admired stained glass but thought it looked too challenging
and expensive to do? Why not cheat a little and paint on the
glass instead! You don’t have to invest in lots of tools
to create the look of stained glass and you can do it to bring
more surfaces to life than just windows.
author says in the foreword this is a book full of ideas.
You just need to buy paints, brushes and something to paint
on plus something to prepare the surface. Chapters in the
book cover the basics as well as more interesting techniques
such as adding glitter, mixing colors and achieving all those
fancy textures that you see on glass such as frosting, waves,
stencilled patterns and pictures etc. The pictures show remarkably
professional work that would make me think it was bought from
a glazier. There are twenty five projects in here to make
once you know the basics; all shown on a two page selector
with thumb nail images. These vary from windows to trays,
boxes, ornaments, mirrors and greetings cards. Each project
features a large photo of the finished piece plus staged photos
and drawings, a list of materials and techniques used (the
latter particularly handy). This all makes for some pretty
foolproof work and the end results look impressive. Designs
include flowers, abstracts, comical, seasonal and even the
ubiquitous cupcake. At the back are the full sized patterns
as well as lists of Pebeo paints, mixing charts, troubleshooting
and even a few blank pages for your own designs.
also produces a range of pattern books and one of these is
Birds of the Beach (ISBN 9780811714716). This book
has patterns for twenty birds you are likely to find on a
beach, particularly if you live in the US although there are
quite a few here also found in the UK. Choose from herring
gull, snadpiper, dunlin, sanderling, puffin and more. Each
project features a line drawing plus full sized picture of
what you hope it is going to look like. There are no other
instructions, these are all in the main book. Other titles
include other birds, leaves and flowers.
you cannot find a good range of glass painting materials locally
for a list of suppliers.