Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Stained glass project tutorial

Hi all,

I thought I would share with you a simple tutorial for making fake stained glass windows for your dolls house projects.  

As you can see they can be made in a variety of designs and can be framed easily. 

You will need: 

Graph paper
Craft knife
Black card
Permanent markers 
laminating punch
Masking tape
Laminating machine

Step 1: 
Sketch your stained glass designs.  It's helpful to do this onto graph paper so you can be sure your lines are straight.  

Step 2:

Use your craft knife and ruler to cut some 1mm strips from black card.  They may curl up when you cut them but they straighten out easily when stretched.  

Step 3:
Open up your laminating punch and stick it over your chosen design.  You need to have the inside surface of the pouch uppermost as you will be creating your stained glass design inside the pouch. 

Step 4:
Start sticking the black card strips over the lines of your design.  Use your ruler to make sure your card lines are straight. 

Your design will take shape quickly.  It's better to work from right to left and top to bottom.  
Keep going until the lines of your design are completely covered.  

Step 5:
Use permanent marker to colour in sections of your design.  You can add as much or as little colour as you like.  

Step 6:
Close your laminating pouch and put it through your laminating machine.  Make sure it is at the correct temperature or setting for the pouch you are using.  

Finally enjoy your finished fake stained glass....

You can trim your laminating pouch and put it into an existing window frame or make your own frame by sandwiching the edges of the window in wood pieces.  

I hope you enjoy this little project.  Please let me know if you try it out.

Take care

Natalie x