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How To Do Reverse Glass Painting

How To Do Reverse Glass Painting

Here's another technique in this series of glass painting videos.

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 going to give you a technique now, reverse glass painting and we're going to do it with a little bit of a cheat because we're going to use again a peel-off to make life easy for you. Now, the technique with this again, Chrissie's showing here, she's peeling off from a peel-off. This is something so you've got an outline which to work.

Once you do, stick it on the reverse of the glass and then what we're hoping to do once we've adhered this down, and again, these peel-offs we're using are not ideal for external, these are more for decoration but we're only going to put this peel-off as a temporary to give you a glass painting design and we're taking a church theme. As you see now, Chrissie's turned it over and she's now going to use one of the Marabu Outline Paste to trace around this so the peel-off we put on is only going to stay on for a temporary period. Right, Chrissie's now adhered the outline on, turn the glass suncatcher or piece of image over and now she's going to trace round the peel-off using a Marabu Outline Paste.

Now, this is a lead effect silver that she's using. Marabu make this in a whole variation from black to gold to copper to silver so there's a whole range within it, most of all, an easy pen type lid, small easy cap that you can peel off as you see, using very much like a pen, and around the outline, Chrissie's making the design quite easily. She used a spare piece of plastic to make sure the outline paste is working perfectly and then what she's doing is outlining the complete image.

We'll then, after this, have to wait for this to dry before we can actually complete the image because obviously the outline paste from Marabu takes up to 12 hours to dry. Ideally, overnight would be better, in a warm environment. But it allows you then to put this on to your window.

You don't have to use a piece of glass. You could use again the acetate sheets that are available again from Marabu and a whole range of other suppliers. You can actually do this straight on to this self-adhesive vinyl and then once you've completed this design, you could then peel it off and stick it wherever you like because the exterior vinyl is suitable for that and again makes it quite easy, allows you to be a professional artist and cheat without having to do this freehand.

So, coming up with this freehand is not ideal. And then, we can decorate this afterwards using a Marabu glass paint whether it be a solvent-based or which is GlasArt or the water-based Decorglas because either will work in an exterior application, both are lightfast, both are available in 15 ml or 50 ml tubes and are ideal. Once that's dry completely, we then peel off the outline and leaves you a perfect designed piece of glass. .