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[Stained Glass Gems] All About traditional Glass Painting
December 20, 2009
Issue 13! All About Traditional Glass Painting
Welcome to all stained glass enthusiasts. These Stained Glass Gemshave been found during my frequent browsing and deep digging for helpful and or unusual stained glass web sites, as well as other information pertaining to stained glass. I have a long list that I will share with you over the months ahead. I do hope that there's a gem or two that will brighten your day and be helpful during your stained glass journey.
Whatever holiday you're about to celebrate, I wish you a wonderful and happy day. My holiday is Christmas, so I'd like
to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
This month's ezine will be all about Glass Painting. Many people have asked about it,
so I will tell you about the traditional way to do glass painting as well as the untraditional
way that is used to add a few features to a piece.
I have done traditional glass painting, but that was quite a few years ago when we had our business in Australia. I
attended workshops given by 2 glass painters, Albinus Elskus and Brian Kerkvliet, and learned enough to be able to do
simple painting repairs for the many church windows we restored.
John K Clark, Glass Painter John does incredible work.
His painting is diversified from traditional church windows to contemporary pieces. I particularly
like the fish (next to last project in the second row from the bottom).
Stained Glass Town Square This site covers both traditional/fired glass painting and the non-traditional type painting using stained glass simulating paints from craft stores.
The Glass Artist This site is fairly new and doesn't have many threads yet, but the information given is worth reading.
Glass Painting Brushes
Free Painting Guides
Dvd's by Peter McGrain on traditional Glass Painting
The Art of Painting on Glass by Albinus Elskus.
Color Magic Paint products
Color Magic UV Sealant
Since I no longer have room for a kiln, I use Color Magic paints to do mainly eyes and hands on some of my panels. The paint works on glass as well as metal, and it also looks great wiped on, then off of etched and sandblasted glass. It gives a subtle color those areas. There is a pen available that will hold the paint if you want to do some writing or fine detail work.
If you're going to use the paint on something that will be hanging in sunlight, be sure to get the UV Sealant and apply it
after the paint is dry. The Sealant will help prevent the paint from fading. It fades quickly without the sealant...something I have
had a sad experience with.
Kay Bain Weiner, who markets the paint, has written several book about
various techniques using Color Magic paint, and at least one book on traditional glass painting.
I have nothing to say about the following web sites other than the fact that they all are worth looking at and learning from.
each one has something of interest if you want to know more about traditional painting on glass.
In the next couple of weeks my first video will be on the Running Pliers Tutorial. Please remember, it's our (my husband is doing the editing, etc and learning as he goes) first endeavor! I am showing the many ways you can use your running pliers. They aren't just for straight cuts, like many people are taught.
Here is the newest issue of Spectrum's The Score"
As always, it's packed full of new patterns and interesting information.
Delphi Stained Glass Supplies is a place I have bought many supplies from over the years. Some very helpful people
work there. I once needed a sheet of a particular Kokomo streaky glass that had the color distribution in a
particular sequence. While I was on the phone, the sales person was in the warehouse pulling out glass and
describing it to me. When it arrived, it was exactly what I wanted. You can't ask for better service than that!
"Make a Box With a Hinged Lid" is an
ebook that will walk you through making a stained glass box. Read about what is included in the book and how it will
simplify box making. You'll get 2 free gifts when you order. "Make a Box With a Hinged Lid"
For your convenience, my Lead Came Tutorial is now available as an e-Book.
It only takes a minute to order, and you can download it right away, as an Adobe PDF document. Get it today for only
If you're not completely satisfied, it comes with a 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.
Do you need a pattern resizer or a design program? I can highly recommend
Pattern Wizard and Rapid
Resizer. They are reasonably priced and you get a fairly long free trial before you
have to commit to paying for them. You have the option of buying one or the other or
Just in case you don't know, the Stained Glass Gems ezine is
mailed out the third Sunday of every month. Be on the look out for [Stained Glass Gems] Issue 14 on
Sunday, January 17th.
I want to encourage you to have fun and experiment with your glass. Try new things and different techniques. It's amazing what you can do when you "think outside the box."
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