What paint for old style church stained glass effect?

by Crystal Bragan
(Myrtle Beach, SC)

Hi, I'm a newbie to painting....anything!

I've dabbled a bit in window paint and had decent success with pretend stained glass effect on vases, bottles, ornaments and using ceramic color on plates and mugs.

I've got an older window I'm dying to unleash my not so great talent on. lol!

I would like to get the rich color effect of old historic stained glass windows, like you see in very old churches... where the sun filters thru but the colors remain vivid...and yes, I would like for it to look like real stained glass....

Living in SC, one concern is longevity, I worry that the window paint I bought and used with my kids will melt, crack or fade in the sun and heat?

Can you suggest what I should consider using?
I know you've given great suggestions on this site but there are hardly any examples of finished products using the paints you reviewed/recommend, next to them.

Thank you for any tips, recommendations,
suggestions and advice you can give me!!!

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Mar 11, 2017
Stained Glass Effect
by: Cheryl

Hi Crystal,

Hands down I would recommend Pebeo Vitrail paints.

If you're working vertically you will need to add their No Drip Medium to keep the paint from dripping down.

It's ideal to use with the Cerne Relief Outliners or their Self-Adhesive Lead strips.

I'm sorry I don't have examples yet. With hundreds of pages on the site I do what I can when I can to add more visuals. Whew! :o)

Just this week I added a tutorial for using the Glass Crackle Medium with the Vitrail paints. Copy and paste this URL to your browser. https://www.your-decorative-painting-resource.com/crackle-glass-vase.html It will give you an idea of just how intense yet transparent the paints are.

I hope this helps! Happy painting.

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