A Sobering Thought about Your Painting Bridge

In my last post I gave you 9 tips for keeping a steady hand when tracing, or – “How to stop the wobbles“.

The last tip was, not too much wine. (Well, none at all is best.) Which reminds me how David’s been teetotal for 30 years. Not a single drop. Thankfully, that’s not the secret of his amazing skill, though as I say, you’ll definitely paint better when you’re “dry”.

No, other things also count – like your painting bridge and how you treat it.

Stained-Glass Painting Tools & Materials


Here’s a check-list for anyone who is starting out as a stained-glass painter:

  1. See below for details about glass paint and mixing bowl, gum Arabic, media (water and/or oil), light box, palettes, palette knives, paint covers, painting bridge / arm rest, jam jars, badger blender, wide narrow brushes, tracing brushes, various sticks, needles, scrubs, kiln, kiln trays and kiln controller.
  2. There are many articles and videos on this site: see here for a quick tour.
  3. Download and study our hands-on guide to kiln-fired stained glass painting – it’s packed with recipes, techniques, step-by-step projects and the kind of common sense you’ll only get by working with a successful studio.
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