What’s the idea?
Creating a rainbow stained glass effect Pride flag on your window, using masking tape and Posca pens or paint
What’s the story?
I’d seen a couple of windows around my local area where people had painted a stained-glass effect, clearly by using masking tape.
I decided to steal this idea and do a Pride flag version of a stained glass window!
People should do this because…?
Celebrate Pride month and entertain yourself for a couple of hours! These stained glass windows are one of those things where the final effect looks like it took more time, effort and skill than it really did!
How do you do it?
- Using masking tape, tape off the entire edge of a windowpane (on the indoors’ side!)
- Measure and divide your pane into 6 equal-sized horizontal strips and mark these out faintly with a pencil.
- Now, use a mixture of longer and shorter strips to make a random pattern on the plane, sticking the edges down well.
- As you go, use your markings to envisage the 6 different coloured strips and make sure you will have enough sections to make a strip right across the pane in each colour.
- Take your pens (we used Posca pens) or paint, and mark with a little dab in each little section what colour it should be. Make sure to have a strip right across the full width in each colour.
- Colour in your sections.
- Remove the masking tape!
Stuff you may need
- Painter’s masking tape
- Posca pens or similar, or paint
- Maybe something to cover surfaces below in case of drips
- A step ladder, depending on how high your window is!