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There are paints made for specifically for painting on glass. They are
just called.... glass stains! Look for the water-based ones. They flow
easily (watch out for air bubbles though) and can also be mixed (
flowed onto the glass) to create a tye-tyed look. Some are even textured
or have a crackle effect. There is also a product ..... simulated lead.
It dries hard and is black in color like "real" lead. You can even
aluminum foil (crinkle it first) the back of the glass. The foil shows
through the transparent paint, reflecting light, providing a different
textural effect under the surface of the stain, as well as, hiding
painting mistakes or uneven brushstrokes.
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One of my students wants to make a plastic box for her art tools. I told her
yall might have some ideas. She could purchase a sheet of Plexiglas-type
material, and we could cut it to the right size and shapes for the sides and
lid, but how could she join the sides? With an adhesive? Some kind of tape? I
suppose hinges could be used for opening the lid?
Also, she will be making it look like stained glass. Perhaps using silver or
gold car pin-striping tape for the inside leading, and colored plastic
sheets. Any other ideas for that kind of effect? Perhaps paints that work
very well on Plexiglas and give a transparent look?
Karla in Arkansas