Table of contents:
- Natural frost pattern on the window
- Frost pattern imitation
- Chemical hoarfrost
- Wood glue
- Toothpaste painting
- Winter Pattern Pattern
- Frost patterns for kids
- Artificial snow
- Snowflakes for windows
It's hard to find a person who would not admire at least once in the winter the view of frozen moisture on the glass. Amazingly beautiful frosty pattern on the window, it turns out, you can create with your own hands. And it's not that hard.
Anyone can try to make a simple or more intricate winter composition even inside the home: on a glass interior door, cabinet door or mirror. And for this, frost and moisture are not needed at all.
There are several ways to create a winter mood in your home. Let's try to figure out what is needed for this and what skills will be required from the performer.
Natural frost pattern on the window
Winter stains on glass are, in fact, frost that forms under certain conditions on tree branches, wires and any other surface. This happens when the temperature drops below zero degrees. Moisture in the surrounding air freezes, turns into a solid state and settles in the form of ice crystals on surfaces that have turned up.
The same thing happens with windows. The seemingly even glass actually has slightscratches and cracks. They contain particles of dust. Ice crystals that fall on this heterogeneous and uneven surface, especially when exposed to gusts of wind, form a unique frosty pattern.
Unfortunately, with the advent of the sun or heat, this beauty disappears. Modern plastic windows exclude the possibility of frost stains. Their double-glazed windows are reliably insulated, they do not fog up from the inside and do not allow freezing of the interior space.
But how can you stop an artistic person who wants to create a frosty pattern on his window pane in the summer? Of course not!
Frost pattern imitation
If there are no two main factors - moisture and glass, cooled to a negative temperature - the occurrence of natural frost on the window is impossible. After learning the reasons for the formation of frost patterns, you can try to create them in the summer.
Chemical reactions of crystallization of certain solutions come to the rescue. Known methods for the formation of imitation of frosty patterns using magnesium sulfate (other names: magnesia, bitter or Epsom s alt). You can use sodium thiosulfate for these purposes (also known as antichlor, hyposulfite, photographic fixer).
These chemicals are non-hazardous and can be purchased from pharmacies or chemical stores and, with minimal safety requirements, can be used for decorative purposes to mimic a frosty pattern.
Still need brushesfor drawing a picture, you can use cotton pads, a sponge or other objects suitable for this. To speed up the evaporation of moisture, it is convenient to use a hair dryer.
To create a frosty pattern using magnesium sulfate, you need to dilute 50 mg of this substance in 100 g of beer and draw stains with a brush on a cleanly washed and dried window with this solution. After drying (you can speed up the process with a hairdryer), magnesia crystals will appear on the surface.
Another version of the working solution: the same magnesium sulfate, but boiled water is used instead of beer and a tablespoon of diluted gelatin is added. A brush, sponge or rag swab is used. The solution is applied with chaotic and erratic movements on degreased glass.
Frost patterns on glass using sodium thiosulfate are formed after the evaporation of moisture from a working solution prepared from 40 g of this substance dissolved in a glass of water. The chemical pattern in this case will be white, denser, opaque, reminiscent of snow.
The technique for creating a drawing is selected individually. After several trials, certain skills can be developed. You need to try to depict frosty stains, "feathers", curls, impromptu snowflakes. The solution after an unsuccessful attempt can be easily removed with a damp cloth and repeat the creative process again.
Earlier in Soviet times, frosty patterns on glass were obtained using wood glue. It was necessary to remove gloss from the surface, process it tolight haze with sandpaper or sand with an abrasive. The bottom line is that tile or granular wood glue soaked in water and swollen during hardening dries out, wrinkles and shrinks in an unpredictable way.
If such a composition, heated to a fluid state in a water bath, is applied with a layer of up to 3 mm on glass treated to a haze, then in a day it will begin to dry out. The composition glued to the surface, shrinking during the hardening process, will form a network of unique patterns. When finished, crumbled particles are carefully brushed away.
Glass for such hoarfrost should not be chosen thin, otherwise it will simply be bent and deformed by the tension force of the drying wood glue. The working composition is applied to a flat horizontal surface and left for a day.
