Lefranc and Bourgeois Vitrail Glass Paint
I have been using the Lefranc and Bourgeois Vitrail glass paints for a long time, in fact they were the very first Glass Paints I ever used. Having said that it has been quite sometime since I last used them as I have had, up to now, a good supply of paints from the now extinct Rainbow Glass.
Lefranc and Bourgeois Vitrail glass paints have very strong colours, in fact, if you are using them for flood filling the colours are almost too strong. You should either put the paint on sparingly or, if you can get hold of the clear then add some to dilute the colour slightly..
With such strong colours this makes the paint ideal for painting on 3d surfaces (non flat) as the less paint you use the less likely it is that you will gets runs. We highly recommend this paint for 3d work. You can find an example of this in our technique video on 3d painting.
Buying the glass paints
We bought our paints from Great Art although there are obviously other places you can get them from. They stock a range of 18 colours, they include the “colourless” one which you may wish to use to dilute the other. There is also black and white which you should remember are opaque rather than transparent like the rest of the colour.
We didn’t buy the specific outliner, or any outliner if it comes to that, we just used what we already had in stock. We have never yet come across any outliner which can’t be used with any of the glass paint we have tested.
We will be testing more paints shortly. If you want to see more of the Lefranc and Bourgeois Vitrail glass paints please check out our Painting on 3d objects video.