Now I used to be very keen on glass painting about 25 years ago, and much of it I did on acetate to make into cards, so although my paints and outliners were long since used up, I still had all the brushes and a large cardboard folder full of design templates to trace, so we had plenty of ideas to work with.
First of all, I showed them how to use the outliner, and got them to choose and trace designs on to sheets of acetate, while I set to to reclaim the acetate packaging so we had more to work with - it would be a pity to throw away packaging that could be used with its contents! We all found the outliner to be rather thick, coarse and hard to handle. I think it may be designed for use on large areas of glass rather than small designs, so now I have the paints and have rekindled my interest, I think I'll buy the finer outliner I'm more used to.
Once the outline was dry - which took about 2 hours and not the 72 hours stated on the pack - we set to to paint our designs. 6 year old Holly is a very impatient girl yet she had chosen a relatively complex design and was totally absorbed in it!
Here is our finished work:
|Holly with her butterfly design|
|Lara with her sunshine design|
and finally my own, made using the repurposed packaging and then cut out and mounted on a card using spray adhesive
No, you don't get a photo of me holding mine against a window!
I am sharing this with Jingle Belles where it is their annual Earth Day Recycling challenge