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Some practical guidelines for Stained-Glass Window Painting

Most of the commercially available stained-glass window paintings are expensive. But if you give it a try, you yourself can come up with your own creation of stained-glass window painting which will not only be inexpensive but also will have all the glamour of the commercially available one. The best part of this is that you can easily get all the necessary materials in ordinary craft stores as they are produced by many manufacturers or you can go for online purchasing. Moreover you can have a variety of color combinations available at your doorstep. For getting the rich look of a commercially available stained-glass window painting, it is always nice to purchase a thick paint, preferably in black, silver or gold. In addition to using the leading paint, readymade adhesive-back imitation leading strips are also available. But a word of caution is that if you are engaged in an intricate design which demands a lot of leading, it will turn out to be much more expensive than going for using the liquid leading. Another problem is that you will have to apply your design directly to the window. On the other hand, if you try using the liquid leading, you will have the option of not working directly on the window. Once you have become a master in applying liquid leading, which you can easily become by learning few tricks, you will be rewarded with good results.

For doing this, follow the procedure given below: by taking care not to touch the test surface, gently guide the leading to slowly flow down to occupy its appropriate place. Once the leading is dry, just fill in the areas within your leading with appropriate colors to give it a rich look. Allow a day or two for the entire leading to dry completely. After that you can peel off the whole design and stick it on your window where you want it. The best part of using liquid leading is that you can go on sticking and peeling the whole design until you are satisfied with its position, with ease. Once you have placed all the pieces in their proper order, you can fill in the surrounding areas with clear or opaque white. You can give the final Midas touch by filling the readymade molds that come in a variety of designs and shapes, with the paint and allow it to dry before removing them from the molds and then finally applying the design on to your window.

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