Case Study: An Arched Top And 3 Forged Rows

With a video demonstration

Our ever-collecting client, just because he liked it, had bought a 19th century window from an auction house in Paris, France.

The trouble was, it was the wrong shape and too short by 10 inches for the particular place he had in mind within his ornate lakeside villa.

Thus it fell to Williams & Byrne not just to add an arched top but also to paint and include a number of forgeries in the exact style that you see here:

Stained glass restoration

Some of these are forgeries …

Here’s the painting sequence – how one process follows another – for you to see.

Watch this short film and you will see how, just by re-combining and adjusting techniques which you learn from our studio’s stained glass painting manual, you can achieve these perfectly stunning effects.

We want you to see how techniques can often be slightly changed and used in a different order, thus producing new effects.

So here is the sequence for you to watch – no spoken narration, just captions and music:

Now imagine what you will be able to paint when you follow this same sequence:

  1. Undercoat
  2. Trace and strengthen
  3. Oil overcoat – stippled and softened
  4. Light oil tones – and softened
  5. Darker oil tones – and softened
  6. Highlight – and softened
  7. Clean up

All in just one firing.

Isn’t that a wonderful sequence for you to use?

Any Questions?

As always, if you have questions about this post or video, please write them below, and one of us will gladly do our best to help.

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