Stained Glass Painting

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A piece of sandblasted glass is the most suitable choice for mixing you stained glass paints. Silver stain will be applied to the back side of your stained glass project (the opposite side from your painting) and will actually change the color of the glass rather than simply cover it. The effect of silver stain is a lovely yellow to amber-colored hue to the stained glass and provides a lovely background to your stained glass artwork.

Silver stain will be applied to the back side of your stained glass project (the opposite side from your painting) and will actually change the color of the glass rather than simply cover it. The effect of silver stain is a lovely yellow to amber-colored hue to the stained glass and provides a lovely background to your stained glass artwork.

The shading color may be dropped into a particular area of the stained glass and then brushed or “mopped” over the entire area where that color is desired. The color of the shaded area will appear lighter in your finished stained glass project after it has been fired in the kiln.

As with other forms of stained glass art, you will want to start with your design on paper. You may tape your design to the bottom of your glass so that it will remain in place during painting. You will want your trace paint to be dark enough to block out light and provide contrast with your lighter colors.

There are many techniques that can be used to create interesting and beautiful works of art in stained glass. Painting of stained glass became so popular, in fact, that the earlier stained glass arts of using “pot-metal glass” almost disappeared entirely.

If you do, you will cause the paint to bubble and separate (fry) when the glass is fired in the kiln. Next, your stained glass trace paint is fired in the kiln at approximately 1150?

You will need several items handy to do stained glass painting. Obviously you will need paint and paintbrushes, if you can not afford the specialized stained glass type you may be able to improvise with regular artist’s paintbrushes. A piece of sandblasted glass is the most suitable choice for mixing you stained glass paints.

Your skill and technique in painting stained glass will improve over time, as with any new endeavor. Be patient and allow yourself to enjoy the process. Painting stained glass can be a rewarding hobby and with a little practice you may even create a masterpiece someday!

There are many techniques that can be used to create interesting and beautiful works of art in stained glass. Painting of stained glass became so popular, in fact, that the earlier stained glass arts of using “pot-metal glass” almost disappeared entirely.