Live from the Studio – Day #2

The mystery kitchen object which can improve the way you trace …

It’s day #2 of an intensive glass painting course for our five hard-working, long-haul students.

See here for the 90-second video introduction.

In a moment, I’ll reveal the identity of the mystery kitchen object which can magically improve your tracing.

(And, no, it’s not a rolling pin.)

The story so far

"I know - it's a silicone egg-poacher, no - it's a Breville toasted sandwich-maker, not it's a ..." said the third of the tycoon's beasts

“I know – it’s a silicone egg-poacher! No – it’s a Breville toasted sandwich-maker! No – it’s a …” said the third of the tycoon’s beasts

Today our students launched themselves upon the exciting world of shadows and highlights, finishing a variety of pieces ranging from ghostly leaves to angry phoenixes and curiously flirtatious fish.

Nothing fired, because tomorrow they’ll work with oil, and take their shadows and highlights to a new level of subtlety that would be impossible if the water-based lines and shadows were already fixed. (Loads of really useful projects and photos in Glass Painting Techniques & Secrets, Part 2.)

Busy as we all are at Stanton Lacy, we will always remember you.

That’s why each day this week you’ll find a useful tip. Live from the studio.

Yesterday you got a step-by-step technique for mixing perfect tracing paint. It’s common sense when you think about it, yet I’ll wager it’s not the kind of thing you’ll hear about unless you have direct contact with a real, working stained glass studio like ours.

Today’s tip is useful if:

  • You yourself sometimes struggle to keep your puddle of tracing paint in perfect health, or
  • You’re a teacher who needs a quick way of reminding your students not to water-log their palette …

And the mystery kitchen object is …

Click here to find out!