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Wrought Iron Double Hung Window

By: Carol Smith
Carol Smith
Carol Smith

My mantra is, "busy hands, happy heart!" I have always enjoyed making stained glass and selling my projects at craft fairs. I have been heavily involved with the many brands of Plaid paints for the last 25 years—my favorite being the Gallery Glass, which I helped develop. I have also been on QVC, HSN, QVC London and The Shopping Channel in Toronto as Plaid’s spokesperson. 

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stained glass. I learned to do leaded glass in college, but soon discovered that I could do the same design with glass paint in about one twentieth of the time required to cut the glass and solder the joints of traditional stained glass. I was hooked! Since then I have squeezed out thousands of miles of Liquid Leading and even developed a technique for creating a design on a window--without taking it out of the wall. I regard hobbies as "productive leisure". They build self esteem--not to mention the therapeutic value of working with your hands. 

Transform any window into a stained glass window in a weekend! It is fun and easy to do with Gallery Glass®! Simply transfer the pattern, lead the design, and color. When it is time to redecorate, remove the design and replace with another!
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Supplies

Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Cameo Ivory, 2 oz.
Item #16003
Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene & more. Also perfect for creating colorful reusable window clings. Its unique, water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally. Dries in 8 hours. cures in 7 days. Permanent on styrene and plexiglass, but removable on glass.


Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Rose Quartz, 2 oz.
Item #16016
Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene & more. Also perfect for creating colorful reusable window clings. Its unique, water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally. Dries in 8 hours. cures in 7 days. Permanent, but removable.


Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Berry Red, 2 oz.
Item #16023
Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene & more. Also perfect for creating colorful reusable window clings. Its unique, water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally. Dries in 8 hours. cures in 7 days. Permanent on styrene and plexiglass, but removable on glass.


Gallery Glass ® Liquid Leading™ - Black, 4 oz.
Item #16076
For intricate, detailed designs, use Liquid Leading ™ to create the look of real leading lines with this waterbased, non-toxic formula. Applicator tip allows for clean, easy leading lines. Let dry 8 hours then you're ready to paint. In three convenient sizes, perfect for any size project.


Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Crystal Clear, 8 oz.
Item #16081
Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene & more. Also perfect for creating colorful reusable window clings. Its unique, water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally. Dries in 8 hours. cures in 7 days. Permanent on styrene and plexiglass, but removable on glass.


Gallery Glass ® Redi-Lead™ Value Pack
Item #16690
Great for larger projects - this value pack includes 72 linear feet of Redi-Lead. Create perfect leading strips every time with foolproof Redi-Lead ™. Simply peel, position on surface and "solder" joints with Liquid Leading ™. Combine with other members of the Redi-Lead family for quick and easy leading solutions.


Other Supplies
Paper Towels
Nut pick
Scissors
Transfer Paper (optional
Craft knife or cutter from tool kit set

Instructions

1.      Enlarge pattern to desired size. Pattern given is the lower left quadrant for one window. The pattern will need to be repeated for the entire window. For the lower right quadrant of the window, repeat the pattern as a mirror image. For the top left quadrant of the window, repeat the pattern as an upside down mirror image, leaving off the vines and using only the wrought iron. For the top right quadrant, use the top left quadrant as a mirror image.

 

2.      If you have access to the outside of the window, you may want to tape the pattern to the back of the glass. If access is not convenient transfer the pattern onto the glass with transfer paper. To do this, place the darkest side of the transfer paper against the inside glass and place the pattern on top of it. Trace the lines of the pattern firmly with a pencil.

 

3.      To obtain a mirror image of the pattern, put against a bright window and trace the design on the back of the paper, following the shadow of the ink on the original side. Use this side as your template when the reverse of the image is needed to complete the design.

 

4.      Peel up Redi-Lead strips from backing.

 

5.      Press the strip onto glass on top of pattern or transferred line of design.
(Note: Although strips may be curved to it lines, do not stretch the strips. Do not handle the strips more than necessary, or they may not adhere properly)    

           

6.      Continue adding leading to pattern lines. If a pattern is longer than your strip piece strips together end to end. Intersecting lines should be trimmed so that they meet; do not overlap leading strips.

 

7.      Touch up all joints with Liquid Leading Let joints dry thoroughly before applying Window Color paint.  Use sparingly. Remove excess with paper towel.

 

8.      You are now ready to add Window Color. Do not shake Window Color bottles. Small bubbles in the paint are normal. Numbers on the pattern correspond to the last two digits of the colors stock number on the bottle. (E.G. Kelly Green's stock number is 16008 and is indicated on the color key as 08.)

 

9.      Start at the top left corner of the window and apply color to one section at a time by squeezing it from the bottle on to the glass. Run a thin line of paint across the top of the section, wiggling the tip back & forth as you move left to right. Repeat moving side to side, and downwards to the end of the section. Apply paint thickly enough to prevent light from showing through.

 

10.  After you have applied paint to a section, hold the pointed end of the nut pick to the glass and comb or stroke back and forth quickly in straight lines through the paint. All colors except Crystal Clear should be combed. Crystal Clear should remain bumpy.

 

11.  Repeat the process until you have finished the complete pattern.

 

12.  Window Color projects usually dry in 8 hours and cure in 3-7 days. Allow projects to cure at least one week before cleaning.

 

13.  To clean, spray a very light mist of water on a soft cloth and wipe the surface gently. Do not use abrasive or solvent based cleaning product or too much water to clean your project.

 

 

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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