A stained glass door is surprisingly easy to make, and will add flair to any room you put it in. Just follow these simple steps, and you can have one of your own in no time.
Step 1 - Find a Pattern Book
Unless you are a skilled artist, you may want to use a pattern book for your design. This will help you get the best look possible for your door.
Step 2 - Transfer to Glass
Once the pattern is traced out, go ahead and transfer this to the glass using the graphite pencil. Graphite is best option because it will wash off easily.
Step 3 - Lay Newspaper
Prepare to start painting by laying out the newspaper or tarping. Make sure you have enough room to maneuver around the piece of glass.
Step 4 - Outline
Use the tubing paint, which you can find at any craft store, slowly outline the pattern. The tubing helps to keep the paint in place.
Step 5 - Paint
Once the tubing is completely dry, which usually takes about two hours, start painting the interior design. Glass paint is different from other paints, and since it will show brushstrokes in much more detail, take extra care with your strokes.
Step 6 - Set the Paint
Once the paint is on, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for setting the paint. Most of them just have to dry completely.
Now you have your own stained glass to show off in any door or window you choose!