How many times have you visited an exhibition or an art gallery and got mystified by the paintings there, especially the ones done on glass? Glass painting always has been an esteemed art, admired by one and all. While few believe it to be the blessing of God, others give credit to the finesse of the painter. Often inspired by the art, we take out brush and colors and start painting on glass in the hope to produce something as good, if not better than those marvelous and lovely paintings in the museum. However, most of the times, we end up creating a totally messed up and disastrous painting that doesn’t even look like a painting, but instead like colors thrown on a glass by a kid. Glass painting, conversely, is not that hard once you get the basics right. You can use water-based or oil-based theme for the painting. There are various types of glass, opaque, transparent and translucent, that you can use for creating the art. With little patience, knowledge and certain bit of creativity, you can come up with a gorgeous glass painting. In the following lines, we have provided information on how to paint on a glass.
Tips For Painting On A Glass
- Glass (of the desired size)
- Glass Liners
- Glass Cleaner
- Glass Paints
- Nail Polish Remover
- Soft Piece of Cloth
- Paper (same size of the glass)
- The first step would be to clean your glass with a soft cloth and a glass cleaner.
- Now that your glass is clean, you need to select a pattern. A pattern must be clear-lined and with minimum intricate carvings. Once the pattern is selected, copy it to a piece of paper, which is of the same size as the glass.
- Place the sheet on a flat surface and the glass on top of it, in perfect alignment with the piece of paper.
- Once it is done, use the glass liner and carefully outline the design on the glass.
- As the pattern is traced on the glass, leave it to get dry for about an hour. You can use blow dryer to hasten the drying process.
- After the pattern is dried on the glass, fill it with your favorite colors. Don’t use too much paint and avoid spilling. Make sure you use single strokes to fill the paint.
- Use fine-tipped brushes to fill the areas near the outline and corners. For extra paint, use cotton buds. In case a bubble arises, pierce it with a fine needle.
- To prevent a shabby appearance of the finished painting, never put two coats of paint on a single portion. Also, never lift the painting vertically up while paints are still wet. The paints could drip down, thus, ruining the entire painting.
- Once you have given the final touches to the panting, leave it to dry for about 2 to 3 hours. Also, make sure that no one fiddles with the painting, lest all your efforts turn vain.
- Great! Your glass painting is ready.
Now that you know how to paint a glass, amaze your family and friends by creating some lovely glass paintings. All the best!