We have this issue with our front door. It's the only thing that separates us from the rest of the world. No foyer, no sprawling yard. Only a few short feet away is the sidewalk where people (strangers) can stroll by and see directly into our house. But DecoArt's faux stained glass is here to help!
The other issue is that our home is very dark on the inside. I need to expose all the light I can get. So covering up the windows is not a great option either. Enter DecoArt!
DecoArt has this amazing line of all sorts of paints you can use to decorate glass.
✓Americana Gloss Enamels have excellent coverage and a superb gloss finish that make them the best paint for decorating glass, tiles, glazed ceramics, and other non-porous surfaces.
✓Glass stain (which I used for this project) permanent, transparent colors with a glossy sheen ideal for filling suncatchers or staining on glass or clear plastic.
For this project I used their clear glass stain.
I went to a glass shop and had them cut their cheapest plexiglass for me in the sizes that I needed. All together this cost $25. To make the design first, I used the black 3D opaque gloss enamel to create my lines. I outlined the edges of the plexiglass.
Then I made a square design and printed it out on my computer. If you like this design, just copy the jpeg below.
I then taped them together to the size of my plexiglass pieces.
I then placed the paper under the plexiglass and traced the design with the black.
I let dry 24 hours. When I came back I applied DecoArt's clear glass stain. To make the glass look warped like real stained glass I applied the liquid in squiggly lines.
I let dry 24 hours. When everything was dry I hot glued the plexiglass pieces in my window! Done.