Glass Painting Guides

Our collection of guides on the basic techniques used in glass painting.

Basic Outlining Guide for Glass Painting.

Basic Outlining Guide for Glass Painting.


Here is our first basic outlining guide. Explains the different types of outliner, the different applicators and even how to make your own outliner.

Glass Painting Outlining techniques video

Glass Painting Outlining


A guide to Glass Painting Outlining including both a video and written hints and tips. Also includes a practice sheet which can be downloaded and printed.

Guide to Basic Outlining Skills including Video.

Basic Outlining Skills Video


A guide to basic outlining skills for glass painters. Includes a video and written hints and tips. There is also a practice sheet to download and use.

Basic Outlining Techniques Video

Basic Outlining Techniques


A guide to basic outlining techniques used in glass painting. Includes a video by Alan Gear from Rainbow Glass plus extra instructions and tips.

Outlining Lettering Basic Outlining Skills.

Outlining Lettering. Basic Outlining Skills 3.


A basic guide to Outlining Lettering which is part 3 of our outlining skills. Contains a video plus written instructions for outlining any letter you need.

A video of the Layering Outliner Technique

Layering Outliner Technique


A guide to the Layering Outliner Technique which is a bit unusual in glass painting as no glass paints are invilved. A technique for the more experienced.

Basic Painting Skills

Basic Painting Skills in Glass Painting.


A guide to basic painting skills in relation to Glass painting. This article looks at the food filling technique plus colour blending and other methods.

Learn Basic Glass Painting Techniques

Basic Glass Painting. Flood filling.


A video guide to basic glass painting techniques. This mainly focuses on the flood fill methods of painting on flat surfaces. Includes blending and mixing.

Glass Painted Dolphin Suncatcher.

Dolphin Suncatcher. Glass Painting


This guide shows you how to make a glass painted dolphin suncatcher. It is outlined, painted using the flood fill technique & a mottled border added.

Blending Glass Paints

Blending Glass Paints. A Guide.


Here is our guide to blending glass paints using the flood fill method. The paints can give many different effects based on colours used, time between etc.

Glass Painting Film and Pearlised Paints

Glass Painting Film and Pearlised Paints


A guide to Glass Painting Film and Pearlised Paints. Both useful items for various types of glass painting. The demo includes a koi carp vase and glass.

Glass Painting Stippling and Sponging techniques

Glass Painting Stippling and Sponging.


A guide to Glass Painting Stippling and Sponging techniques. Suitable for both children and adults. Simple to do but can have really nice results.

Working with Adhesive Lead

Working With Adhesive Lead


This guide looks at working with Adhesive lead. Particularly to make round blank suncatchers for glass painting. Uses glass and Adhesive self sticking lead

Making Your Own Blank Suncatcher

Making Your Own Blank Suncatcher.


Instructions on Making Your Own Blank Suncatcher. This video concentrates on the rectangular and square ones. It uses glass and adhesive lead strips.

Glass Painting 3d Objects.

Glass Painting 3d Objects.


This article and video look at the basic technique of glass painting 3d objects. There is a list of handy hints plus a full video demonstration to watch.