anonymous said...

Just curious if the window is still up? Did the tissue paper fade? How did the electrical tape hold up? My librarian wants me to create a stained glass window for her library that she wants to keep up all year. I really liked this idea but was more concerned about how fast tissue paper fades. Thanks for your idea and feedback.

Mrs. Doyle said...

I tried this and after a week, the electrical tape started sliding after it got hot. I expected it to "bake" onto the window but it go gooey and slid. I had to take it all down. 😔 Now I'm using thin black Ducktape. I'm also using colored adhesive vinyl that was leftover from another project. It won't let sun shine through like the tissue paper, but it adds color to the room.

Marlena Smith said...

This idea looks so cool! I have tried the cellphone colored sheets and eventually the colors faded and shriveled up. My inside window that faces out onto the hallway is still up. I had saved assorted color scrap tissue paper and used Elmer's glue to adhere the tissue to the window. I applied glue to the clean glass applied the tissue squares abd applied glue on top of that. I would love to use the technique that you used here but wonder about fading. Have you been successful with this?

Marlena Smith said...

This idea looks so cool! I have tried the cellphone colored sheets and eventually the colors faded and shriveled up. My inside window that faces out onto the hallway is still up. I had saved assorted color scrap tissue paper and used Elmer's glue to adhere the tissue to the window. I applied glue to the clean glass applied the tissue squares abd applied glue on top of that. I would love to use the technique that you used here but wonder about fading. Have you been successful with this?

Tammie said...

What about creating a design on clear contact paper with permanent markers and tape?

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Erin Thomas said...

FYI You have a typo in the first line. You've typed curtians but you meant curtains.

Anonymous said...

Automotive duct tape won't leave residue from heat. It's clear though, so black borders would have to be construction paper.

Unknown said...

fire code standards tho...?

Unknown said...

fire code standards tho...?

Lexi said...

I crated a stained glass effect for 3 months using water colour paint. it doesn't fade and washes off very easily.
Eventually had my kids design and paint the pictures on my other Windows and it worked great.

Unknown said...

I have used glass paint over the clear contact paper for a really nice effect.

Anita Chakraborty-Spotts said...

draw on the windows celtic knots with dry erase- no fire code...

Kathy said...

lemon essential oil will clean the goo quickly with no toxins on your hands or air your breathe. Great looking windows. I might do that myself.

Anonymous said...

Peanut butter is good at getting sticky stuff off too.

Suzanne Schlesier said...

I love this idea!!! What about painters tape?