Using Reusche Glass Paints
Click here to see the Book on
how to work with this paint, "the Art of Painting on Glass".
Vitreous Paints &
Vitreous Paint is a mixture
of ground glass and a pigment oxide. These superior glass stains
and paints from Reusche are offered in 1 oz. (28.3 gm) packets,
containing powdered colors which may be mixed with water and
gum arabic or other mixing agents before application to glass
and subsequent kiln firing. 1 ounce covers 300 square inches.
"Here are the pictures of
the work I just finished using the Reusche Cadmium and Lead free
paints that I ordered from you (Sundance) Although it is a practice
piece, it is the first I have done in 25 years"
54R001 - Strong Blue - feathers
and wreath on the helmet
53R002 - Blue Green - vining structure
01388 - Orange Intense Silver
Stain - mantking and side shield
53R004 - Apple Green - helmet
(matted) and the background (stippled)
55R002 - Persian Red - shield
57R001 - Tracing Black - trace
Umber Brown - used for the banner
(Tuebor: means I will Defend)
"All these paints were fired
at 1200°F. I used white vinegar to mix with all the paints
instead of water, just a preference. The paints are very smooth,
no grinding. I am very pleased with the results. Unfortunately,
the pictures do not show the true beauty of the colors."
"I forgot to add that this
piece is done on standard window glass. A beginner should not
feel that they have to use the more expensive glasses at first.
A lot can be done with paints just using standard window glass."