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How to practise glass painting on everyday glass objects in a simple manner

Updated on November 17, 2012
My glass-painted objects
My glass-painted objects | Source

About glass painting

Glass painting is now considered a popular form of art and has an edge over the other types of painting due to the fact that it can be performed on several objects besides frames and home decors such as window panes. Glass painting is one of the few types of painting that is multi-faceted and comes in a number of forms such as reverse glass, fused glass, stained glass and many more to name. Glass painting is the kind of art which gives any object a touch of artistic appeal. Glass painting is widely practised on numerous objects from tiny beads to gigantic window panes of churches. Owing to its versatility, glass painting is now taught in art classes and online tutorials. With the recent availability of glass painting kits and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects, glass painting transcends the boundaries from just practising art to a fun and useful hobby.

How to become accustomed with glass painting

  • Enroll in art classes to gain complete expertise in glass painting.
  • Read step by step instructions regarding glass painting through books or online in order to acquire an insight of this art.
  • View video tutorials for better understanding of basics of glass painting.
  • Indulge yourself in Do-it-yourself (DIY) glass painting projects and kits for fun time-pass as well as mastering the art of glass painting over time.

My cousin-sister's pretty glass painting

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My rendezvous with glass painting

The thought of doing glass painting had long eluded me since my childhood. One day, I saw my cousin's beautiful framed glass painting on her home walls. Her regular attendance of art classes and dedication had paid off and it is very obvious by the beauty of her work. Immediately, I was inspired by her artwork and decided to take up glass painting. One day, I visited a bookstore. I browsed through artwork books and came upon this glass painting kit tucked in a corner. This kit clearly stated that it is for beginners. I quickly grabbed it.

About my glass painting kit

This well-equipped kit was fashioned by Diana Fisher, who is an award-winning artist. This kit was published by Walter Foster Publishing, which is a reputed publishing division of Quarto Publishing, a well-known international publishing house. The craft kit is customised for beginners in glass painting. It contained a 32-page project book enclosed within it, 8 glass paints, a palette, 2 paint-brushes, a sponge, a black out-liner tube, a glue-tube and a packet of tiny decorative beads. The project book provided several step by step instructions and special tips with helpful pictures. It also included templates (they need to be photocopied as told by this author) to be used on glass objects. The project book is a good guide book which helps beginners in developing the knack of glass painting. Also, it is ideal for busy professionals like me.

This YouTube video will give you various ideas of what glass object to be chosen for glass painting

A variety of glass objects that glass painting can be practised on:

Besides window panes and glass doors, glass painting can be done on a large number of glass objects, ranging from small glass pebbles to huge glass cases.

The list of objects made of glass required for practising glass painting are mentioned below:

  • Home décor objects such as vases, figurines, frames and anything made of glass available at your home.
  • Crockery items like spice-shakers, mugs, bowls, jars, trays and many more you can find in your kitchen cabinet or shelves.
  • Jewelry accessories made of glass including earrings, bracelets, pendants, accents and several other accessories you would like to pep up your appearance.
  • Mantelpiece glass items such as prisms, plexi-balls, glass cubes, etc to give the mantelpiece an overally striking look.
  • Anything that are old and unused like aquarium tanks, beverage bottles, nail-polish containers, sprayers and anything that needs to be revamped so as to add a vibrant look to your home.
  • Many more glass objects such as table-tops, lab-flasks, chandeliers, glass chess set and the list goes on.................nothing stops you from being creative with glass objects.

Special note: The crockery items with glass painting on them should be for decorative display only.

Extra tools and materials for extra attractions

  • Stickers and glow-in-the-dark decals required for sticking on glass objects
  • Glass markers
  • Colored sketch pens suitable for creating various designs on glass objects
  • Glitter-glue pens
  • Glass beads for decorative purposes
  • Colored glass objects (Though the author of the project kit suggested the use of crystal clear glass objects, I decided to be adventurous and painted on coloured glass objects)
  • Glass objects with uneven surfaces and indentations (Again the author suggested the use of ultra smooth surfaced glass objects. However, I experimented on several glass objects with indentations and it worked well)

List of important things to do while doing glass painting

  • Wear paint-and-glue-proof gloves.
  • Use sturdy glass objects only.
  • Avoid the use of extremely sharp glass edges and cracked or broken glass objects.
  • Start practising with small glass objects and then proceed to bigger glass objects.
  • Perform glass painting in a separate place where work can be done neatly and prudently.
  • Use different types of paint-brushes besides the paint-brushes of the kit
  • Use cotton swabs and tissue papers to carefully remove the smudges.
  • Use transparent sheets and black marker pen in case you want to create your own designs.
  • Use optional tools such as stencils, scissors and anything that is handy.
  • In case of glass painting kits, kids need to be under the complete supervision of adults.

