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Re: [art_education] faux stained glass and painting windows

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  • Lenny Sanz
    Jeryl- What do you use to add color to the plastic after you attach the frame? thanks, Donna, NY On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at 08:08 PM,
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      Jeryl-

      What do you use to add color to the plastic after you attach the frame?

      thanks,
      Donna, NY


      On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at 08:08 PM,
      hollingsworth005@... wrote:

      > 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
      > plastic.
      > 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.
      >
      >
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