Glass painting

One of the innovative form of creativity

Need something new and different? This form of art might be just right for you! Glass painint gis similar o the of stained glass  but only easier and also has it’s original style. You must have seen stained or painited glass in churches, old building and houses with glass wondows, painted rose windows and majorly seen as a part of gothic architecture.

It can be quick, depending of the size of the glass. Here ae a quick few steps you need to work on to get to the desired end product.

  • STEP 1- Getting the right set of materials

For every art work you require a good and right set of  matrial. Thankfully, glass painting does not require that big deal of a material and tool set. The basic and important material would be the glass and the apt paints. Now depending on your requirement you  can select a glass or glass sheet. You could also use a cling film (DIY guys!) If you want to get more creative and use the homely materials, you could do it one a windowoane, or the glass bottles, old glass bulbs.

You would need toothpick or pin, just to set the boundaries of the paint right.

Acrylic plainnts are widely used for glass painting, aprt from that you can make your own with help of glass glue. Most important is the glass leading, to draw the pattern on the glass.These paints are easily available at hobby or craft shop. Also, you would need the brushes of size depending on the intricacy of your work.

  • Step 2- selecting a right pattern

You are wwell aquainted with the versatility of internet, and can find your favourite pattern on internet on various sites. Apart from internt, you can create your own pattern or even trace it from a book or a picture.

  • STEP 3- tracing the pattern on the glass

After selecting a pattern it is important to successfully transfer it over your glass. Well, if you are not that great at sketching, here’s a hack at your disposal. To easily trace the pattern, you can take the printented sheet of the pattern and place it under the glass. All you have to do now is trace over it, with help of thee glass leading carefully and steadily draw over the lines and the boundaries you see.

But don’t start to fill in the colours just yet. Wait until the leading dries before you start filling the pattern with colours.

  • STEP 4- Fill in with joy

Now that the leading is dry and the design is clearly transferred over the glass, you get to start witht heinteresting part- Get painting! You can fill in the voids and design with the desired colour, according to your theme or one following a suitable colour scheme.If not sure of the colours, you can set an try out various combiniation on  the colour palatte to select from.

 Be careful not to spill the colour over the lining. Since the paint is thick and sets steady, it makes it esier to paint. You can use toothpics or shart nibs to fill in those tiny corners that brush cannot reach.

  • STEP 5- Wait for it to dry

Glass painting does not take very long to dry. Generally a glass painting can be completed within two days, including the drying period. But once it dries it looks absolutely stunning. If put against the light, the transparency of the colours cab create interesting coloured and shadow pattern. You can now frame your art work or simply place is conveniently over your desk.

Here you go, a few easy step to get an amazing result.