It’s a rough world out there …
Your best skills are needed more than ever.
That’s why it’s so important you look back and take account of all the things you’ve learned here these past 12 months.
So this week and next, we’ll select a handful of techniques you must master absolutely. I’ll start right now with …
Oil. Any fool can make things more complicated than they are; it takes a touch of genius to make them simple. That’s why David’s post on oil-based stained glass painting is worth your time. You’ll find it right here.
Now an embarrassing one, though it really shouldn’t be. But pricing your work is difficult enough, even without Saint John warning us how no man “might buy or sell save that he has the mark or the name of the beast” (Revelation, 13, 17). And so, if you can take the heat, here’s why you shouldn’t simply calculate the cost at which to sell your painted stained glass. Yes, you have to do much more, and this is why.
Last for today is comfort. All right, this isn’t a “technique” as such. But I still want to state this important reminder: it shouldn’t always feel like hard work. Indeed, to paint glass well, you also need to be relaxed. Watch this clip and you’ll get the idea.
P.S. These are just four quick reminders from the 50 articles we published here in 2011. The only way to get them all is to join our free email newsletter. Once you sign up, you’ll also get the glass painting tips and techniques we only send to our subscribers. All free and always private (because we will never sell or give your contact details to anyone else).
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