I am doing this piece for Ivy. ( for her Rod's Art Project )
Its of one of Rods flowers.
First, I print of one of Rods Pictures that I like, and trace a plain design onto some paper.
Next I place the design behind the glass.
On this occassion, I am using perpex, as I am sending this through the post, but I normally use plain glass.
Next I get my Redi-Lead.
This comes in stripes and are self adhesive, its VERY handy.
The next step is to lead the design onto the glass/ Perspex and then to use some Liquid lead to hold the joins together.
At this point, the leading process is complete. Wait a short while for the liquid lead to dry out.
Next, line up the paints you are going to use and keep them handy - paints at the ready !!
I am using a paint called Gallery Glass, it just pours out of the bottle and with a tooth pick or little metal picker, just move the paint from side to side, this gets rid of any air bubbles and takes the paint right into the corners.
This paint is very versatile and by mixing colours and drawing them into each other with the toothpick, you can obtain some nice effects.
Heres a close up of some of the flowers
Next, I added white around the flowers and a little touch of blue dabs and swirled them into the white.
At the point the work is ALMOST complete.
At present, the paint is wet and opaque. Place the piece somewhere it wont get disturbed and let it dry out. This will take approx 2 days.
When you return to it, the paint will be transparent and ready for hanging.
I will post the finished piece in 2 days.