Wednesday, November 10, 2010

GLASS PAINTING MADE EASY.: Making An Opaque Glass Painiting.

GLASS PAINTING MADE EASY.: Making An Opaque Glass Painiting.: "Image Opaque paints are mostly used for making conventional paintings like figures and still life as against st..."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Reverse Glass Painting

This technique of  glass painting is done in reverse on glass and the image is intended to be viewed from the opposite or reverse side.Lets say for example if you are inside a home and decide to paint on a window, you can make a reverse painting that can be viewed from the outside of the house. In this type of painting objects closest to the viewer are painted first and the objects in the distance are painted last.
Things You Need:
  • Glass
  • Pattern
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Liquid Lead
  • Glass Paints/Acrylic Paints
  • Paint Brushes(various sizes)

  1. Get your template and glass ready as done earlier while making stained glass .
  2. Stick the template to the glass with adhesive tape.
  3. 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.
  4. After the outlines of the design are completely dry, it’s time to fill in the colors but here the method is bit different.
  5. Paint the shadows and highlights on clothing and faces first. The order of painting is from shadows to highlights to object color to background and sky. So things you see first are painted last i.e as you paint you will be covering up your foreground details.
  6. Allow each layer of paint to dry completely,if you try to add on the next layer too quickly you will smear the colors.
  7.  For faster drying,use acrylic paints.
  8. Also you can use opaque paints to add variation.