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Expert Tutorials

Painting on glass is a very exciting stained glass technique.
It allows your creativity to run free, without the constraints of cutting, leading or any of the other processes that require accuracy and lots of fiddly pieces fitting together.


This section covers everything you need to know about traditional stained glass painting.
Scroll down this page for links to all the different tutorials, ranging from different types of paint and how to choose the right one for you; step-by-step guides to painting techniques and advice on buying materials and suppliers.
There’s clear and detailed instructions for those who have never done painting before, alongside more advanced tutorials for the more experienced.

Stained Glass Painting Tutorials

piper blue and yellow 1. Types Of Paint This page will answer all your questions about paint. What is it, which type of paints are available, and which one is right for your particular project? Find the answers here. Also includes suggestions for suppliers.
mixing enamels 2. Perfect Paint Mixing Find out how to mix your paint so that you can create smooth lines and perfect blending. Learn about the different mediums to mix the paint with, what the best consistency is, and how to test if you've got it right.
brushes for stained glass 3. Painting Trace Lines Find out the best brushes and tools for beginners and how to charge the brush properly before painting. Liven up your painting by using a needle to enhance the linework, and fire your stained glass paint with the kiln firing schedule included.

selection of brushes 4. Blending Paint Tutorial Find out about the specialist brushes you need for matting, how to use a badger brush to blend your paint and all about creating 3-D art by selectively removing the paint with 'scrubs'.

Other Painting Tutorials

blue and yellow etched leaf Silver Stain Tutorial How to give your glasswork a beautiful golden glow by using silver nitrate. Helpful advice on applying and firing silver stain.
pink and blue glass paint Stained Glass Painting with coloured enamels – an overview. What are they? Tips to achieve the best results and different ways of applying them.
two pinky purple enamelled windows How to get the best from coloured enamels. Learn how Layering Stained Glass Paint thinly and firing repeatedly results in a much deeper colours.

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