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How To Do Glass Painting Pictures

How To Do Glass Painting Pictures

Here is a nice artsy-craftsy way to decorate your pictures with.

Hello, my name's Kevin Shenton. I'm the UK manager of Marabu Creative. We've managed to put together a range of videos showing all aspects of fabric, textile painting along with glass painting and porcelain painting.

We're actually now going to do picture framing using glass designs and our glass paint and then we're going to go on and actually put a picture in the design behind our plastic frame. Here we go. So, continue with the colours using, again, the Marabu GlasArt product, use the lead as we've done earlier and we decorate in the outer edge of the clip frame, picture frame, with our Marabu GlasArt.

So, Chrissie's now going to decorate the outer part of the frame, the picture frame, using our Marabu GlasArt. This one's we're using the purple. These bottles are 15 ml in size and we do 6 of these in a kit with the brush for around 10 to 12 pounds.

This is enough to do quite a lot of pictures. You can do 30 or 40 designs like this with one GlasArt set. Again, very easy to work with, this is the solvent based product so again you need white spirit as a cleaning agent and obviously you'll work very easily with the products.

They also are available individually, these bottles, for around about 2 pounds each and there's over 20 colours within the range. So, Chrissie will continue and you'll see, working quite easily with a freehand up to the lead and decorating the lead and that works perfectly for your design. Now, we're going to cheat a little bit here because if we're allowing it the drying time, the Marabu GlasArt takes about 20 to 30 minutes to dry depending on the amount you put in onto the glass but also the area which you're working.

In an environment like we are today, a warm environment, it dries very quickly. We're going to go on now and show you the finished design and how you will frame it. This is a standard frame, clip frame, the design that Chrissie has been working with freehand here.

This is the one we decorated earlier using the same set, using the same lead. These are four 7 by 5 frames. If you're working with children, you can get them with plastic or with glass, worth checking before you get your design.

This particular one, we are using glass. It's got a backing plate, as an idea of where they are, and also the rigid back and it comes with little clips to clip it together. We're now going to go on and actually enclose an image within this.

So, I'll go on and show you how we've done that. For this, I'm taking an image from a Marabu book. Marabu is just over 150 years old and it's still owned by the same German family that started the business over 150 years ago.

And from this Marabu brochure, I going to take an image and cut out an image and then enclose it. So, I'm going to take this out of the book. Here we go.

I'll decorate it and this is Mr. Ed who started the business. We're now actually going to pop this easily behind the design so you need to get the area you want to work with and then cut the individual design.

I partly cut the image and then we'll decorate this now. So taking the template and outline, making the cut square suitable and I'm going to easily cut this to size. Then, we put this gently behind the image, using the backing plate still because it gives further support and a nice white background.

It's always better when you're using these. Put the image behind the back and then clip gently back into place. Watch you don't damage your glass at the same time when putting it back into place.

And there you have a perfectly developed picture inside an economical clip frame and that has been completed for under a pound. .