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Pebeo Vitrea 160, Reverse Glass Painted Chandelier Bowl

the initial sketch, mapped out design

the initial sketch, mapped out design

the initial sketch, mapped out design
14 hrs of painting, looking down into bowl
chandelier lit, photo from below
2nd view, lit chandelier

The most recent piece I did was a 16" glass pendant chandelier, which came out nicely. After doing my sketch with Pebeo glass markers (and speed-dry-setting the sketches) I began painting the floral design.

I use a high-heat hair dryer to help set layers so I can add another layer faster. This layering technique allows me to achieve a rich depth of color. These paints are awesome but very thin, a definite learning curve is involved....at first it's like nailing jello to a tree, but with a bit of practice you quickly develop a feel for it.

I allow my work to air-dry 24 hrs before oven-curing. CRITICAL TIP: when oven-curing glass painted objects, DO NOT REMOVE OBJECT FROM OVEN after cure time elapses; instead, turn off oven & open oven door,allow object to come to cool enough temp to handle comfortably or (preferably) completely room-temp cool. Especially during cold weather seasons, you risk having your project crack when too cool air hits it suddenly after being oven-cured !! Don't risk your work. Treat it as you would a meringue and let it come to room temp all on it's own.

Hope this helps you with your project~ :)

P.S.---I realize the author of this site cautions not to "mix" brands of glass paints due to different paint qualities and that's wise advice, but I've learned that Delta Iridescent PermEnamel IS quite compatible with Pebeo Vitrea 160 paints (I would not attempt to use any other brands or even other Pebeo products with Delta though), unless they have the exact same therma-set requirements. (You can also buy Pebeo 160 iridescent medium, although it's much more expensive than the Delta iridescent products.)

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Pebeo Vitrea 160, is my favourite glass paint!

by Miss Judith-Anne Redsull
(Shoeburyness, Essex, England.)

I have my own stained glass company and for the last 15 years I have used the "Pebeo Vitrea 160" collection for all my hand painted work. I swear by this range.

I do not use brushes, I work with a scalpel for the fine outlines and use the black paint and not the outliners. When the paint dries you may have to go over the same line again to make it smooth but you can choose how thick you want the line to end up.

If I am doing portraits or faces I use the lightening medium, it has a color to it and ends up looking like a flesh tone. You must wait for all the paint around it to be dry first though. Then you can layer up hair, eyes and features over the top later.

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Glass paints

by Catherine
(Fond du Lac, WI)

I use the Pebeo glass paints when I want a more classy, transparent look such as grapes and vines. I use the Liquitex Glossies enamel paint when I want a more opaque look.

I find the Donna Dewberry paintbrushes outstanding for painting on glass.

I also wash my glass in soapy water, rinse and then wipe it with rubbing alcohol and let it sit for 30 minutes before I use either brand. The paint adheres much better.

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Gold Glass Outliners - Opaque

by Linda

Does anyone know of a good gold paint for glass that is not transparent?? I have used Folkart Enamel and Metallic and with both the gold comes out transparent.

I am looking for a good solid gold to do outlining on Wine Glasses and I am stumped....I do want to bake the glasses to seal the paint.

Hi Linda, Cheryl here from Your Decorative Painting Resource. I really like the Pebeo Outliners. They have great coverage. Here's a link on this site to help you http://www.your-decorative-painting-resource.com/vitrea-160.html

I hope this is helpful.

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My favourite glass paint is Pébéo - cerne relief

by Andrée
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I use the internet to come up with a pattern that I like, then I print it and tape it to the inside of whatever I happen to be painting - vase, glasses, etc. Of course this only works with clear items.

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