Thursday, August 12, 2010

Glass painting outline

Glass painting outline The piece of glass chosen for glass painting should have a smooth, plain and clear surface. Printed glass and designed surfaces should not be used, as the painting will not be prominent then. Since natural oils from the hands tend to smudge the glass surface, it is advisable to put on surgical or latex gloves while handling the glass piece.

Stained glass patterns

Stained glass patterns Once the outline has dried completely, the painting is ready to be adorned with the vibrant glass paints. Depending on the design of the painting, the paints are to be chosen. Glass paints come in bottles with a user-friendly nozzle, which allows one to apply the paint directly onto the glass.

 However, if the glass paint is available in wide-mouth bottles, then the paint can be applied using a regular watercolor brush (a thin one). Stir the bottles well before use, and never mix them with water, as water thins the paint.

Stained glass painting designs

Stained glass painting designs Make the desired design on the drawing paper and trace it on the plastic sheet with a black permanent marker. Turn over the sheet to avoid rubbing off the outlines. Copy the outline on the reverse side of the glass just the way you did it during stained glass painting. The only difference is that it is on the reverse side of the glass. Use glitter paints to highlight the outlines.  

The steps are similar to the stained glass painting. The reverse glass painting would look beautiful if hung on a window with sunlight allowed to pass through it. 

Door glass painting

Door glass painting It is recommended to apply primer before using the actual paint. The primer helps in bonding paint to the door. Tools that are used for painting include brushes and rollers. Brushes give better control than rollers. So it is recommended to prefer brushes over rollers. Gloss finish and satin paints give a nice look to doors. 

One can paint doors either by removing them off the hinges or without displacing them at all. If the door is to be painted in its place, it is advisable to paint the parts adjoining to the handle at last. It facilitates opening and closing the door easily. Read more on faux painting.

Glass painting ideas

Glass painting ideas Painting on glass is different from painting on a book. They are different ways to paint on glass, ranging from using traditional oil paints to specialized glass paints. Traditional glass painting is painting done on the surface of a glass sheet. Faux painting is a very convenient form of painting the interiors of the house which not only is do it yourselfer type of work but also adds an exceptional look to the entire room.

’s a great way of creating a soothing and pleasant atmosphere around the room. Faux painting can be done with many techniques such as sponging, rag rolling, dragging etc depending upon the type of the surface. Each technique has its own individual specialty and needs that extra tools and materials.

Bullet Proof Glass

Bullet proof glass gained prominence in World War II and since then they've been extensively used in government buildings, corporate offices, banks, shopping stores, post offices, churches and schools for security reasons. In movies, we all must have seen bullet proof glass for cars, vehicles etc.Security is one of the main concerns of modern business, and few companies do not have at least one guard looking after their interests and patrolling the buildings as a deterrent to would be criminals.