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Re: faux stained glass

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Nov 10 2000 - 20:17:47 PST


In a message dated 11/10/00 4:34:36 PM Central Standard Time,
davisli@LODI.K12.WI.US writes:

<< This may be a stupid question, but do you buy glue that is already black
or do you have to color it with some type of pigment? This sounds great!!! >>

Inquiring minds don;t ask stupid questions! You can buy black glue - I
first found
it at the grocery store - think someone goofed in their ordering. I bought
all they
had and haven;t see it since except in one of the catalogues - ask Judy of Sax
she;ll know. I did mix my own today and it is a mess. I should have ordered
it
long ago but forgot again and again. So buying it is best but you can mix it-
one year I used india ink and it really stained the kids hands - they always
get it on them so this year I mixed black tempera with school glue - so maybe
it will be washable. It is messy mixing - had to stick a long stick into
each glue bottle and stir and stir and it still looks unmixed. I had always
had our highschool Industrial
Tech. class cut up the plexiglass scraps into about 4 x 5 pieces but this
year am
going to let the kids have bigger pieces since I am starting fairly early
this year.
One girl is so thrilled as she said her parents have a window that they want
to
buy a stained glass piece.for!!! How perfect for her.

Good luck with your faux stained glass - they do turn out so well - make them
plan plan and plan.and draw big - little details don;t work well. Let me
know how they turn out. Roberta