My glass painting kit
My glass painting kit | Source

How to do glass painting on glass objects

1. After thoroughly reading the project book, make sure that you know the details and techniques of glass painting explained by the author. You can create pretty and intricate designs on glass objects or transform plain-looking glass items into colorful and vivid display items. Practising this craft requires a lot of patience and there is no shortcut to success.

A template of God Ganesha
A template of God Ganesha | Source

2. For a particular design or picture, use a template which can be taken as a photocopy or self-created on gateway sheet (transparent sheet). If you prefer to create your own designs, you can make them without the use of templates.

I used a template of God Ganesha, one of the most important Hindu gods of India to be used as a glass painting on a glass photograph-frame. This template is taken as a print-out from the website titled www.pitara.com which is an Indian creative website for kids and this website have plenty of free printable coloring sheets.


The template is inserted inside the photograph-frame to be used as the base for outlining.
The template is inserted inside the photograph-frame to be used as the base for outlining. | Source

3. Place the template behind the glass object so that you can outline carefully with the black out-liner tube. Before outlining, practise it on a paper so as to get the right results. If you want to draw thin lines, squeeze the tube gently and slowly draw thin lines. In case there are smudges, use cotton swabs to remove the mess.

Note: Adjust your template according to the size of your glass-object.

The outline of God Ganesh on the photograph-frame, using a black out-liner tube.
The outline of God Ganesh on the photograph-frame, using a black out-liner tube. | Source

4. After the outline of the template-picture is done, let it dry for a considerable amount of time. I placed the black outline of the picture under the fan for some time to dry completely before painting different colors within the outlined parts. Avoid touching the outline with paint colors and in case you make this mistake, again outline on the colored outline. Then let it to dry once again before resuming painting in the remaining outlined parts.

My glass painting of God Ganesha
My glass painting of God Ganesha | Source

5. Choose suitable colors for your outlined designs or pictures. Mix the glass color paints with little water and ensure that they are neither thick or runny. After completing the glass painting, place it under the fan to dry for some more time. You can decorate the glass painting with tiny decorative beads, stickers, glitter-glue pens and anything to make your glass painting attractive.

I colored the ornaments of God Ganesha, using golden glitter-glue pen and embellished them with tiny beads to brighten up the whole picture. Finally, this glass painting frame was all ready to be on display.

Before they were regular plain-looking glass objects

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And now they are attractive display glass objects!

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The mug has cut indentations and the bowl with fish design has raised indentations.
The mug has cut indentations and the bowl with fish design has raised indentations.
The mug has cut indentations and the bowl with fish design has raised indentations. | Source
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Practising on glass objects with indentations

The indentations on glass objects can be both raised and cut. It requires a lot of patience to achieve the desired results. You have to paint smoothly on these indentations and use suitable paint-brushes according to the dimensions of the indentations. You can create your designs carefully on the glass objects with indentations. Actually, the glass objects with indentations are easy for glass painting.

My fun time with glass painting

I admit that I had a wonderful time, indulging in glass painting. My crockery-case was full of plain-looking glass objects, sitting idle on the shelves for years. I decided to give them a colorful make-over. I chose a considerable number of glass objects and in a few weeks, I turned them into attractive display items. Though I may be not be an advanced professional in glass-painting, my amateurish efforts gave me a rewarding experience.

Go, practise glass painting and have fun!

Copyrights © 2012 By Ishwaryaa Dhandapani

I have done glass painting on a large number of glass objects
I have done glass painting on a large number of glass objects | Source

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hi pstraubie48! Thank you for the read & congrats as well as sharing your enthusiasm to try this hobby. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hi Sherry madam! Thank you for the congrats. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you for the read & sharing your enthusiasm to try this hobby. All the best!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you for the read & encouraging comment.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Thank you for the read & sharing your enthusiasm to try this hobby. All the best!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hi Linda madam! Thank you for the congrats. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 2 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hi Mary madam! Thank you for the thoughtful comments & congrats. Take care

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    Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Beautiful and very creative ideas of glass painting. It's a wonderful idea to decorate some old glass objects to make them interesting art pieces again.

