If you decide to try your hand at being an interior designer and paint window panes, lamp shades or other glass surfaces in the house, then first of all you need to transfer the drawing to the surface.
It is necessary
- - Picture;
- - a marker for glass, for example, "SES creative";
- - cling film;
- - sticks or matches;
- - scissors;
- - glass contour.
Method I. Place a drawing under the degreased glass and trace around it with a glass outline.
Method II. This method is ideal for transferring images to opaque surfaces or tinted glass. The picture you have chosen, if it is on an electronic medium, print it on a printer, having made a mirror projection of the picture in a graphic editor beforehand, so that later on the surface of the glass it becomes an exact copy of the original. Choose an image where the main lines are clearly visible.
Spread your drawing on a table or other flat surface. Cut a piece of cling film slightly larger than the sheet of paper with the picture so that the film can be attached to the table top (this will prevent the film from shifting and the lines will be clear). Lay out the film over the drawing and carefully trace around it with a marker. If you are working with dark glass or light colors, a white or lemon marker is the best choice.
Degrease the glass surface, that is, wipe with a swab dipped in alcohol or cologne. When it's dry, gently turn the film with the translated design with the side to the glass where you traced it with a marker, and press it to the surface. Gently smooth out the wrinkles and bubbles on the cling film. Take a sharp object and trace the outline of the picture with it. This can be, for example, a nail file or a sharpened match. They will not be able to wrinkle or tear the film when you trace the picture with them.
Remove the film, being careful not to smudge the picture. If some details are not fully drawn, then it is better to draw them by hand with a marker, and not to overlay the picture again. This will only smudge the entire drawing.
Trace the lines with a contour on glass or with acrylic paints and a thin brush. When the outline is dry, the remnants of lines drawn with a marker, which are not sketched with paint, can be erased with a cotton swab dipped in water. In this case, it is advisable not to rub with a stick along the contour.
The flaws made when applying the contour can be corrected with a sharp knife, scissors or razor blade.
Method III. If you need to transfer a drawing to an uneven surface, suppose a lamp, then circle the selected drawing on paper with an alcohol-based marker. Moisten the sheet with water and press it against the inside of the shade. If necessary. Make small cuts in the paper so that it fits snugly against the convex surface. Trace the lines along the glass.