For those of you who have Grip, we’ve just published a useful demonstration of stained glass tracing.
It’s slow-motion, close-up and with 3 cameras so you see everything you need to see.
Here’s a clip from it:
To get this video (and the others in the series), download your own free copy of Grip right here.
Ever had this? So you’re tracing – tracing or strengthening: painting lines with a tracing brush – and your line itself looks good enough. But around the line you see a watermark: a halo, where water from your tracing paint seeps out. Ever had that?
What angle? Upright? – Or diagonal?
This is another point the glass painter must remember – especially when tracing an image from a design which lies beneath the glass.
How upright is your brush?
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