Re: [art_education] faux stained glass and painting windows
What do you use to add color to the plastic after you attach the frame?
On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at 08:08 PM,
> I use film that would be wasted from our laminating machine. We have a
> big machine and every time someone runs it, there is about 14 inches
> that is wasted at the beginning. I put a box in the workroom and
> people put their scraps in it. It is pretty heavy and clear. Students
> draw their design on white paper first (they usually trace a circle
> from a lid or something)I have some sheets from a stained glass
> coloring book that they can look at but I make them use a bigger
> circle so they can't trace those. After they draw their design they
> just lay the plastic over it and trace over it-we use sharpies. Would
> gel markers smear or are they permanent-I'm betting not. Then they
> make a frame with black paper and staple it on-glue pops off the
> On another note, I've been taking kids to the local post office for
> the last 10 years to paint all the windows at Christmas. I squirt some
> liquid soap in the paint so it is easier to clean off. We do 24 big
> windows and every year I think the postmaster will be so tired of
> cleaning it off that he won't call back. He called this morning.
> Jeryl in SC
> note on value issue--thanks for the ideas of trying more lighting and
> different backgrounds-I'm going to snag a kid during my planning time
> tomorrow and experiment.