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    Hi!

    ive been glass painting for about 3 months now but im still struggling with applying paint evenly on large or curved surfaces, particularly jars. I always end up with some visible ugly streaks of paint. I do flood-fill the areas and apply paint liberally and let it flatten out but it doesnt seem to work with large bits. while im doing one corner, the other is already dry. maybe anybody knows some nice tricks/ways how to do it?
    waiting for ur suggestions guys

    cheers x
    TiTaNiA

    my stuff:
    www.flickr.com/photos/titaniaxxx/

    my blogs:
    http://www.the-world-of-vitrail-glass.blogspot.com
    http://www.sew-it-pretty.blogspot.com

    all-crafts-in-one blog:
    www.marthaafterhours.blogspot.com

  • #2
    no advise just a loooks great

    Hi

    Had a look at some of your glass painting and they are great - We can all sometime be to critical of our own work.

    Glass must be one of the most difficult surfaces to pain on.

    All the best

    Brad

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    • #3
      Originally posted by brad View Post
      Hi

      Had a look at some of your glass painting and they are great - We can all sometime be to critical of our own work.

      Glass must be one of the most difficult surfaces to pain on.

      All the best

      Brad
      hi Brad!

      thanks for the reply. im slowly getting there with my works yet the photos dont reveal everything :P but i like them anyway.
      cheers x
      TiTaNiA

      my stuff:
      www.flickr.com/photos/titaniaxxx/

      my blogs:
      http://www.the-world-of-vitrail-glass.blogspot.com
      http://www.sew-it-pretty.blogspot.com

      all-crafts-in-one blog:
      www.marthaafterhours.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        I've done glass painting too, in the past and had exactly the same problem with large area's and round objects. I don't think there is a solution to be honest.
        http://manicmosaics.blogspot.co.uk/






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        • #5
          Originally posted by glowingsunsets View Post
          I've done glass painting too, in the past and had exactly the same problem with large area's and round objects. I don't think there is a solution to be honest.
          Hi!
          well, i thought of that too! apparently its the beauty of it but if u want to paint something larger like for example a decanter and u want to give it as a present then the paint streaks are an annoying thing. they are particularly visible with dark colours like navy, royal blue, bottle green etc.
          i read somewhere about using a pipette to apply paint but ive never tried it for myself. only use it for decanting a paint. anyway, waiting for more suggestions/comments
          TiTaNiA

          my stuff:
          www.flickr.com/photos/titaniaxxx/

          my blogs:
          http://www.the-world-of-vitrail-glass.blogspot.com
          http://www.sew-it-pretty.blogspot.com

          all-crafts-in-one blog:
          www.marthaafterhours.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            Try a spraygun or airbrush?
            Cheers,
            Scorch

            Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
            Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Scorch View Post
              Try a spraygun or airbrush?

              a spraygun? hmmm never heard of that. im doubtful if it works with glass paints. might work with large surfaces but if u have an intricate design then u will get a paint all over ur work
              TiTaNiA

              my stuff:
              www.flickr.com/photos/titaniaxxx/

              my blogs:
              http://www.the-world-of-vitrail-glass.blogspot.com
              http://www.sew-it-pretty.blogspot.com

              all-crafts-in-one blog:
              www.marthaafterhours.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Yes indeed, it would go everywhere! I thought you were wanting to paint a large object one colour, as a background or something, y'see...
                Cheers,
                Scorch

                Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scorch View Post
                  Yes indeed, it would go everywhere! I thought you were wanting to paint a large object one colour, as a background or something, y'see...
                  oh no, no! i paint a4 acetate sheets or glass objects like vases, jars, candleholders, spraygun wouldnt work with them as they require precision and knowing the consistency of some of my paints, i may as well expect a blockage and then an uncontrolled outflow of paint with unintentional application on walls and the ceiling lol
                  TiTaNiA

                  my stuff:
                  www.flickr.com/photos/titaniaxxx/

                  my blogs:
                  http://www.the-world-of-vitrail-glass.blogspot.com
                  http://www.sew-it-pretty.blogspot.com