    Thanks for sharing and voted up!

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    Sherry Hewins 2 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

    Wow, Hub of the Day, after all this time! Better late than never; congratulatons, it's well deserved

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Hi ishwaryaa22, I found this hub to be very interesting and as soon as I get a few more projects out of the way, I would like to try this out. Thanks, stella

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    poetryman6969 2 years ago

    I don't have the hand to eye coordination for this but the results are beautiful.

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    Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

    This does look like a fun hobby to get into. I might try some glass painting someday. I can add it to all my or hobbies because I do like adding color to my world. Beautiful hub for HOTD!

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    Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Congrats on Hub of the Day, Ish! :)

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    Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

    I was so pleased to see this Hub won HOTD! I remember when you wrote it and I enjoyed learning how you did these beautiful pieces.

    I was proud that you would include a link to my Hub on how I Faux Paint glass to look like real stain glass!

    Congrats....Mary

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    Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

    Sounds like something I might give a try...your tips certainly will be of benefit to those of us to decide to give glass painting a try.

    Congrats on HOTD

    Angels are on the way to you ps

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @poojagupta11: Most welcome! I agree with your idea. Good Luck!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ FlourishAnyway: Hi, thank you for the visit & very encouraging comments. Hope you give this art a try and let me know. I am sure that you will create pretty art pieces. Good Luck! Take care

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    FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

    What a neat idea, especially for all the old vases and used Yankee Candle jars that are too nice to discard. Your tips are very helpful and photos show how beautiful the finished pieces can be, transforming plain items into the extraordinary. I especially like the photo of all your pieces displayed together. Very artsy. Voted up and more!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ lindacee: Hi, thank you for the visit & very encouraging comments. Nice to know that you are not only an expert home-decorator but also a talented artist. Hope you have fun with this art and please do let me know. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    lindacee 4 years ago from Arizona

    I've done some glass painting, but nothing like the intricate examples you have shared in this highly informative Hub! Your work is so beautiful! Do you sell your pieces? If not, you should consider it! I love the specialized paint products on the market now. The paint flows nicely over glass and can be baked on for a durable finish. Thanks for sharing this fun and creative art form. Voted up, interesting, useful, interesting, awesome and beautiful! :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Au fait: Hi, thank you for the visit & very encouraging comments. Hope you & your family members try this craft and enjoy like I did! Good luck! Happy hubbing! Take care

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    C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

    Very clear instructions on how to do this beautiful art. I love the idea of personalizing household items and creating art objects with this craft. You can add a lot of character and interest to your décor and/or make some beautiful gifts that will be cherished because you made them.

    Voted up, BIU, and will share!

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    poojagupta11 4 years ago

    Thanks a lot. Its really helpful. Since i want to highlight colours so white background will be best.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ poojagupta11: Welcome to HubPages! Nice to know that you are involved in glass painting. It is your wish on how much you want to highlight your glass painting. You can use either white paper background (or) no background. I did not use any background-material for my glass paintings and my cousin-sister used white paper as background for some of her glass paintings. You can get your glass painting framed at a professional framing center. Hope this is helpful for you. All the best!

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    poojagupta11 4 years ago

    Hi, I`ve painted some flowers on a flat glass surface and now want to get it framed, so that I could hang it on wall, but I am confused as what background should I use like white paper or crushed aluminium sheet, or no backgroung stuff.Please help.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ anuramkumar: Thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Please let me know after you tried glass painting. Good Luck! Take care

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    anuramkumar 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    They all look so beautiful. I was searching for info on glass painting and found this hub very useful. Keep up the good work.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sherrye Barrow: Thank you for the read and encouraging comment. Nice to know that this is one of your favorite hobbies. Happy New Year!

