The world of painting glass as a hobby and a creative outlet is continuing to grow in popularity. As a result, there are many beginners getting into the hobby and they simply aren’t sure of the best ways to do begin. The first thing you can do as a beginner is to get all of your supplies at Jubilee Creative. You can find everything you need for your glass painting projects including a wide selection of translucent glass pieces and colors. If you are starting out in the glass painting and creating hobby, here are some things to keep in mind for successful projects.

The first thing you should do before anything else is to clean your piece of glass that you are going to work with. If you don’t clean the glass effectively, the glass paint may not stick to the project. If there are specks of dirt and other debris, that could show up in the paint job as well. This can make your translucent glass project look amateurish. If there are grease spots or hard to clean stains on the glass, use rubbing alcohol to remove them. Otherwise, soapy water will be sufficient for cleaning the glass.

When you are first starting out with your glass hobby, you should keep your first few projects as simple as possible. There are techniques that you will learn as you work with glass that you can’t learn by reading books or other materials. Start out by mastering a few translucent glass painting techniques before moving on to learning other techniques. Before long, you will have built up a repertoire of glass painting skills so you can create some great projects.

As you are painting your translucent glass piece, you should keep the project flat. Work on a flat table or other surface that is smooth and large enough to lay your translucent glass piece on. This will help keep the paints from running from one area to another and it will also help you see what you are doing better. Also, use painter’s tape to tape your pattern to the backside of the glass piece that you are working with. This will help keep it in place so you can trace your design and make it look as professional as possible.

Another thing to remember is that you should always paint the object of your project first. Most projects have an object and a background and many beginners make the mistake of painting the background before painting the focus point of the project. This can create problems in the finished project so you should always do the background last.

If you decide to mix colors to create a customized shade for your translucent glass project, you should always mix colors from the same brand of paint. If you mix colors from different brands, there are several problems that can occur. For one thing, the paint may not stick to your glass project. Secondly, if the paint does stick to your glass project, it could start to crack and ruin the appearance of your finished product.

Many beginners also think that glass paint should dry within a couple hours. Unfortunately, not all glass paint dries the same. If you are using opaque glass paint, the colors will dry within a few hours usually. But if you are using glass paint designed for transparent or translucent glass, it could take days to completely dry. Always allow ample time for the translucent glass paint to dry before touching it or you could mess up the finished look of your project.

When you are going to work with translucent glass, use these tips for successful projects. You can also get all of your supplies at Jubilee Creative. We have a variety of translucent glass pieces that you can choose from. We have a wide variety of colors and you can choose pieces that measure either 12 inches by 12 inches or pieces that measure 12 inches by 6 inches, both of which are 3mm in thickness for durability. These pieces of translucent glass are manufactured in the USA by the Spectrum Glass Company so you can expect quality when you purchase your translucent glass pieces through Jubilee Creative. Some of the translucent colors include bronze, clear, Caribbean blue, light grape, light blue, dark amber, light purple, light olive, pale amber, medium amber and several more. Jubilee Creative is a recognized leader in glass project supplies and more and they are available for live help during business hours. Whether you are looking for fusible glass patterns, glass paints, translucent glass pieces or anything else to help you complete your glass project, you can find it on our website. Check out our variety of products today and let your creativity flow.