DIY Stained Glass Windows


We’re putting a Valentine twist on the Tissue Paper and Window Collage over at Filth Wizardry. The colors are just gorgeous and I couldn’t be happier with the finished result.

Blue School Gel for Tissue Paper Collage on Glass
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The “how-to” over at Filth Wizardry calls for clear glue pens which I haven’t been able to locate. Instead, we used Elmer’s washable school gel (watered down) and foam brushes. The collage has held up nicely so far, let’s hope it lasts through February – we need a pop of color over here!

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Autumn Crafts: No leaves? No problem!

A roundup of simple leaf crafts for southern folks — colorful leaves not required! I always feel bad for the folks down south when fall arrives. Come winter I wish I lived there where it’s warmer, but autumn is glorious in the Northeastern US. Judging by what’s popular on Pinterest, it seems everyone wants to welcome the season with pumpkins, Indian corn and colored leaves … Continue reading Autumn Crafts: No leaves? No problem!

Batik on Paper Revisited for Valentine’s Day

My daughter informed me this morning that since it’s Valentine’s Day, M&Ms were in order for breakfast. As cute as she was (especially with her pronouncing them m-E-m’s) we settled on a few red ones to celebrate and had our usual egg breakfast. I’ve received many emails about the batik on paper technique featured here. I guess Pinterest has really taken off, hundreds and hundreds … Continue reading Batik on Paper Revisited for Valentine’s Day

Setting Up Our Art Room and a Case of Blue Measles

I’ve unearthed a few great photos from my old computer: Modern Parents Messy Kids I took this shortly after our move to the new house when I let Claire loose with a bunch of paint and paper to keep her occupied while I neatly (ha!) unpacked our belongings. Unbeknownst to me she discovered spatter painting and seemed to have missed the paper but did a … Continue reading Setting Up Our Art Room and a Case of Blue Measles

Watercolor Autumn Garland

Is there nothing you CAN’T make beautiful with liquid watercolors? We’ve used them to dye macaroni, as the color base for bathtub puffy paint and as part of our watercolor and batik on paper experiment but my favorite media to drip the saturated color on has to be coffee filters. I love watching Claire concentrate with her tongue poking out of pursed lips (so like … Continue reading Watercolor Autumn Garland

Batik on Paper + Salt Watercolor Experimentation

This amazing piece of abstract art is the result of a failed experiment, it just goes to show… mistakes are often magic in the making! Elmer’s blue school gel can be used to make batik fabric, it peels right off and leaves behind contrasting white stripes. I hoped to recreate the same thing on paper (like you would with rubber cement, but a less stinky option … Continue reading Batik on Paper + Salt Watercolor Experimentation