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Ah I spelled imitation wrong. XD
Another use for those inexpensive second hand frames and cute napkins.

Posted by Jean from Stafford, Virginia, United States • Published See Jean's 24 projects »
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  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find an interesting second hand or dollar store frame.

    I paid 50 cents for this from the local Good Will.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 2
    Step 2

    This pack of napkins has four different designs in it, and they go very well with my bedroom design.

    Too bad they had only one of the frames. :(

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Very carefully peel the printed sheet from the backing of the napkin.

    Remember, some have three layers, you will be working with just the top printed layer.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Check on how you want to center the image on the glass.

    Be careful the image is delicate. Trim off the excess paper. It is ok to leave it a bit larger than you need, it can be trimmed later.

    Better a tad to large than too small.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Clean the glass from the frame and paint one side of it with your decoupage glue, or any glue that will dry clear.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Very gently lay the napkin printed side up on the coated glass. Let dry thoroughly.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once it is dry it is time to clean up the edges.

    I find a nail file works great to remove the small overhangs.

    Very gently draw the file over the edge, pulling toward you. Gently remove all the excess edges.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 8
    Step 8

    If you like how it looks in the frame with the number of coats of decoupage glue on it, secure in the frame, and hang on your wall.

  • How to create a drawing or painting. Imatation Painted Glass Wall Or Window Hangings - Step 9
    Step 9

    You wall hangings are only limited by your imagination!

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Jean
Jean · Stafford, Virginia, US · 24 projects
thank you. i really love the beach one. the frame really suits it. it hangs in the creative room.
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beryl
beryl · Apache Junction, Arizona, US · 36 projects
that is an incredible job! love it!
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Jean
Jean · Stafford, Virginia, US · 24 projects
thank you!!
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tricia m.
tricia m. · Richmond, Virginia, US
great idea!!
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