Now our client had approved the 16 designs he’d asked for, and so it was back to us to secure his agreement on the painted glass itself – on what it must look like when it’s finished.
His insistence was, his skylights must look ancient.
And that is why we spent these last few weeks establishing and refining the necessary techniques to make the glass look very old.
Today the client’s architect called in to see the samples we had made.
The meeting went as well as you could wish.
So now we can reveal for the first time how the ancient-looking glass was stained – including a short video for you.
Silver stain and oil
Hit play and turn on the volume. You’ll soon see how quick and pleasurable it is to silver stain with oil.
And at the end you’ll catch sight of some sample fragments which made the client’s architect sigh with pleasure:
Now do you see how direct and immediate it is with oil?
It also lasts for ages once you’ve made a batch. A wonderful improvement on water.
When you want to learn more, you’ll find lots of valuable information in Part 3 of Glass Painting Techniques & Secrets from an English Stained Glass Studio – download it here.
All the best with your staining!