“Stained Glass” Sun Catchers – April 2019
- Coloring page printed on printer paper
- Sharpie type markers-fine point work best
- Mason jar screw band-wide mouth or regular
- Glue-Elmer’s School glue is what I used
- Cooking oil of any variety
- Cotton balls
- Ribbon -25” or so
- Pen or pencil
- Q tips-optional
- Work surface protection
- Place the screw band on the coloring page and trace the outside of the band using either pen or pencil.
- Color inside the circle using markers.
- Place the colored page on top of wax paper or paper towel.
- Using the cotton ball lightly coat the colored part of the paper with cooking oil.
- Let dry.
- Turn over the paper and lightly coat the back of the paper.
- Let dry.
- Cut the circle out, cutting slightly inside the line drawn earlier.
- Dry fit the circle to the inside of the screw band, trimming as needed.
- You want to trim just enough so the paper will lay flat inside the screw band but still touching all the inner edges.
- Remove the paper and place a thin line of glue around
the inner edge of the rim.
- A q-tip might be helpful.
- Press the circle of paper onto the rim and let dry.
- Wipe off any excess glue that might have seeped thru to the front.
- Wrap the ribbon around the screw band and knot, having the knot at the top of the picture.
- Knot the end of the ribbon.
- Hang in a window and enjoy the “stain glass” sun catcher.
- Colored pencils do not give you that translucent effect.
- I used skinny ribbon but any width ribbon will work.
- The ribbon used will determine if you need to glue the ribbon to the screw band or not.