Faux Stained Glass

What's that saying? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness...

I guess that's how I look at my stained glass creations.

When I was a little girl, my Aunt Becky created stained glass art. One day, she took me to her workshop and I got to spend the day watching her create... and as a parting gift, she left me with this simple, yet elegant stained glass heart.

When I got older, I used paint to create a stained glass window in my home because the window over the kitchen sink had an ugly view of the fence/storage area on the side of our home.

Years later, when I got into creating art jars, I thought about my Aunt's beautiful heart and created my own little version.

If you're interested in creating your own stained glass art jar, you just need to pick up food coloring, Mod Podge® (choose the outdoor finish), a foam sponge brush, and an old glass jar.

Mix the food coloring with the Mod Podge® then use the brush to tap it onto the outside of the jar.

Allow to dry.

If it's too light, apply another layer.

Keep applying layers, drying in-between, until you get the depth of color you want. It's that simple!

Photos by Alyice Edrich. Copyright, Alyice Edrich