Glass painting?

When you paint something on glass, do you have to paint on the back of the glass, so that the front would be the image? That would be hard to do, because I paint using lots of layers, so if I painted like that on the back of the glass, only the first layer would appear on the front.

(I have no clue about glass painting, but it’s sort of like a homework)

Thank you!
Lisa D: So, painting ‘in reverse’. I still think it’s hard, because I have to make a portrait, so I can’t draw too many details 🙁

  1. Jules
    on November 30th, -0001

    when you paint on glass, to have the picture behind the glass you have to paint what you want in the forefront of the image first..opposite of regular painting where you would paint the background first.So for example, if you wanted a scene of an tree with the ground and sky with clouds behind..you would paint the leaves let it dry then the tree and the clouds , let that dry then the ground then the sky so the layers would look correct, and the smooth surface of unpainted glass is in front protecting your painting

  2. Ramao
    on December 19th, 2015

    Beautiful painting, how lovley to get one as a card. I’m afraid I’m not organized enough yet to think up things like that with enough time ahead of the occasion! Thanks for stopping by my place; you can see more of my cats on various products at I’m thinking I haven’t got the kitten you liked up as cards or postcards yet, (not enough hours in a day!) but I can put them on whichever product you like.

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glass painting?

do we use brush to paint on glass? i am going to try my hand in glass painting..i would like to hear from you friends..share your tips and techniques..when i tried to apply the paint without using a brush..that is, directly from the tube to glass, i found that in some places the paint is thick and the other places thin..how to avoid this?

  1. McFox
    on November 30th, -0001

    USE Thin colured glazes instead of paint,build up the areas of dense colour, use less for light penetration, you can use a natural sponge to apply, or a refillable aerosol,or an airbrush.
    always ensure that the glass is clean to avoid spotting, methylated spirit wash is best, allow to evaporate to dry, do not use a cloth to wipe clean. regards FL

  2. DTrain
    on November 30th, -0001

    I think it would be hard to avoid it…. Have you tried sponge brushes?

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Glass Painting?

I want to make a glass painting, if i buy glass paint do i have to use vinegar oil and gum arabic as well or can i just put it straight on?
Do i have to use a kiln or will the oven do?

  1. DonkeyKong
    on November 30th, -0001

    There are all kinds of glass paint out there
    Most of them can be cured in an oven
    or outside in the blazing Phoenix sun
    I use them for more than glass (cured and not)
    I havent used any that require more than a clean surface
    Peebo is a good brand(especially for porcelain)
    Art supply stores are a good place to start,
    but you can even find some at places like walmart

  2. StarbucksCoffee
    on November 30th, -0001

    An oven will do with most paints nowadays its best to look at the instructions. I have never used gum arabic but viniger is good for cleaning the glass you are about to paint to remove any traces of oil. I use three types of paint, water based, solvent based and peelable. Its a personnel choice. If you use water based, if thinning, thin with the clear glass paint not with water(it looks aweful when watered down and affects the paint compasition). Solvent based are good colours but the drying time inbetween painting can be tedious. Don’t shake any of the bottles, you don’t want air bubbles.Try the outliners too. Just have a go at them and choose which suits you.
    The peelables are good as well for making suncatchers, just be careful of brush marks, they are a pain. These can be painted on to acetate and then peeled off. Experiment with them, its a great craft but can be expensive

  3. Casper
    on November 30th, -0001

    I have used glass paints for some years. I clean the glass with white spirit and apply straight to the object. The secret is to load your brush so that the colour is not uneven. Use the liners to define lines between colours. If you hold the liner at 45 degree angle and after squeezing onto a tissue first, move along your outline in an even way. Keep some cocktail sticks to tidy the edges. Don,t worry if its uneven at first, it takes practise and can be trimmed back when dry before filling in colour. I use my oven,electric is best, but if gas, I put the object in the grill above the lit oven and allow the heat to travel up.

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Glass painting?

any good web sites on glass paintings?

  1. BlindPoet
    on November 30th, -0001

    I wasnt sure what you were looking for so:

    stained glass?
    http://www.stainedglassers.com/

    here is a glass PAINTING artist:
    http://www.geocities.com/handpaintedglas
    http://www.artofglass.net/

    here is a “how to” type of web site.
    http://www.glasspainting.co.uk/

    This looks like fun… enjoy!

