Decorating Windows with Washable Markers?

November 4, 2013

Drawing with markers.Does anyone use window markers for decorating windows for the holidays? If so, do you use templates and which are the best markers to use?

By Robyn from TN



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Hiya Robyn! Hope all is well in TN and you're all gearing up for a wonderful holiday season!

I've used cheap and cheerful 'MarksALot' and Sharpie pens+stencils to create faux stained glass windows - but what really creates the total WOW is using the black MarksALot pen to outline the design, then filling in with...

Dollar General watercolour paint sets!

I've also used those pots of poster paint, it depends on the look you are after. If you want the translucent, sheer look, use the water colours; if you want a genuine 'church window' look, go for the poster paints thinned about 1 part water to two-three parts poster paint.


The marking pen creates the look of the leaded 'connector' and the paint creates the look of stained/coloured glass.

In the early 70s I did an entire grocery store window (nativity scene) using the 1-3 ratio and the window looked amazing. An artistic friend drew the outlines with the pen then I filled it in with the paint. Gorgeous, and washed away after Epiphany with Windex and rags.

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