The way you choose and use your glass paints can make a difference in your projects. It is wise to know the pros and cons of paint options before making a purchase. Many manufacturers sell their products through retailers and online stores, but there are essentially only 2 types of paint.
First of all, keep in mind that while you may choose to use glass paint on ceramic, ceramic paint is opaque and will not give you the clear, see-through look you are looking for. Some ceramic paints also need to be kiln, and this could lead to some health and safety concerns if you work in groups. To buy the best fusible glass paint, visit ArtGlassSupplies.com.
Once you have decided on the type of paint to use, you can select the carrier: water-based or metal-based. There are pros and cons to both and the final decision depends on the resulting look you are after.
Water-based paint is widely used in schools and groups, as it is more easily washed from hands and clothes and does not emit fumes. Water-based paints can easily be mixed on a plate to get the correct color tone, although of course, you can’t “make” black or white.
Methylation-based paint, on the other hand, is vibrant and rich in color. Again, the colors can be mixed on a plate to suit your purposes. However, this painting has two major considerations:
1. not easily washable (use methamphetamine. To remove any spillage)
2. emits fumes.
When using these paints, it is important to ensure adequate ventilation by working with an open window. As an added precaution, I always keep the cap on the bottles as long as possible. Your brushes will also need to be washed with methamphetamine instead of water.
I decant fresh methamphetamine into an individual lidded jam jar. Don’t worry if the color changes while cleaning your brush. Methamphetamine is still as effective as a cleaning agent. Just make sure the brush has been cleaned with kitchen paper before reinserting it in a new color.