Paint Autumn Leaves on Glass
Wednesday I painted on a window for you. I mixed golden hues with deep burgundy, a bright green with cinnamon. The paint flowed, the strokes were just right and a wreath of fall leaves in all the warm, cozy colors came together as Paint Autumn Leaves on Glass video was recorded.
I narrated as I painted and everything was going smoothly…..or so I thought.
Reviewing the video showed great focus, my hand didn’t get in the way of the camera and the lighting was perfect. So what was my problem?
It was okay at first but then faded to non existent. Since I know I had the mic clipped to the right spot on my shirt, it was fully plugged in and most importantly, turned on, I could only figure the battery was going dead.
Why I thought that this time recording a video was going to be a slam dunk was beyond me. You see, it never is, there is always something that goes wonky and I have to redo it. A new lesson learned for me, always have a spare mic battery handy and change it often.
When you note that the sound is low at first then gets much louder in my video it is because of a little button battery that died but the up side is, I had to paint even more leaves for you and the more you paint the better you get.
So let’s paint some Autumn Leaves on Glass.
Plaid FolkArt Paint in the following Colors (for painted glassware like cups, wine glasses etc. I would use the FolkArt Enamels but on this project I just used regular craft paint)
School Bus Yellow
Painting Books I enjoy on Glass Painting
Donna Dewberry Glass and Ceramics
Painting on Porcelain and Ceramic by Priscilla Hauser
You can use any color of paints you have or wish, I listed what I had used for this project but it is by no means a rigid rule.
Painting on glass is very similar to painting on other surfaces with one caveat, you have to use a lighter touch to spread the paint without lifting it back off. I have to do a second coat for opacity though others seem to do just fine with one.
With the window I first painted a light circle on the back to give me a guideline to follow, it will be washed off once the leaves are all painted. I just used a plate to draw around with a loaded liner paint brush.
Then I place a leaf pattern under the glass to follow. I paint the undercoat in one solid color, this one is done with Autumn Leaves.
Some I do the undercoat in a double load, but the choice is up to you. These two colors are Apple Orchard and Cinnamon. On both I used a pattern placed under the glass to follow but as you can tell I am not exact, it is merely a guideline.
In the video I paint all the leaves for you so you get an idea of how to move your brush. This one below is done without a pattern beneath. One thing about this one is no two are ever alike.
After letting the base coat dry thoroughly (you can use a blow dryer to speed it up), then you can put on the second coat trying hard not to lift the base coat, it can be tricky but you get the hang of it.
You can see how much more opaque it is with just the second coat. In the video I share how I clean up the edges sometimes.
Painting on glass windows is great fun but what is also wonderful is if you make a mistake it is so easy to wash off to begin again. Or you can wash it all off and make a winter one once the season changes.
I just gave myself a new idea for a video and blog post! Stayed tuned that will be coming in the next month or so.
For another post on painting Fall Leaves CLICK HERE.
So for those of you who learn better by video here it is:
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