I am currently working on a set of (7) 10″w x 38″h glass panels for a residence in Florida. With this project, I am not only figuring out firing schedules for the new kiln, but I am also learning new techniques in using glass paints. I have dabbled with silk screening on glass and have also tested out a few different types and brands of glass paints. I discovered Colors For Earth Paints just before I took on this project. Having never used these paints before, this was the perfect opportunity to test them out.
The customer was looking for a set of panels to be installed in the stairwell of her home. She wanted a specific color palette, and also wanted to have the design have an organic look to it. The photo she sent me reminded me of polished natural stone. I needed to figure out how to replicate this on glass. I debated using powdered frits, airbrushing (which I have never done), and hand painting. I decided to give the CFE paints a try and I was very pleased with the results.
I made a small test piece (which I ended up turning into a piece of framed art for my own home) to try out this new technique. It took several firings, but I managed to mimic the look the customer was looking for.
As of now, I have 5 panels completed with 2 more to go. I will add pictures as I finish them. And HOPEFULLY I will have a picture to post of all of the panels installed in their new home.
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