Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Faux Stained Glass Mandalas

You might know that I'm a huge fan of stained glass and you might also know that sadly, it's the one craft I just can't seem to grasp.  Oh well!  When I really need a stained glass fix I grab my box of Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels and go to town.  So much easier than the real process and for me, just as gratifying. That's right friends, these are not stained glass at all, but permanently painted glass.  The part I like most about this project is that you don't have to be an artist.  Just grab your favorite adult coloring book pattern and use that as your guide.  How fun is that?!  Remember...make art, make messes and always Make Your Mark!
I can't decide where to put them!

They look wonderful sitting in my kitchen window!

Watch how to make them here!
Stuff I Used
Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels
Americana 3D Opaque Gloss Enamel
Adult Coloring Book pages
 Here's How
1.  Place your adult coloring book page under the glass of a frame
*Got my frames at the 99c store
2.  Trace the design with the 3D Opaque Gloss Enamels and let dry
3. & 4. Pick your color scheme and start filling in the designs
5. & 6. Carefully frame your pieces and place them where the sun can shine through

My favorite!


  1. I do designs like these all the time. I should be doing this. THANKS.... :-)

  2. what kind of frames are those, and where would I purchase some?

    1. Hi Dani! A couple of these frames are floating frames and you can get them at almost any craft store that has a decent frame department. I also used a simple dollar store frame for one and it worked just fine.

    2. Hi Mark, Thanks for your answer. I am so excited to try this, looks to be a fun and exciting project. Thanks!