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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Paper Stain Glass Window

What you'll need:
-White Paper
-Vegetable Oil
-Cotton Balls
-Iron & Ironing Board (Optional)

The how to:
-Print out or draw a picture on your white paper.  Then color it with crayons.  The picture looks best if you color all the white areas and you color very dark with the crayons.
-(This step is optional)  Next I like to Iron my colored paper.  This melts the crayon into the paper and gives it a smooth look.  When you Iron you paper make sure you place a blank paper underneath and over the top of your colored paper,  then Iron it.
-Use the cotton balls to spread the vegetable oil onto the paper.  Spread the oil on both sides of your drawing until the paper is saturated.
-Use some paper towels to wipe of any extra oil.
-Your picture is ready for hanging!


Afreaka said...

Very pretty!

Carolyn (Dragon) said...


Jema Rose said...

Great idea!

: )

Cheryl said...

Doing this as an "All Other Craft" project with our middle school 4H-ers next week. Thanks for the instructions!

Marjie said...

Hello! I love your project and was wondering what lb. paper you use for this? Or what "kind" of paper should you use for this. Do you make the crayon thick or does that not matter? Thank you so much for sharing your project. It looks fun :)

Marjie said...

p.s I love what you created here too! :)

Marjie said...

So sorry for the extra comment but I was wondering if you are supposed to put crayon on only one side or both....thank you! I start teaching middle school art next week and thought I might try with 6th graders. :)

Merry said...

I just used white printer paper and I only colored one side.

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me the purpose of applying the vegetable oil to the drawing? Thank you