Things You Need:
- Glass (any size and thickness you wish)
- Craft knife(for cutting leads)
- Liquid lead(available in bottles and tubes from arts and crafts shop)
- Opaque glass paints or Transparent glass paints(available in variety of brands and shades from arts and crafts shop)
- Thin marker(for tracing the design on the glass)
- Paint brushes of various sizes.
- Get your template and glass ready as done earlier while making stained glass .
- Trace the design and outline it in one of the two ways: either in one step with liquid lead or first copying the design on glass with trace paper and then making the outlines with the liquid lead. For details and video tutorials please follow the outlining techniques done in stained glass earlier.
- After the outlines of the design are completely dry, it’s time to fill in the colors but here the method is bit different.
- If you have opaque paints with you,then simply start painting as done before but not the overflow as in stained glass.All we want is nice and completely filled template.
- But if you don't have opaque paints and can't even get some then don't think that you can't make opaque glass painting,stop feeling low and start working with transparent colors.YES,with some mixing of transparent colors and little effort ,you can have a beautiful opaque painting in front of you.
- If you remember, we mixed the transparent colors with lacquer thinner for making the stained glass,but now here we are going to use tansparent colors,but we will not make their consistency thin by mixing it with the thinner,rather we will make the desired color opaque.
- Remember that this glass painting will not be displayed with the painted side at front,rather it will be in the reverse direction.