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How do I make sure that the different colors I am using in the design don’t run together?
Designs should be segmented so each color has a closed section. If using a design of your own or from another source, add lines to your design where needed before leading the design. Segmenting also helps achieve the look of genuine stained glass.
How can I create a lighter shade of Gallery Glass® Window Color™?
To lighten a color, mix with Crystal Clear or Snow White.
How do I get the Gallery Glass® Window Color™ to be smooth?
After you have applied paint to a section, hold the pointed end of the metal combing tool perpendicular to the glass and "comb" or stroke back and forth quickly in straight lines through the paint creating a smooth grain. Do not over comb or paint will run. Clean the tool between colors.
What can I do about the bubbles that appear in my Gallery Glass® project?
Where possible, tapping the back of a freshly painted surface will help pop fine bubbles. Larger bubbles can be removed by combing or stroking back and forth in straight lines through the paint with the tip of the bottle or the combing tool. We recommend leaving the small bubbles in Crystal Clear as they add to the cathedral-glass look.
How can I get rid of the bubbles in my bottles of Gallery Glass Window Color?
It is best to store your bottles of Gallery Glass Window Color upside-down. This way any air in the bottle will move to the bottom, ensuring that there are no bubbles in the actual paint.
What is the best way to apply Gallery Glass Window Color to my project?
First outline shape along the leading lines. Then fill in the rest of the area with color. It is very important that your Window Color touches the leading otherwise you will have holes in your design and will not be able to use the modular method. If there are bubbles in the paint color, gently tap the underside of your project until they pop. If you are painting on a curved surface, like an ornament, and cannot tap the bottom, use the combing tool to smooth out the area.
How do I paint a globe ornament with Gallery Glass without smearing the paint?
There are two ways to paint these ornaments. The first is to paint one side, let it dry for eight hours and then paint the other side, again allowing it to dry for eight hours. Or, you can suspend the ornament to paint it, holding it at the top to twirl it around as you go. Once you've completed your ornaments, it is recommended that you hang them when you store them. This will help keep your paint from getting scratched or chipped.
I would love the look of Gallery Glass, but I'm nervous about applying it directly to my window glass. Is there any other way I can achieve the look of stained glass for my windows?
If you don't want to apply Gallery Glass directly to your windows, you can still create a lovely window design using sheets of plexiglass or acrylic sheets and inserting them on the inside of your window.
The thickness should be about 1/4", especially if you're creating a design for a larger window. Home Depot, Lowes, True Value and other home improvement stores should carry this material and can cut straight, regular sizes. Specialty glass shops can cut circular or oval pieces.
What wattage of light bulb is appropriate to use with a lampshade decorated with Window Color™?
Do not use a bulb brighter than 40 watts. Bulbs above the recommended wattage may cause rapid fading of some colors.
Can I completely change a Window Color™ after it has dried?
You can remove just one or a few painted sections that you wish to repaint.
When the paint is completely dry, remove the Window Cling from the Leading Blank or plastic, and use small scissors to cut the paint as close as possible to the lead line and remove it.
Place the Window Cling on plastic again, press flat, and apply another color. Let the new color dry thoroughly.
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