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A Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired stained glass rose ring!
After our visit to House For An Art Lover in Glasgow, I was left so inspired by the stained glass roses that decorate the house that I decided to recreate the design as a ring using shrink plastic.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by sketching your rose design on a piece of paper using a thick black marker pen. Start by drawing a loop or circle and then continue making it larger and adding additional loops around the first.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 2
    Step 2

    When you're happy with the design, thicken up the lines a little with the black pen.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the template using scissors.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trace around the template onto black and clear shrink plastic.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut out the shrink plastic roses.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use the scissors or a cutting knife, to remove the white areas from the paper rose template.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a cutting knife to cut the shrink plastic to the same design.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place the cutout black rose on top of the clear shrink plastic rose and start filling in the petals with a pink marker.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 9
    Step 9

    Alternate between pink and red until the flower is complete.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 10
    Step 10

    Bake the shrink plastic roses in a warm oven for a few minutes until shrunken and flatten with a book.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 11
    Step 11

    Once cool, glue the black rose onto the clear rose.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 12
    Step 12

    Finally glue the rose onto a ring base.

  • How to make a plastic ring. Stained Glass Rose Ring - Step 13
    Step 13

    You're ring is ready to wear when the glue has dried. Hold it up to the light to see the stained glass effect.

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