Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Glass Painting

Usually, glass painting refers to painting on the exterior of a sheet of glass to be included in a stained glass work.
The major types of paints and processes used for glass painting are:
Traditional stained glass painting
This kind of paints includes the following such as,
  • vinegar trace paint,
  • matt paint,
  • silver stain,
  • Oil based paints.
Paints made for surfaces other than glass
It is also possible to paint on glass with paints that are specially made for painting on other surfaces. Oil paints and acrylic paints can work, as will extensively accessible alternatives such as model paint or automobile paint.

Air-dried and oven cured glass paints
These paints have the advantage of being specially invented for painting on glass. They come in two ways:
  • air-dried
  • Oven cured.
The most excellent known producer of air-dried and oven cured paints are Delta and Pebeo.

Glass enamels
Painting with glass enamels has developed appreciably in popularity the last few years because the range of colors is widespread, and the ability to mix colors means that a practically unlimited palette is available.Glass enamels are prepared of minute glass units, care must be taken to make sure that they are well-matched with the base glass being painted on. 

Screen printing
Screen-printing is sometimes known as silk-screening process, in which ink is enforced through holes in a mesh screen and onto paper or cloth. Wax or other materials are used to fill a number of the holes and make models by scheming where the ink goes. 

Other photographic and printing techniques
It is also likely to produce paintings on glass using other photographic, printing, or xerographic techniques.The simplest of all these method is probably the use of the screen-printing procedure to achieve photographic detail.The use of print-making techniques to print on glass was found by Harvey Littleton, the father of the studio glass movement.       

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