Glass painting

Topics: Oil paint, Paint, Acetone Pages: 3 (926 words) Published: March 10, 2014
How to Do Glass Painting from a Pattern Tracing
Edited by Jeff Hardy, Cased, Teresa, Puddy and 4 others

Glass is so beautiful! Paintings too are eyes' delight! When glass and paints are combined, they create amazing works of art. The art of glass painting is becoming popular, especially with those who want to decorate their homes with an artistic touch. In fact, it is not very tough to do. You can create a beautiful painting in a day.

All you need to do glass painting is a little imagination and patience along with, of course, certain things like a clean piece of glass (size 8X8” is sufficient for the first timers), glass liners, paints, paintbrushes, nail polish remover, and a soft piece of cloth. You don't have to bother yourself in collecting these items. They are all included in the Painting Kits, that are so easily available in the market these days. Even before buying a glass painting kit, you'll have to decide what colors are you going to use for making your glass painting. If you are a first timer then you must opt for water-based color and get the beginners kit. Water-based paints, as compared to oil based paints, are easier to handle. Steps

After getting the piece of glass and the painting kit, clean the glass so as to get a smooth surface Step 1.jpg 1 After getting the piece of glass and the painting kit, clean the glass so as to get a smooth surface. Ad

If you are not going to oven cure your finished painting then you need somewhat rough surface Step 2.jpg 2 If you are not going to oven cure your finished painting then you need somewhat rough surface. Firing in a kiln can help oil paints dry and adhere better otherwise paints tend to peel or chip off. This can be countered by roughening up the surface a little with wet or dry sandpaper. Roughing the surface in this manner will help the paint adhere better and last longer. Select a pattern which has clear outlines with minimum possible curves and pointed corners Step 3.jpg 3 Select a...
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