Declan Smith from Christian Family Centre in Seaton, South Australia brings us these awesome stained glass pieces with a very ghostly cross behind them. (Originally posted July 2012)
They constructed the windows and mosaic cross for their Easter services.
They made the three windows from 4mm acrylic sheeting cut to size and framed with cheap MDF to support them an add a subtle decorative border. After trying a variety of paints on the glass they discovered mixing food coloring and varnish together created a cheap and effective transparent paint that stuck well to the glass. The rested the large windows on black boxes and suspended them from the ceiling.
Along with the windows they also constructed a mosaic mirror cross that hung behind or in front of the windows. This was constructed from cheap Ikea mirrors and stuck to an old wooden cross they had. After sticking on the mirrors the cross was grouted black to get rid of the sharp mirror edges.
Windows (costs in Aust. Dollars)
- Timber – $120
- Acrylic sheets – approximately $400
- Paint, screws, etc. – $60
- Mosaic cross – $70