Monday, September 3, 2012

Tissue Paper "Stained Glass" Window

Our "Stained Glass" Window was a month long family project that we are all very proud of! I got the idea from Filth Wizardry a few years ago, and have kept it in the back of my mind until I that L was old enough to participate. I couldn't wait to get our own beautiful stained glass window started!

We simply used water soluable clear glue sticks, tissue paper, and crepe paper. Because the glue is water soluable, when we are ready to take it down (and we'll have to when our lease is up), soap and water and some scrubbing will take it right off. For now though, we are loving our labor of love collaborative LARGE piece of artwork right in the living room. My favorite time of day is late afternoon when the sun comes pouring through, illuminating all the colors.
Such a peaceful and heartwarming feeling! I am going to be terribly sad when we have to take it down. Perhaps we'll make another PERMANENT one when we buy a house next year! :)

I especially loved when my stepson J(14), got in on the action.
He has such a creative mind and I was always excited to see him over at the window.

even now as it's complete, we leave a small tip sharpie by the window
in case anyone wants to add little details.

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  1. I love it! You could also use contact paper to make smaller ones. Stopping by from Sun Scholars. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

  2. Wow! It looks BEAUTIFUL! How very wonderful indeed. You must be so pleased with it!

    Thanks for joining in with Kids Get Arty! We try and encourage people to explore a Great Artists with our "Kids Get Arty" projects too and then creating a piece of at that is link to that artists... would love to see who and what you come up with next time?! The Next Kids Grt Arty is in November


  3. This is beautiful too! (I just found your blog and am spending the better part of my evening just reading through and enjoying myself....sooo much more fun than laundry!) What a wonderful idea!


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