My grandchildren are not old enough yet to be let loose with my stained glass (can’t bear the sight of my grandchild’s blood !) though I’ve promised 6 year old Isobel she can make a suncatcher when she’s 7.
Having met someone at the weekend who was wearing a fused glass pendant on which her daughter had painted a figure I thought that was indeed something Isobel and George could do.
I plan to ‘prep’ the glass to be used (by grinding the edges so they don’t cut themselves) and then let them loose with some paints.
I’ve only done a bit of fused glass painting as yet - I have 3 glassline bottles and 3 writing tips. Can’t get on with the tips at all as I just cannot get any paint through them. If I squeeze hard enough it comes over the edges And they are an absolute pain to clean.
I generally use a cocktail stick to paint.
- Why don’t the tips work for me
- if I use them how on earth do I clean them
- What sort of brush do I need - I have a thin one but the
cocktail stick still wins hands down
- Is there a better alternative to glass line
If anyone has any answers or advice I would appreciate it so Izzy and George can decorate their own coasters when I see them next week.
PS: I also have a good set of Pebeo Vitrea - oven bake glass paints which I use when I need to paint my stained glass. Does anyone know what would happen if I fully fired these in my kiln as i have a full range of colours in these