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    Sherrye Barrow 4 years ago from Duncan, AZ

    Beautiful painted pieces...This is one of my favorite hobbies too!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Jeannieinabottle: Hi, nice to know that you are artistic and enjoyed painting. I am sure that you will create pretty glass art. Please let me know after you did glass painting. All the best. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    This is a really awesome hub. I used to enjoy painting light catchers, so I imagine this would be just as fun. I think I will give this a try one day. Thanks for sharing your hobby with us. Your glass art is so beautiful! Voted up, beautiful, and shared!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Pooja Gupta: Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. You can find the glass colors under the good brand - Camel available in India. Hope this is helpful for you. All the best.

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    Pooja Gupta 4 years ago

    Hi, thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Your hub has given me lot of new ideas, as I only paint on a flat glass pieces.

    Could you please suggest me the best glass colours available here in India, as I am not able to get all the shades in the packs available in market.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Mike Robbers: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your very encouraging comments. I am very sure that you can create fine glass-painting. All the best. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

    I admire glass painting so much .. I love the way light shines through it.. Never tried yet though, but who knows maybe ill decide to try one day myself :)

    thanks for this inspirational and detailed overview on glass painting.. loved the photos of your wonderful work

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ DeborahNeyens: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. I am very sure that you create pretty glass painting just like you created pretty decoupaged tins. All the best. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

    Thanks for the detailed overview of glass painting and for sharing photos of your beautiful work. You are very creative.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ MartieCoetser: Thank you for the read and for your very encouraging comments. I am sure that you create amazing glass painting. All the best! Take care

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    Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

    I really want to do this. One of these days I am going to MAKE the time. Thank you for an awesome article about painting on glass. Shared and pinned!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ coffeegginmyrice: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging words. Nice to know that you are blessed with artistic skills and I am very sure that you create elaborate glass painting. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ remaniki: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your very encouraging comments. I remember that you mentioned in one of your hubs that your one of favorite hobbies is creating creative crafts - am I right? If yes, then please give this art a try and I am very sure that you create amazing glass painting. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. It would be nice if you give this art a try and I am very sure you care capable of creating elaborate art. Take care

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    Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

    I've done a little bit of these but that was in school on some art project. I like how the paint glides on the glass. What wonderful artcraft you've made here, ishwaryaa! They brighten up a room! So lovely and beautiful!! I would like to bookmark your hub and pinning it because one day, it might inspire me to explore it more with some glass at home...when I am ready with my brush and paints. Have a more creative day!

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    Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    Great hub Ishwaryaa. You managed to bring 'life' to simple and plain glass objects and made them look stunningly beautiful. Great work of art dear. You are very talented. keep it up! Cheers, Rema.

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    Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

    A truly talented lady you are. Your paintings were wonderful and the hub, thorough. I share and tweet, my friend.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Stephanie Henkel: Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. I am very sure that you create pretty glass painting. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vellur: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. You are very capable of creating pretty artwork. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Mama Kim 8: Hi, thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. You can give this art a try and I am very sure that you create pretty artwork. All the best. Take care

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    Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

    Glass painting looks like a lot of fun. I love to recycle things by adding original artwork! Tweeted!

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    Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

    Great article useful and in great detail. Your glass painting is brilliant. Voted up.

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    Sasha Kim 5 years ago

    A beautiful and thorough hub! wonderful, your glass paintings were wonderful. Voted up and shared ^_^

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ thumbi7: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. You and your children can indulge in this art - it is really enjoyable and relaxing! Take care

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    JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

    Dear ishwaryaa2,

    You are really talented and creative....

    Those glasswares look beautiful after you painted them

    Sharing...

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ KDuBarry03: Hi, this is indeed a fun hobby. Hope you give this art a try and I am sure that you create fine artwork. All the best. Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    KDuBarry03 5 years ago

    What a fun hobby! Your artwork here is very interesting and creative! Thanks for sharing this :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sunshine625: Hi, I remember that you once mentioned that you have artistic skills. I am sure that you create pretty glass painting. Please let me know after you have tried this art. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Cyndi10: Hi, yes this art requires plenty of patience to achieve the desired results! It would be nice if you give this art a try. Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Brett.Tesol: Hi, this is indeed an interesting hobby! I enjoyed indulging in this delightful hobby! Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    Hi Ish, This is a beautiful hub! Your creative artwork is something to be admired! I picked up a few clever tips from you, Thank you for sharing!

