I painted these faux stained glass baubles approximately ten years ago. I used some specialized products to achieve this unusual stained glass effect. The Gallery Glass® products have been around for a long time. If you can not find them in a shop near you, you can visit the company online and order the supplies yourself. I've included a link to their website below with one of their videos.
- A colorful selection of Gallery Glass® Window Color: pearly white, red and blue
- I used Gallery Glass Redi-Lead Strips (thin black)
- acrylic silver paint
- large clear glass baubles
- a china marker or grease pencil
- X Acto knife
- Clean the surfaces of your glass baubles to insure maximum contact with the Redi-Lead Strips. Use Windex or vinegar and let the glass ornament dry.
- Draw a design on your glass bauble using a china marker or grease pencil. You won't see these marks because your going to cover them up with the Redi-Lead Strips.
- Apply the Redi-Lead Strips on top of your lines made with the china marker to create a simple pattern. These strips stick but can be moved around for a few seconds before the tacky surface dries. I cut my strips into clean, precise angles using an X Acto knife as I laid them onto the glass surface.
- You may choose to use Gallery Glass Liquid instead. This liquid version of "leading" is more difficult to use on baubles, however.
- Use Gallery Glass® Window Colors to fill in the spaces between your designs.
- I painted the lead stripping using a silver acrylic paint on my glass baubles, but you can leave the black color if you wish.
- Let the paint dry before hanging the baubles.
http://www.plaidonline.com/ Learn how to lead with
Gallery Glass Liquid Lead and Redi-Lead strips!
Join Carol Smith as she takes you through the process.