4 mm glass desired size(18”x 14”)
Isographic pen – Rotring 0.3 mm
Rotring black colour permanent ink
black & white Xerox of design
Cellotape, pencil, carbon, foot scale, bud
Acrylic colours – Super White, Black, Crimson, Prussian Blue,
Burnt Umber, chrome yellow medium, Dark / poster green,
Burnt Sienna –other colours according to the deity chosen.
Pentel poster colour – pearl Gold
Stone colours – Red, White, Green
Good quality brushes for acrylic colours – 0, 2, 6/8
Pebeo Acrylic Glossy Spray(optional).
Aluminium foil – food grade.
a)Readying the glass : Wash glass with soap, air dry for a few minutes, then clean glass again with a glass cleaner spray, wipe with a paper, set aside for 5 minutes.
Tape the 4 sides of the glass with cellotape. Mark the centre of the glass.
Place the carbon on the reverse of the picture and make a reverse carbon marking on the backside of the xerox – this is done because this is a reverse glass painting on doing so the left and the right parts of the picture will not get reversed when we copy the design on the glass.
Now mark the centre of the reversed design.
b) Drawing the design: Draw a ½’’ border on all 4 sides of the glass using the rotring pen and foot scale.
Check the design and make alterations wherever necessary.
Fix the centre of the Xerox to the centre of the glass and tape all 4 sides.
Now trace the details using the rotring pen, let dry for 10-15 minutes and then spary over the markings using Pebeo spray & let dry for at least 12-20 hours till touch dry.
c)Using stone colours and gold: Decide the colours for the stones in the different pieces of jewellery.
Use 0 brush and fill in the different colours.
After this dries,use gold poster colour fill the designs which have to be filled with gold using the same 0 brush. Let the gold dry.
After the picture is completed, pieces of crushed aluminium foil have to be stuck on the stone colours to give depth to the stones.
d) painting: For any Goddess – use White + 1 drop of Chrome yellow medium as skin colour ( all goddesses except Parvati, Valli, Meenakshi and Kali).
For Ganesha – use White + 1 drop of Burnt Sienna as skin colour.(all Gods except Rama, Krishna, Balaji, Hanuman, have this same colour).
Decide background in accordance with the colours decided for the clothes.
For the clothes use a little white or black to the curved part of the dress to give it a silk effect.
When this is slightly dry, fill the entire dress with the decided colour and wash the place where the main colour meets the white or black shading.
Similarly, shade curtains with main colour and white or black.
e) Garland or lotus: Use Crimson directly on the curved part of the petals, fill the rest with white wash the part where white meets crimson.
Use light or dark green on leaves, shade curved parts using white or black, merge/wash.
f) Jasmine, tusks, modaks: Use dilute Prussian blue on the curved part, fill the rest with white and wash.
g) Snake, mouse : Decide body pattern of the snake(dots, checks, stripes), the pattern should have been marked with rotring pen.
Fill body colours, mix body colour with white and paint scales. For mouse, use brown and shade with white.
Check for any adjustments to be done before background is painted.
Mix a little black with prussian blue and paint background.
If needed, give 2 coatings for the background. Spray Pebeo Acrylic/varnish spray on the painting after fixing the aluminium foil.
Leave it as it is to dry, frame after 2-3 days.