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    Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

    The instructions you gave for glass painting were so well written that anyone interested should be able to tackle the hobby. You have produced some lovely work. I imagine it must takes lots of patience to do and would be great for someone trying to learn to be still and have patience. Well done.

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    Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

    An interesting hobby you have! I like the way you showed the before and after photos of normal household objects. The glass painting really does transform them beautifully!!

    Shared, up and awesome.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Docmo: Hi, thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. You are very talented. I remember the first pictures in many of your hubs - you made such amazing pictures related to topics of your hubs and you wrote your pen-name at the end to show that you are the real artist behind such creative pictures! Your daughter undoubtedly is blessed with artistic skills like her dad and both of you will surely create wonderful glass painting. All the best. Take care

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    Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

    Your artistry and creativity takes my breath away ishwaryaa. The way you have taken everyday objects and giving them a new colourful life is fabulous. What's more effective is your overall design, the simple explanations, the pictures and your inspiring style that will motivate any beginner. Truly awesome. I love to do art projects with my daughter who is eleven. Shell love this! Thank you- voted up/ awesome and shared on FB.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ prasetio30: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Nice to hear that you are very talented and I remember that you mentioned about your skills in egg-painting and canvas painting. I would like to see all your work, including glass painting. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ NiaG: Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. Yes, our fellow-hubber-friend Mary 615 has us attracted to glass painting. Like you, glass painting piqued my interest. I will visit you and read your glass painting hub now. Once again thank you for sharing your passion for this art. It is good to hear from another connoisseur of glass painting. Take care

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    prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

    This was beautiful and informative hub. Glass painting always attractive. We can share our creativity with the glass we have at home. Thanks for writing and I really enjoy all pictures above. Good job, my friend. Voted up (useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting).

    Prasetio

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    NiaG 5 years ago from Louisville, KY

    Awesome hub! Mary615 has me addicted to faux stained glass painting. So now whenever I see something about glass painting it peaks my interest. Though my type of painting is slightly different from your hub I think it's all neat. Great hub and step by step instrucs. Voted up!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Millionaire Tips: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. I had a good time, indulging in glass painting. Nice to hear that you will try this art and I am sure that you create pretty glass painting as much as you created pretty quilts. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ molometer: Hi, yes you are right that this art has a long tradition. I had enjoyed practising this amazing art. I remember that your wife and grandkids are talented and it would be nice if they give this art a try to create attractive glass painting. All the best. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

    Wow these are beautiful. Love the explanation and the before and after photos. It certainly makes a big difference. I especially like the candle in the first photo. I will definitely have to try painting glass. Voted up.

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    molometer 5 years ago

    Hi Ishwaryaa,

    What a lovely hub on how to practice glass painting on everyday objects. We sometimes forget, how beautiful these simple objects can be, with the addition of a little paint.

    As you show in this great hub. This art has a long tradition. I like your examples of your own work. Very attractive. Well written and helpful informative hub.

    All the votes and Sharing

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ starstream: Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Nice to hear that you are talented and did glass painting. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Movie Master: Hi, thank you for the read and for your encouraging comments. The glass painting kit is very helpful and also fun to use. Please let me know after you have tried glass painting. I am very sure that you will create pretty glass painting. All the best. Take care

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    Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

    Years ago I did glass painting with some special paints and products from our craft store. Your article is informative and should help many people to get started.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ wheelinover: Hi, I completely agree with you that people born with artistic skills will make good money selling the painted pieces. Thank you for sharing your interesting business ideas. All the best. Take care

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    Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    Your article has certainly inspired me! the painted glass objects have been transformed, they are beautiful!

    I am going to purchase a kit and try this for myself!

    Thank you, voting up and shared.

    Best wishes lesley

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    Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

    I have been thinking about your hub off and on for the past 19 hours. It needs to remain in memory because it is a great business idea for the right person. There is no doubt in my mind now someone with talent could actually make a living selling these painted pieces. Due to this I will be taking it to my "Optimization land" group on Facebook. I pinned to Pinterest yesterday.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ wheelinallover: Hi, nice to hear that you got a collection of glass painting. I enjoyed indulging in glass painting as a hobby. Thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ radhikasree: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. It would be nice if you give this art a try. I am sure that you will create pretty glass painting. All the best. Take care

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    Dennis Thorgesen 5 years ago from Central United States

    The way you explained glass painting would suit the novice well. I own a few beautiful pieces which were done by others years ago. I loved your choice of colors and the way you used them.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ unknown spy: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Yes, you are right about one making it an useful hobby and making good money out of it. Take care

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    Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

    Such a talented artist! These glass paintings have transformed your home into an art gallery! I loved your paintings and I admire you for finding time to pursue your hobbies even while being in a busy profession. Voted up, beautiful, awesome and useful.