                  all-crafts-in-one blog:
                  www.marthaafterhours.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    What these guys don't know about glass painting aint worth knowing. if you rumage around the site you may find a forum. http://www.glasspaintingmaterials.co.uk/index.html
                    "You've Got to Keep Your Mind Wide Open" - AnnaSophia Robb
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by goldy1 View Post
                      What these guys don't know about glass painting aint worth knowing. if you rumage around the site you may find a forum. http://www.glasspaintingmaterials.co.uk/index.html

                      oh yes! Alan and Barry. who doesnt know them? been there, know that
                      but thanks anyway
                      TiTaNiA

                      my stuff:
                      www.flickr.com/photos/titaniaxxx/

                      my blogs:
                      http://www.the-world-of-vitrail-glass.blogspot.com
                      http://www.sew-it-pretty.blogspot.com

                      all-crafts-in-one blog:
                      www.marthaafterhours.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        I've done quite a lot of glass painting in the past.

                        The problem on rounded surfaces is if the paint is loaded on too thick is will run, and if it is too thin you will see brush strokes. I found using a wide, flat, soft artist's brush the best for this,

                        It takes some practice and trial and error to get it right, but to be honest there is no easy solution. I used to prefer to fill in lots of smaller areas that I had created with liner on larger objects such as vases

                        Debbie
                        www.beadservice.net
                        On-line bead supplier and bead lover

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Beadservice View Post
                          I've done quite a lot of glass painting in the past.

                          The problem on rounded surfaces is if the paint is loaded on too thick is will run, and if it is too thin you will see brush strokes. I found using a wide, flat, soft artist's brush the best for this,

                          It takes some practice and trial and error to get it right, but to be honest there is no easy solution. I used to prefer to fill in lots of smaller areas that I had created with liner on larger objects such as vases

                          Debbie

                          mmm thats true, small areas look much better when filled up with paint than large one. i must admit i didnt think of changing my brush, ive always used a simple and soft one, middle-sized mostly. might give it a go tho and change it to see if it works better with me i think the underlying prob is that paint dries out too quickly before u manage to finish one corner :-/

                          recently i have come with an idea of using just a tiny drop of lightening medium on paints (so as not to lose the intensity of a colour) and it helped a lil to smooth the surface and the paint was drying out evenly. i tried it with navy Pebeo paint on a glass vase and it looked ok.
                          TiTaNiA

                          my stuff:
                          www.flickr.com/photos/titaniaxxx/

                          my blogs:
                          http://www.the-world-of-vitrail-glass.blogspot.com
                          http://www.sew-it-pretty.blogspot.com

                          all-crafts-in-one blog:
                          www.marthaafterhours.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            I found using natural hair paint brushes rather than synthetic hair was also better. And that Pebeo Ceramic was easier to brush on than Pebeo Vitrail.

                            I changed to Pebeo ceramic because you can wash your brushes in water, and I wanted to paint wine glasses and it can be baked on too.

                            Debbie
                            www.beadservice.net
                            On-line bead supplier and bead lover

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Beadservice View Post
                              I found using natural hair paint brushes rather than synthetic hair was also better. And that Pebeo Ceramic was easier to brush on than Pebeo Vitrail.

                              I changed to Pebeo ceramic because you can wash your brushes in water, and I wanted to paint wine glasses and it can be baked on too.

                              Debbie
                              are pebeo ceramic paints as transparent as pebeo vitrail?
                              i have some ceramic paints from marabu but they are not as transprent as vitrail. i also noticed that these ceramic paints are basically thicker than vitrail.
                              indeed its easier to clean the brush with water than with other solvent. the white spirit i use is so smelly
                              i think some of the brushes i use are natural and they are quite soft.

                              do u get any bubbles or scorching or caking while u bake ur stuff with water based paints? i tried a kit with water-based paints and i dabbed a tube-like vase with paint on sponges but when i went over it again, it had formed a kind of skin which was rubbed off by me as i kept dabbing :-/
                              so i turned to solvent-based paints and so it has been up to now.
                              TiTaNiA

                              my stuff:
                              www.flickr.com/photos/titaniaxxx/

                              my blogs:
                              http://www.the-world-of-vitrail-glass.blogspot.com
                              http://www.sew-it-pretty.blogspot.com

                              all-crafts-in-one blog:
                              www.marthaafterhours.blogspot.com

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