  2. Wildthing
    on November 30th, -0001

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Glass painting?

recently had a decorative lead pannelled window fitted on our landing. Unfortunatley we did not see if before it was fitted and it did not meet our original specifications. we want to paint certain parts of the window to meet our original design and would welcome some advice on what sort of transparent glass paint we could use on this external window.

  1. CookieMonster
    on November 30th, -0001

    Do you know if the glass is fitted in the “Tiffany” way or using lead cames? With decorative glass made in the “Tiffany” way, individual pieces can be removed and changed by a skilled glass artist.

    We just had a piece in one of our kitchen cabinet doors replaced. It cost $35 but you can’t tell it was not the original.

  2. LighteningBolt
    on November 30th, -0001

    Surely if the window does not meet your specifications then you should just tell the suppliers to remove it and replace it with what you ordered?
    If you want to paint parts of the glass, then use a specialist oil-based glass paint (available at craft shops – Pebeo is a good brand) on the INSIDE of the window.

  3. Musicmaker
    on November 30th, -0001

    they make a special type of paint that looks like stained glass. Michael’s has it here. I don’t know if you have one where you live. the paint is squeezed out on the glass and spread with a toothpick. when it dries it looks just like stained glass. there is also a grey type that looks like the leading that goes between the colors.

  4. StoneHenge
    on November 30th, -0001

    Painting glass usually has a poor quality outcome. I would speak again to the fitters if you had specified what you required. If it is in panels and has individual pieces of glass you can get a skilled workman to replace these. Don’t try to alter any of this yourself. If you damage the glass further you may have to replace the entire window.

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Glass painting?

hi. i have 2 tiffney hanging lights.they both have clear beveled glass panels in them that are leaded in. i want to paint the panels in a translusante paint that will still let light through them. 1 panel orange next panel black and right on around the light. i need a paint that doesnt have to be fired as i cant put the lights in a oven because of the leading.i need a paint that can be brushed on or sprayed on. and go on smothly. and also a paint that cant be wiped off easilly. what paint can i use? thank you . dave

  1. Gothicbunny
    on November 30th, -0001

    I’m not sure what quality of detail of painting your looking for. For painting on glass regular acyclic can be use with a special primer–this can generally be found a craft stores. Now if you want to fake stained glass that’s a whole other thing, there are several craft paints that allow one to get a stained glass looking finish without firering or anything. It goes on thick and gloppy but dries thin and clear. I like to use “Gallery Glass” by Plaid because its relatively cheap and easy to find but there better brands. It all depends on your skill level, how much detail you want, and whether you looking for faux stained glass or actually painting glass.

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Glass painting?

I am painting wine glasses as favors for my wedding. what I need to know is can you use regular acrylic paints on them and is there anything special I need to do after they are painted to make the picture permanent…other than spraying them with a clear protective spray?

  1. Iceberg
    on November 30th, -0001

    Here is a link to dick blick on glass painting.

    http://www.dickblick.com/categories/glas

    You CAN definitely use Acrylic paints….but here are some other options…the biggest issue I think to keep in mind is streaking from the brushes.

    http://www.dickblick.com/categories/glas

    TONS of glass paints to look into at the link above.

  2. Bluerose
    on November 30th, -0001

    You can not use acrylics on a glass. Well you can and it will look great but what ever you do to it it will be gone after the dishes are done. There is no way you can protect acrylics on glass to make it permanent.

    Glass paint works basically the same but is more resistant. Make sure everybody knows it is not dishwasher proof. (Almost no arts & crafts stuff it dishwasher proof)

  3. MazMaz
    on November 30th, -0001

    I wouldn’t use acrylics. They are water soluable. You may want to consider something with an enamel base, or perhaps even cloissonne paint. It has powdered glass in it.

  4. WellBalanced
    on November 30th, -0001

    I would suggest “One Shot” sign painters enamel. Don’t let the name fool you. It’s not just for sign painters. It adheres to any surface, comes in a ton of colors, and is durable as hell. This is what most pinstripers use on cars, and motorcycles. You can even reduce it with mineral spirits and use it with an airbrush. http://www.1shot.com/home.html

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