All set now to paint the fierce lion tomorrow: tracing (outlining), then flooding. And once the flooding is dry, I’ll pick out his highlights using “the chalk method” – just like you do with stained glass lettering.
Highlights – Useful Tips
Let me tell you that the key points are: have a plan (don’t usually invent things as you go along), hold your glass firmly with one hand, work from the bridge with the other, choose your highlighting tool with care (make your own as needed), be confident (not scratchy, unless scratchy is what you really want), consider stencils (especially if you have a repeating pattern), remember how the back of the glass is also good for stained glass highlights, and use your hands as needed (just be sure they’re clean).
Right, now I’ve said my piece, will you also have a look?
I guess we’ve been a little silent for a while. Here’s why – plus you’ll find a really useful tip about highlighting … [click to continue…]
Plus a free design for you to use
I’m glad the post on blistered paint (and how to stop it) was useful to you.
Afterwards, Ron Prondzinski made a really useful comment about Reusche’s water-based painting medium (D1368).
My response was:
What special uses does it have?
I mean, why use a manufactured medium rather than just plain water which we can all get from the tap?
I also thought:
I’m no dinosaur but …
Why haven’t I tried it yet?