Dance Deco - Stained Glass Windows

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  1. ku_alum

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    This is my first year as a prom sponsor (but I've decorated for many a Homecoming Dance).

    I'm trying to problem solve how to make (cheaply) a dozen large (I'm thinking 5' by 3') stained glass windows.

    Does anyone know if painting on plastic sheeting is doable? Can a clear shower curtain be painted?

    I think it would be easy to use a black narrow tape to create the outlines, and then fill in the areas with different colored paints. But, I'm not sure of the surface to use. We can have lighting behind to illuminate the "window."
     
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    Thinking...
     
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    We made them every year as kids. My mom would cut out the leaded shapes from butcher paper and we would fill in the shapes with craypas on white paper. I think if you use oil over it, it becomes more translucent. We didn't do that, just put in our window with a light behind it.
     
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    You could color with sharpie on laminating film
    Or colored tissue paper glued with white glue/mod podge to plastic sheeting / maybe shower liner?

    Found this...our K kids do something like this:

    fun-a-day.com/tissue-paper-stained-glass-spring/
     
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    Hmm ... these are ideas to try.
    The size I'm wanting is a bit problematic. And, I think I want a specific design for at least a portion of the window. Something like this: http://suillean.deviantart.com/art/Stained-Glass-30943873
    The prom is inspired by Beauty and the Beast (no characters, but the the ball room). Students voted on the theme idea - this was the winner.
     
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    Plaid makes a product called Gallery Glass that is essentially a liquid plastic. There's also Liquid Leading. Might be kind of expensive for the size you want to do, though.
     
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    I used this on a window in my home years ago. It comes out very nice, but as you mentioned, would be cost prohibitive for a temporary (one night) application.
     

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