How To Use Decorative Window Film
How To Use Decorative Window Film
This video demonstrates how to use decorative window films which are great additions to your crafts.
Hello, my name's Kevin Shenton. I'm the UK manager of Marabu Creative. We've managed to put together a range of videos showing all aspects of fabric, textile painting along with glass painting and porcelain painting.
Decorative window film was put together to show an easy way of decorating your exterior windows or any windows or vases for that fact. The film is quite simple. It's a peel-off plastic film with an exterior grade adhesive with a release paper.
Now, this film is ideal for working horizontally and the film gives you a permanent fix when completed. Chrissie's now going to go on and show you how that film works in situation. We're now going to help you a little bit because sometimes it's very difficult to do freehand designs so Chrissie's going to use one of the peel-offs.
These are traditionally used in card making where they are generally easy to create a wonderful design. This design that Chrissie has picked today comes on a standard sheet with various designs and Chrissie's picked a nice outline design with a rose in the middle and what we're going to do is adhere that down to the plastic film on the surface of the film, not on the release paper side, on the surface of the film, and we're now going to decorate that with our Decorglas water-based glass paint. This saves you the need to use the glass outliner which we showed you earlier.
And I think Chrissie's picking now purple. Now, these water-based paints are dry within about 40 minutes and Chrissie's going to use a large natural tip brush to work with and you'll find that she'll probably work from the outside in, decorating the individual film. The water-based paint from Marabu works very well with these peel-offs and it's easily applied using the outline as your guide to work with the individual paint.
And as you can see there, very quickly, Chrissie's decorated one small area. What we're going to do now is possibly another area using the same colour paint. Again, the same effect, she's worked away from the area she's decorated because obviously that area is still wet and will take, as I mentioned before, up to 40 minutes before it's dried.
Now, as she kind of finish that colour, go on to another, and you see it's quite easy, with that normal pot of water, she's cleaned the brush out, use a little bit of tissue, reseal the paint because obviously you want to make sure that it's sealed because they dry out very quickly and she's now going to go on and decorate with another colour within the water-based Decorglas range. Now just to let you know why we're on this, there are various glass paints you can buy. We've chosen today for this demonstration, a water-based paint, Decorglas by Marabu, because again it washes out very cleanly in water, it's still permanent when used externally, it's lightfast so the colours will not fade, it can last up to 10 years quite happily, and again they're very easy to use.
You can also use a solvent based paint that Marabu make and this is called Glass Art. And the Glass Art paint, again you need perhaps exactly in the same way, you need to have white spirit as your cleaning agent. But again, as you see with Chrissie here, excellent work being done decorating from the outside in but showing perfectly how well these cover.
Now, this, as we've worked on this film, we would then cut the design out of the end but we'll show you that later.