Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Unicorn Spit Stained Glass

In my never ending quest to create realistic stained glass pieces, I think I hit the jackpot with Unicorn Spit!  It took some experimenting, but I finally figured out a way to get that beautiful marbled glass look that you see in stunning stained glass art.  Once I realized I could enlarge my ColorIt coloring book pages for the perfect stained glass patterns, I was off and running.  Truth be told, I'm going a little nuts with my stained glass projects.  It's like adult coloring books on caffeine and sugar and, well, crack.  Remember to experiment until you get it right, use your coloring books for everything and always Make Your Mark! 
I love the raised faux leading and the shine!
I'm figuring out where to hang these in my garden
My first attempt with a bit too much Glaze Coat...Still love it!
A thin layer of Glaze Coat and the colors POP!
Watch the video here!
STUFF I USED
ColorIt coloring book pages
White school glue
Frames with glass
Cotton swabs
HERE'S HOW
1. Enlarge your coloring book pages to the size you want
*I only used a portion of pages that I liked, but you could enlarge the entire page to the size you need
2. Color the original page to figure out how you want the stained glass to look
3.  Remove the glass from the frame and place it on the enlarged coloring book page
4. & 5. Trace the pattern with the Allure in Gloss Black and let dry
6.  Mix equal parts of white glue and Unicorn Spit to make your stained glass colors
7. - 12.  Fill in the ares with your glue mixture and add marbling by dragging a dab of full strength Unicorn Spit through the wet mixture
13.  Follow the instructions for the Glaze Coat (2 part epoxy resin) and pour a thin layer on your level, painted stained glass piece and evenly distribute it with a sponge brush
14. Pop the bubbles with a long arm lighter or a small torch
15.  Cover and let cure overnight

Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. Super cool. Question: why use glue? Can't you just use straight Unicorn SPiT ?

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    1. Unicorn Spit doesn't have a binder (like oil based or acrylic paints) it's pure pigment which is why it's so vibrant and colorful. When you mix it with something like the white glue you can easily drag other colors through it to create the marbled look of stained glass. The glue also adds some translucence to it which give is the feel of glass. Hope that helps Dana!

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    1. It really looks like the real thing when you're done. Even I was shocked in the morning after the Glaze Coat cured. Thanks for stopping in Melanie!

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  3. Hey Mark..How you doing.. On this Unicorn Spit, Is their a way to make the colors softer colors or does it come in more Natural colors.. I understand it need something to bind to. What I'm wanting to try is to paint those Cheap Plastic Dressers you get at Walmart. But I would like to do a Geometric pattern on them. Or would I be better going with something different all together??

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    1. Hi Connie, I would probably go with a DecoArt paint like Outdoor Living which is formulated for plastics.

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  4. Need to try this one! This looks much more easy to make than tiffany technique. Will try asap between tiffany works


    stained glass studio

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  5. Need to try this one! This looks much more easy to make than tiffany technique. Will try asap between tiffany works


    stained glass studio

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  6. Once done, would it hold up outside?

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