We had a very basic how to paint glass tutorial before which goes into the details on using our glass stain paint. (I use this paint for both regular faux stained glass painting and for spicing up etched glass. But in this tutorial, I wanted to provide details on faux stained glass painting on inexpensive picture frames and using a new crystal textured paint.
This paint is very cool, but I have to say, it produces quite a strong amount of fumes! I am not exaggerating, and it can take over a week for the fumes to go away. I actually put it outside for a few days after painting and another week in the garage. The fumes are so strong, that I may only provide these for sale for a limited time here (available in 12 colors).
The crystal paint applies like any other paint and it starts to make a beautiful cracked crystal texture look as it dries. The texture looks similar to the surface produced by glass chipping. The texture really is awesome to integrate into a project with normal glass paint or etchings. I actually added it in the border of this project in alternating black and clear colors. Anyway, the below shows the tutorial of how I painted this glass picture frame.
Picture Frames are Great for Glass Painting
I’d first like to say, that I think painting on the glass of picture frames is one of the best items to paint for many reasons:
- They come with the glass that fits inside the frame already. No glass cutting needed!
- They can be hung up as a cool decorative item in the house.
- They are very inexpensive. Places like dollar stores and Walmart have them for less than a few dollars. I believe this one was around $3 or $5.
Painting on Glass Picture Frames Tutorial
Step 1: Place printed glass stain pattern behind your glass and tape together.
I found a stained glass pattern online (can’t remember where), scaled it down to size of the glass, and printed it out.
Step 2: Trace the leading edges of the pattern with any type of faux leading.
Let that dry before painting.
Step 3: Apply your paint in sections.
Step 4: Textured crystal paint was added in the border area last.
It is best to paint the textured crystal paint last because you want to work above it the least amount as possible because it is so toxic.
Step 5: Allow to dry
Allow this to dry, preferably on an outside front or back patio where it won’t get damaged.
Step 6: Place back in picture frame and hang where needed.
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