Have you seen glass painting art before? Maybe you have thought of trying it yourself. Painting on glass is a growing form of art in many parts of the world. It is a unique and fun form of art that anyone can do.
Glass painting is a lot different than painting on paper. There are a few different ways you can use to paint on glass, from the use of special glass paint to basic oil paints. When you use the basic oil paints, you are painting on the surface of the glass. This is often used to add details that otherwise would not show up on the painting. Using this style of painting is more like drawing than anything else. The types of basic glass paints include oil based paints for stained glass, silver paint, matt paint, and vinegar trace paint.
You can also use paints that would normally be used in other forms of art to paint on glass, such as automobile paints, model paints, acrylic paints, and oil paints. Also, you can either paint the glass by hand or use air brushing, which can give you nicer results most of the time.
Knowing how to paint your glass is pretty simple. It begins with choosing the right kind fo glass. You will want to clean it well then dry it. Next, place the pattern you want on the glass and trace over it firmly with a pencil. Use liquid lead and follow the lines from the pattern. It works best to start applying the lead from the middle of the pattern and work towards the outside. Be sure to mix your colors and stains well. Start with the light colors and slowly add in the dark ones. Last, begin painting your glass with the colors.
You will want to ensure that you clean the glass paint up well. Use a paint thinner to clean your brushes or other items uses. To clean your hands, use lacquer then dry your hands well.
Painting on glass can be simple and fun. Go ahead and give it a try. Who knows, you may even be able to sell your art to make a little money from your hobby.