    Thanks for SHARING.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rajan jolly: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. I enjoyed in giving these once dull-looking glass objects a colorful make-over and it is indeed a fun time pass. Take care.

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    IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    glass painting sounds really beautiful and interesting.. one can make it a hoby and make money out of it.

    excellent tutorial.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Dahlia Flower: Hi, yes glass painting is indeed fun and it involves a bit of work. Hope you give this art a try. All the best. Thank you for the read and sharing your enthusiasm for this art. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vespawoolf: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. As you are a wonderful cook & an established writer, why not excel in glass painting? You are indeed very capable of creating pretty glass painting as much as you created yummy recipes & wrote engaging hubs! All the best. Take care

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Very useful and interesting hub. And the transformation is so evident for the better, Ishwaryaa. Love your pictures. This is a fine tutorial and you explain the steps very clearly.

    Voted this up, beautiful, interesting and awesome. Sharing it too here.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Dolores Monet: Hi, nice to hear that your sister is very talented and I am very sure that your sister would have created pretty glass painting. It is interesting to hear your bit of information about people painting garden scenes on glass of old windows. I can imagine that this is undoubtedly pretty! Thank you for the visit, for your encouraging comments & sharing your interesting piece of information. It would be so nice if you give this art a try. No doubt that you will create wonderful artwork. All the best. Take care

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    Dahlia Flower 5 years ago from Canada

    Glass painting looks like it's a lot of fun and a bit of work. These were good instructions. I enjoyed the video, too.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ barbergirl28: Hi, nice to know that your eldest daughter is very talented. Gifting your daughter the glass painting kit on her birthday or Christmas would be very wonderful and it will definitely further boost her artistic skills. There is No doubt that your daughter will create amazing glass painting. All the best. Thank you for the visit and sharing your daughter's passion for painting. Take care

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    vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

    Ishwaryaa22, you've transformed ordinary objects into works of art! You're so creative and the step-by-step instructions make it seem doable, although I know my work wouldn't be anywhere near as nice as yours. Thanks so much. Voted up and shared.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ geetbhim: Hi, nice to know that you are blessed with artistic skills. It is interesting to hear that you used fabric paint on glass. I am sure that your artwork looked uniquely amazing! Beads and other decorative accessories will help in brightening up the pictures. All the best. Thank you for the read and sharing your passion for painting. Take care.

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    Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

    Hi ishwaryaa - glass painting is so pretty! Though I've never tried it, my sister is really good at it. Some years back, people were painting the glass of old windows. Often they'd paint garden scenes on the glass. I thought it was so pretty! Love the hub!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Sherry Hewins: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. I remember your amazing craft skills ( gingerbread village, reindeer crafts and pretty egg ornaments). Hope you give this art a try. I am very sure that you will create stunning masterpieces. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ pinappu: Hi. Thank you for the read and sharing your sweet memories. Take care.

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    Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    I am definitely going to have to look into this one. My oldest daughter is a very good artist. Right now she mainly does Watercolor painting, however, she is crafty. I think she would really love this. I might have to get her a kit for her birthday or for Christmas! Nice hub. Thanks for sharing this information!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Jangaplanet: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Acrylics on glass require more practice and patience to achieve a neat look. Hence, glass paints from the kit are more easy and create neat and translucent look. Hope you try this art again and create fine artwork - you can! All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ lovedoctor926: Hi, thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Hope you get to try this art. All the best. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vinaya Ghimire: Hi, nice to know that you are the connoisseur of glass painting. Even I like glass painting and I admired them a lot. Please let me know after you have created your own glass painting masterpieces. All the best. Thank you for the visit and sharing your enthusiasm for this art. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ alocsin: Hi, you can do this art. You practise this art in a step by step manner and slowly get the hang of this art. Eventually, you will produce pretty artwork. All the best. It is indeed a fun and useful hobby. Take care