How To Make A Pattern On Glass

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How To Make A Pattern On Glass
How To Make A Pattern On Glass

Love for painting glass manifests itself even in childhood, when the baby draws snowflakes on the window with toothpaste and Christmas trees in spreading watercolor. You can support such an impulse of the child, and even enjoy the creativity yourself, using materials that are more suitable for this - paints and outlines for glass surfaces.

How to make a pattern on glass
How to make a pattern on glass

It is necessary

  • - paints on glass;
  • - contour for glass;
  • - brush.


Step 1

The surface for painting must be prepared so that the paint lies flat and does not peel off over time. Wash the glass, remove any glue residue if using a glass bottle. It can be soaked in water or heated with a hair dryer and then wiped off with a cloth. Wipe clean, dry glass with alcohol to degrease.

Step 2

Sketch the drawing. You can sketch it in watercolors on paper and refer to the sketch while working. You can also draw outlines directly onto the glass using a fine felt-tip pen. It is better to mark the outlines with a dotted line so that this line is not visible from under the paint. A template can help in the accuracy of the pattern: draw everything you need on self-adhesive colored paper, cut out the pattern, and then cut the entire sheet into narrow vertical fragments if you are painting a convex surface, or stick it on the glass as a whole.

Step 3

If you are working without a stencil, you will need a glass contour, which comes in fine-tipped tubes and is extruded like a corrector. It prevents the paint from spreading and enhances its contact with the surface, and also serves as a decorative function. Lay the glass object horizontally and slowly outline the silhouette. If the line has accidentally moved to the side, move it to the desired place with a pencil or a strip of cardboard. The contour is applied to separate areas of the pattern, which will be filled with different colors, or along the general perimeter.

Step 4

When the outlines are dry, you can start painting the glass. Paints for painting come in a variety of textures and colors. Some of them are translucent, some have a metallic sheen, some create a matte very dense coating. Having chosen the suitable one, apply it with a synthetic brush to the area inside the contour. You can use multiple colors in the same area and let them flow or rub the borders with a clean brush. To find the exact shade, mix several pigments in a separate container (for example, in a saucer) and test the result on a glass "draft". A few drops of special varnish will help to increase the transparency of the color.

Step 5

After a few minutes, when the paint dries, you can add decorative effects to the drawing - scratch the lines with a toothpick or give a rough effect by touching a foam sponge.

Step 6

Leave the painted object to dry for several hours without lifting, otherwise the contours may flow. The time for complete drying of the dyes is indicated on their packaging (from several hours to a couple of days).