stained glass painting: Vase “Peacock”


All people like different kinds of art and creativity, and I always liked the Gothic stained glass and stained glass, and even I do not like simple uninteresting subjects. Everything has to be the soul, to be a highlight, beauty, and attractiveness. The shops sell a variety of glass vases, and sometimes wine is poured into a very beautiful bottle, which then it is a pity to throw away. I did not throw as well  them something of their own, and sore favorite. It turns out very interesting things, having all of the above properties. And sometimes, I see in the store vase beautiful in form, but I feel that there is something missing … … and I start to paint love this vase. But because you can paint any glass objects: vases, bottles, candlesticks, lamps, doors, windows, mugs, glasses, cups, bottles, etc. It all depends on the imagination.

Well, now how to do it. I will tell you the basics of this art, and then you can experiment. Glass items can be bought in a store or look at the house. Materials for the work:

Pencil on paper
Glass Marker
Brushes (best synthetic, most often used №1, but it depends on the subtleties of the figure)
Paints on glass contour glass (I use IDEA Vetro paints)
The solvent for paints. If you are using IDEA paint, buy a solvent of the same company. Personally, for myself, I chose a cheaper substitute for solvent 646, it can be bought at any construction market or in products for repair. For ease of use I pour it into a jar with a convenient spout (my jar of paint for airbrush, but you can find any other). Note that the solvent evaporates quickly.
Cotton sticks, toothpicks, cloth
Stationery knife, scissors
Double sided tape
Palette, foil. To each time not to wash the palette, use the foil. Frankly, this advice has peeped
in some other masters. You can also use a bag or clear file, which then did not throw a pity.
Capacity for washing brushes



Object and image
First, we need to determine the object and pattern. I usually draw a sketch for a particular vase.
If the picture is not very complicated, it can draw directly on the glass with special markers on the glass or, better yet, the Phantom token which is easily washed off with water. In this case, I drew a sketch in color to determine the color scheme and choose a suitable circuit. I chose a gold circuit. Before you begin, you need to degrease the surface of the vase – wash with soap and warm water or wipe with alcohol.



To apply the pattern on the bowl, I put the sketch inside and taped it to the two-sided adhesive tape vase.
You can pre-wet so that the paper is stuck to the surface. If the shape of the vase does not allow this to make, you can use carbon paper, or as I wrote in paint marker on glass.


Application circuit
Now we plot the contour draw out a sketch. With the circuit to work hard enough, you have to very carefully keep the line
and do not break off in the middle of his line. CUT better picture corners. Sometimes, it is necessary to turn the paint surface to continue the line, or uncomfortable. Then it is necessary to terminate the line, and then carefully start from the same place, but we need to make sure that there was no influx of paint. It is better to first squeeze a little loop at the paper.
Circuit dries quickly, so you should periodically clean the nozzle of the tube in such a way.


excess paint from the surface to remove the toothpick.


The hand must draw confidently and firmly. Then it turns out beautifully. If you are afraid, then the line will be shivering. Using a toothpick can be a little trim loop and even move, but this should be done immediately when it dries, it will not work. If you have greased part of the figure or contour lay not beautiful, it is necessary to wait until the circuit is dry, and then cut a piece of stationery with a knife.


When the whole picture is circled, came unstuck sketch.
At the corners of the vase,  pattern marker and trace the outline.


Working with paint
Now the fun part. Once the circuit had dried, we begin to work with paint. The paint does not always go smoothly, it should be applied carefully. First drip paint on the site that are going to paint, how would stretch the drop by the site, carefully adding the next drop. If the paint is very much ugly nodules are formed, so do not rush. You must try not to go on the circuit, but to paint so that up to the light to be seen no shaded areas. This is especially important if you paint a candlestick or a lamp.
Make sure that the work area is well lit, then it will be easier to see the flaws in the work.
If you have smeared the paint or stopped at the circuit, it can be washed with solvent.
Keep sticking dust and no formation of bubbles. Bubbles I used to drive to the corner piece, and they burst, can help them to burst a needle. Since the dust is more problematic, and the hairs stuck all motes better removed immediately during the operation.




Especially carefully apply paint in the transition to another plane of the vase.


The final stage
The vase is almost ready. Eliminate all the bugs.
I decided to decorate the vase golden texture. And a piece of sponge with gold paint went through some places the figure. Thus, the image became more interesting. Middle of painting the contour curls. Where it is possible to improve the contour, apply it again from the top. Just make sure not to get ugly multilayer ladder.


Finished work
“Peacock” vase. Admire.




Creative you success,