I believe that Art is the voice of the soul. I worship my God through my art. Inspired by traditional Christian art and the fading majesty of catholic icons, I was drown to rediscover the love and reverence that goes behind making such religious icons. I have received no formal training, but this is the work of pure divine inspiration, religious love and self-development.
- Glass-pane (2 ? 4mm) (available at any frame shop)
- Glass liner (Black, Transparent, Gold , Silver, Bronze)
- Glass Paints (solvent based)
- Small glass bowl (to clean brush)
- Colour Palette
- A sketch for outline
Step 1: Selection of drawing:
- You can either draw a sketch or used any picture from a postcard or religious books.
- Photocopy the picture with appropriate enlargements to the desired size. (Note: once the pictures are in black&white, the images can be easily outlined)
Step 2: Selection of glass
- Get an appropriately cut glass piece and use transparent cellotapes to cover the edges (to prevent cutting you fingers on the glass). The tape can be painted over.
- Using a clipboard adjust the picture under the glass. You can also tape it into place.
Step 3: Outlining
- Using the desired outliners, you can outline the shapes. Please do remember that you are trying to re-create a stained glass look, so try to keep the logic of glass shapes (geometric) in mind when you outline.
Step 4: Filling in paints
- Using a paintbrush, fill in the desired paints in layers.
- Leave to dry
Step 5: Optional Accessories
- Jewellery Stones, Glitter, silver foil.
Step 6: Framing
- Double frame the glass template with a background of your choice.
- Use Silver foil behind the glass to reflect light and enhance the colours.
Dr. Jason Furtado M.P.T(Aus), Bangalore
Author: Dr. Jason Furtado M.P.T(Aus)