- DeSerres acrylic sheet
- Heavy duty utility knife
- Metal ruler
- China marker or Sharpie
- Mango alcohol-based markers
- Rubbing alcohol
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
How to make a stained-glass sculpture
Step 1: Leaving the protective plastic on your acrylic sheet, measure, score and snap it until you have 3 pieces in various sizes.
Step 2: Peel back the protective plastic and colour on the acrylic using alcohol-based markers.
Step 3: Dip a paintbrush in rubbing alcohol and paint over your marker scribbles. The alcohol-based marker ink will be repelled by the alcohol and you will be able to push it around, creating a watercolour like effect. Do this to all 3 pieces.
Step 4: Once your acrylic pieces have dried, cut a piece of foamboard to be the base of your sculpture. With a utility knife, cut grooves in the foamboard that are the width and thickness of your acrylic pieces.
Step 5: Apply a line of hot glue to the bottom edge of your Acrylic pieces and insert them into the foamboard groves. Display this new artistic creation on a desk or in a window where the light can filter through it.
- If the edge of the plastic is rough it can be sanded
- Measure twice, cut once
- Chose colours that layer well as you will be able to see through them and the colours will blend