This frosty pattern remains forever. Wipe the dust and wash the glass after exposure to wood glue should be careful - the sharp edges of the pattern can injure the skin.
Not everyone dares to paint window panes, arguing that they lack artistic abilities or unwillingness to clean windows from paint. But with the help of such material, easily washable drawings can be obtained. Frosty patterns with toothpaste are safe, this technology is available even to children.
Glasses after unsuccessful creative processes are easy to clean and even shine better after that. And creativity can be limited to just spraying dissolved toothpaste from a spray bottle.
The main thing is to make up your mind, and having understood the simplicity of the idea, you can try to paint the glass with a brush (preferably with stiff bristles) in the style of frosty frost. Smears are applied, starting from the corner and moving towards the center. To simplify, you can keep a suitable image of a natural frosty pattern or any abstract picture on hand.
Winter Pattern Pattern
For people who don't want to paint but want to decorate their windows with fake frost, there's an easy way to create DIY frost patterns. A stencil with a ready-made composition will be the best solution for those who have never picked up a brush and paint.
You can buy a template with a picture in a store or make it yourself. This will not be difficult if you do not immediately set yourself the goal of simulating realistic winter divorces. You can download the composition you like from the Internet, but it is better to draw it yourself, especially together with your child.
You can start with a simple snowman, a simple image of a Christmas tree, various animals, ornate stars. After transferring the pattern to thick paper, the contours are carefully cut out. The template is applied to the glass or glued with adhesive tape and a solution of toothpaste diluted to a creamy state is applied.
If you add a little watercolor or gouache paint to it, you can get more opportunities for implementing ideas. For application, use a kitchen foam sponge or brush. You can use as a background as a stencil not only a sheet with a cutout, but also the image itself, applying a coloringcomposition around him.
Frost patterns for kids
With a small child who is used to tasting everything, you can arrange a fun drawing. Frosty patterns can be made completely safe by using powdered sugar to create them.
It can be attached to sterile glass on an adhesive base made from honey diluted with water, sucrose, fructose or any delicious syrup. If the baby really likes the result, he can even eat homemade frost patterns.
The stencil is applied to the washed glass, an edible adhesive is spread, then ground granulated sugar is applied with a powder puff or a soft powder brush. Even a child can do this. The safety of the exciting process is observed, the kids will be delighted. And they can safely taste the drawing after removing the stencil.
There is another easy way to create frost on any surface. A frosty window pattern using a stencil can be applied quickly and easily with artificial snow. It is better to choose a can with this composition from the category of non-melting flakes.
For artificial snow, it is better to choose a winter composition associated with the New Year holidays. Snowflakes and all sorts of fairy-tale characters acting in winter will do.
Glasses are washed and wiped dry so that no condensation or wet stains remain. Shake the can of snow thoroughly before use. The sides of the template should fit snugly against the glass so that you can getclear frosty patterns. It is better to attach the stencil with tape.
Spray the composition from a distance of 15 to 40 cm, depending on the desired effect of frost density. After applying the snow, its excess is removed with a dry cloth, the stencil is carefully removed.
Snowflakes for windows
The frosty pattern on the glass is not necessarily an ornate unique pattern. For many people, a simple snowflake on the window is a symbol of winter and the New Year holidays.
You can start creating frosty patterns for children by making homemade paper masterpieces. Any paper can serve as a material, but napkins have traditionally been used for this purpose. They are already folded into four layers. It remains to make one more diagonal fold so that this is the middle part of the snowflake, take the scissors and start creating.
You can cut the pattern according to the templates or come up with your own pattern. Knowing in advance what will turn out for a snowflake is quite difficult. Only after removing unnecessary details and unfolding the paper sheet, you can imagine and understand how this or that intricate pattern turned out. Snowflakes can be decorated with glitter or cut out of foil.
Do-it-yourself frosty patterns can be done by everyone, the main thing is to want it, highlight and spend a little time and effort. Mood, impressions and positive emotions are guaranteed.