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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Faux Stained Glass using Aluminum Foil and Sharpies

This is a really fun and engaging lesson I found HERE on the Kinder Art website. 
I modified the steps a bit. These turn out really beautiful with wonderful colour effects that these photos aren't able to capture!

We used plastic sheet protectors. Students looked online for photo inspiration. On regular photocopy paper (which fits in the page protector), students drew out their image in pencil. They had to make sure to turn it into stained glass effect by fracturing up the image. Slide the finished drawing into the page protector and then outline the drawing using a black permanent marker. Then colour it all in using coloured permanent markers.
Then, get a piece of cardboard the same size as the paper (81/2 x 11"). You'll also need a piece of aluminum foil about an inch larger than the cardboard. Crumple up the foil really well a couple of times and then smooth it out flat again. It should be all textured now.

Glue and wrap the foil to the cardboard. Then cut the page protector apart so it's only one sheet. Then staple the image on top of the foil. For the rectangular artworks, students used coloured mini duck tape to wrap the edges. 


Because of the reflective nature of these, they were super tricky to photograph!
This lesson is a great tie-in to Medieval Art if you teach that as part of your curriculum.

Close-up detail photo


Rachel R. said...

I blog at titus2homemaker.com and I'm working on a blog post about projects inspired by various famous artists. I'm planning to link to this post as a means of exploring Louis Tiffany, and was wondering if I could have your permission to use one of your images in my post?

Miss said...

Hi Rachel, Thanks for your comment. I'd prefer if you didn't use my images. Thank you for asking- I really appreciate it :)

Anonymous said...

This art project looks stunning. I love the ones in your latest email with the overhead transparencies. Very effective and brilliant!

Miss said...

Thank you Anonymous :)

Anonymous said...

Do you think these could be laminated? Without the cardboard in a machine?

Miss said...

Anonymous, I imagine the laminator, depending on the type, might melt the page protector plastic. You could test it on a small sample first.

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