Stained glass paints.
What are stained glass paints?
There are stained glass paints:
- Water-based stained glass paints.
- Alcohol-based stained glass paints.
- Solvent-based stained glass paints.
Stained glass paints are also divided according to the method of drying them:
We bake our paints in a fusing oven.
It must be dried in the oven under certain conditions. The painted product is placed in a cold range, and the temperature is set to 120-180 C. The firing time varies from 20 to 40 minutes. More accurate figures are always indicated on the paint jar, depending on the specific manufacturer and composition.
Dry at room temperature. As in the case of fired paints, their drying time depends on the manufacturer. Such colors can harden from a day to three weeks.
If you are starting your way as a stained glass artist, it is better to opt for non-burnt stained glass paints. This is because they are much easier to use than fired paints. However, professional graphic artists use fired stained glass paints.
In addition, in most cases, non-burnt stained glass paints are much more convenient to use.
What are stained glass paints used for?
Stained glass paints can be used to create an independent stained glass window and to paint ready-made stained glass windows in the Tiffany technique. For example, we use stained glass paints to add small elegant details to the ready-made sun catchers – eyes, buttons, noses, and unusual patterns.
It is enough to have stained glass contours of different colors for our small details, and it is not necessary to buy stained glass paints. But if you want to do quite voluminous paintings on glass, then, of course, you need to stock up on stained glass paints.
What kind of stained glass paints do we use?
We use paints from Russian manufacturers Tair and Decola, but there are also excellent stained glass paints from European production:
The most important thing is that the stained glass contour is dense and does not spread. We use stained glass contours to draw eyes, noses, decorations on dwarfs, and so on. This helps to make our suncatchers more expressive and vivid. You can also not cut out some patterns directly from the glass but draw them with stained glass paints.
Tips and recommendations.
We recommend using acrylic stained glass paints and contours that do not need to be baked in the oven for novice stained glass artists. They are effortless and convenient to use. They do not need a unique range for baking or liquid for dilution. Acrylic stained glass paints are diluted with ordinary water and are easily applied to glass. The total drying time is usually no more than a day.
In conclusion, we want to say that you can use any paints, we only give recommendations. So try, experiment, share your work with us!