Portraits in Painted Glass

Design, Fabrication, Text, and Photography by Emma Blount


A portrait of a young girl painted, shaded, and fired on glass. Photographs are used for tracing the design, which makes this project well suited for use in personalized projects. Instructions for how to mix gum arabic with the glass paints is included as well as tips for applying a wash to the glass, shading the portrait, and adding the finishing details.


This article was originally published on page 56 in the Summer 2012 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly.
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