Glass Crystal Painting – How to do?

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glass-crystal-painting

Materials Required
Fine Quality of Glass (size of glass depends on the size of the image u want to do)
Design Pattern
Tracing sheet
Glass crystals(you may ask for glass crystals in a shop.they are easily available in any of the craft stores)
Fevikwik

How to do?
The procedure is quite simple. Take a fine quality of glass the size of glass depends on the size of the image u want to do.
Trace the design using glass out liner on the reverse side of the glass. Let it dry completely,then start pasting glass crystals on it using fevikwik.
One need to have a lot of patience and be careful while doing .
Paste along the line choosing crystals of similar shape and size without gaps in between. If you have gaps in between fill it small pieces of crystals. Once u finish pasting u can use glass colors for painting. Then i used acrylic fabric colors for outlining of peacock feathers (black) and in between almond shape(yellow) and red in between of yellow.
Once it dries you can give it for framing .Before framing put silver foil at the back side of glass.

37 COMMENTS

  1. HI
    thanks for ur comments.i was glad to know them.i hv been gng through this site for past few months .. i thought i wld share my work with every one. i hv posted few more snaps of my paintings.pls hv a look at them .i wld b glad to know ur comments n suggestions.

  2. hi,,
    should i just ask for glass crystals. Is there a specific shop in bangalore, cos the craft shop where i buy things he wasnt able to identify. thanks for ur post.

  3. hi
    As am from hyd………i really dnt knw where r they available in bgl. u may ask for glass crystals .Basically the crystals are made up of glass pieces( especially the glass pieces of car wind screen), many a times you might have seen accidents on the roads and small glass pieces of car wind screen scattered across the road.Hopefully this clarifies your doubt.

  4. hi
    sorry for the delay.the entire work is done on the front side of the glass.just tracing is done on the reversre side.once tracing is done on vback side stick crystals on front side n colouring is also done on front side(above crystals).silverfoil on the reverse side

  5. hi kranthi
    thanks for the comment.But sorry to tell u that till now i dnt work on glass etching n glass embossing.i hardly hv any idea abt them. it wld b better if u contact Madhavi regarding this coz i think shez an expert of all these.

  6. Hi aparna

    Lovely piece of work. Wud like to know where can I get glass crystals in Bangalore. If possible shop name will help.

    Thanx.

  7. hi anu
    sorry i dnt have any idea of the shops in bgl,as am from hyd.
    u cn mail to crafty or madhavi , as i think they hv an idea about them

  8. Hi anu
    Basically the crystals are made up of glass pieces( especially the glass pieces of car wind screen), many a times you might have seen accidents on the roads and small glass pieces of car wind screen scattered across the road.An they are as transparent as sugar crystals.hope thsi clears ur doubt.

  9. Hi aisha
    Basically the crystals are made up of glass pieces( especially the glass pieces of car wind screen), many a times you might have seen accidents on the roads and small glass pieces of car wind screen scattered across the road.An they are as transparent as sugar crystals.hope thsi clears ur doubt.

  10. Hi Madhavi and Aparna,

    You guys are fantastic. I used to admire the works done by others till I happened to reach this site. Now that I know how you are doing this, my admiration reached higher levels. :-) It is tough.

    I am from hyderabad.

    Congrats and keep up the works.

    This site indeed is a joy for ever

    Smitha

  11. hi smitha
    firstly sorry for the delay,as i was out of station for few days i cldnt browse the site
    thankq for the comments n even i belive that the whole credit goes to madhavi
    its nice to meet u as even am from hyd

  12. hi aparna,
    ur painting is very nice..
    after putting outline 1st v need to paint in the glass and then v need to put crystal ah..
    after putting outline i have applied fevicol and then crystals and finally i have applied colour but the colour is not getting inside properly,i can able to c the crystal in white colour itself wen i saw it from the front side..
    will u plz guide me soon aparna..

  13. hey

    extremly sorry mahi.as i dnt hv net at hme ,i dnt check mails often.sorry …………..
    first u draw the outline on the glass n start setting crystals (make sure no spaces r left with in,its ok if little r invisible tiny space is left out,coz setting crystals exactly without spaces if difficult)once ur set start pasting them with FEVIQUICK(dnt use fevicol as the white colour of fevicol can still b seen even after it dries completely)feviquick is transparent so u cn use it but u need to b ready with crystals n qiuck in pasting as it dries up with in no time.once pasting is done leave it for half hour n then start colouring(glass colours)on the crystals.if u wish u cn even colour on the plain glass behind(as background).ok
    hope u understood.if u still hv doubt pls mail me in 1 r 2 days after that i may not b able check mails

  14. Hi Aparna
    sirf trace hi back side main hoga na ya jo black outliner se design draw karenge usi taraf crystal daale jayenge?

  15. hi Aparna,
    Its really good. This is my first visit to ur site i enjoyed it.
    Even i had tried with crystal work but i used with solvent base glass paint.
    if you have any other method and design pls let me know dear.
    thank you,
    we well keep in touch
    bye
    prathibha

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