My name is Beccy. Some of you might know me as the Art tutor that usually runs the Tuesday morning Art Group at The Crescent Centre. With the temporary suspension of courses, I thought I would continue to provide an Arts and Crafts activity every Tuesday morning for the members of my group and for anyone else who would like to join us. Where possible I will try and use materials that people would likely have at home.
Today I will be teaching you a really simple way to create a stained glass effect piece of art to brighten up your windows.
You will need:
- some permanent pens
- a sheet of paper
- a plastic sleeve/pocket or something similar. Grease proof paper or tracing paper can also be used and although it’s not see-through, it can still look quite effective.
Firstly you draw your design on your sheet of paper. I used a star cookie cutter to make my outline and then divided it up to create an abstract pattern, but you can do any picture or pattern you like. You can print or trace a picture or even use a page from a colouring book.
Next, slip your paper inside the plastic sleeve. This stops it moving around when you colour it in.
Now you can get creative and colour in the picture directly onto the plastic. When you have finished colouring it, I would leave it to dry for a few minutes and then use black marker to go over all the outlines.
You can now cut out your picture and stick it in your window!
I hope you have enjoyed this activity. If you would like to ask any questions or you have any ideas, then please get in touch via my social media. You can find me on facebook, instagram and twitter as: The Crafty Hare UK (@thecraftyhareuk)
I would love to see your creations so please share a photo!
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