Well this week we have the first of a small series featuring Christmas Glass painting. In the coming weeks we will have several more Christmas projects using both solvent and thick waterbased glass paints.
It’s actually a little while since we had a newsletter so we have 3 great articles for you. There’s a Christmas Lantern. A lovely Prairie style light catcher demonstrating how to use adhesive lead and a final article showing how to add shading to your glass painting.
Christmas Glass Painting Lantern Project.
This is a very straight forward glass painting project so suitable for both beginners and more experienced painters. obviously the complexity of the design can make a difference as can the size of the lantern. A large lantern, whilst using using more outliner and paint, will actually be easier to work on.
Once again we have made our designs available for download but you can also use your own. It doesn’t have to be a Christmas design but if it is you may want to get a second set of glass cut and do a more general design as well. Then after Christmas you can swap the panels over.
Using Shading in Glass Painting.
In this article/video we look at two different ways of adding shading to your work. This technique won’t suit every style of glass painting but when you do use it it can really add another depth to your work. It is best used on organic items, animals, flowers and plants etc. It doesn’t really suit items which try and replicate traditional stained glass.
These are really simple techniques and should be something anyone can do.
Prairie Style Light Catcher.
This actually isn’t a project as such, it’s a demonstration of how to use adhesive lead. How every in order to show you this we do make a really nice Prairie style light catcher which is based on a design by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Adhesive lead is great to use especially in designs with lots of long straight lines. You can get it with multiple finishes and in widths from 2mm right up to about 16mm.
As we intend to do more Christ projects we will try and get another newsletter out in the next 2 or 3 weeks. Any latter then that and Christmas projects will be a bit pointless.
Having said that we do have quite a few projects on the site already which are either specifically Christmas related or which can be altered to make then Christmas themed.