Jade Elizabeth contacted me a while back after trying out our translucent glass paints and she had some questions that we wanted to share here because it might help others out. She was also nice enough to share her painted glass projects she did!
Another point of this post was to emphasize that you can paint over a regular cut-out stencil (as you may use for etching) like she did instead of using faux stained glass lead like we did in this basic glass painting tutorial.
She was asking me if is there any kind of sealant to make paint last longer on drinking glasses since they accidentally put them in the dishwasher with it starting to peel. In this case, you might want to try something like a glaze or ModPodge Dishwasher sealer shown here.
As an FYI- our paints aren’t bakeable, but as discussed in this membership tutorial, I do like the Pebeo Vitrea paints for that shown here.
Pebeo Vitrea Acyrlic Paints vs. Our Glass Lacquer Stains: Pros & Cons
She described the below pros and cons to each which I think is helpful:
I did find that the lacquer comes off very easily with nail polish remover if needed… like, when it’s on my hands. I’m very happy with them though, thank you for making them available.
… the Pebeo 160 paints are really were great for glassware and survives the dishwasher so far, but they’re not quite as “stained glass” as the lacquers I got from you.
She suggested to use the Pebeo paints for functional glassware, and use our lacquers for flat, framed pieces that have no reason to go near a dishwasher.
She also mentioned having issues with maintaining an even coat of coloring with our lacquer paints. (Tip: If an airbrush is too much of a hassle, you can also use dropper bottles (aka pipettes).)
the nice thing about the lacquers vs the Pebeo paints, I can let them dry on the vinyl and they won’t stick to the edges when I pull the vinyl off. The Pebeo paints I need to remove the vinyl when it’s just dry enough. Thankfully for both I can scratch off paint mistakes.
In addition to the above example of our lacquer paints, she shared a few examples of her projects with Pebeo also below.
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