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This fascinating and informative guide that tells you how we paint this beautiful decoration onto glass.

In this guide, we tell about the tools we use. You also get a full-size copy of the design itself.

We also include a one-page photographic overview for you to keep by your lightbox while you're painting, and a step-by-step project guide with colour photographs.

We also include a photograph of the finished glass, so you'll know exactly what our kiln-fired decoration looked like.

Paint on any colour glass you choose ... red, blue, mauve, green or yellow. It's your choice!

This is all free: we want you to see how much easier it is to paint on glass with a beautiful design and a good guide beside you.

Click on the Add to Cart button to claim your free gift now.

When you go to the checkout, you'll see the cost is ZERO (0). You'll just need to give us a few details including your e-mail address so that we can send you an e-mail link to your marvellous free gift.

We expect you'll get your email with a link almost immediately. You then have 72 hours to download your free gift. After 72 hours, the link expires.

Pages: 16
Size of design: 4.5 inches / 115 mm
File size: 1.4 Mb
File format: PDF

Some materials are hazardous or toxic. Always follow the manufacturers' and suppliers' instructions when using glass painting materials and tools. 

Coming Soon!
Here are some images of the beautiful glass we paint. We'll soon be publishing the designs themselves for you to buy and download and paint in your own workshop.

We'll also publish step-by-step guides that will show you how we achieve the lovely effects you see.

We'll tell you what we know about beautiful glass painting! And you can also click here for online glass painting techniques

Lion's Head Lion's Head
Here's a lion's head we painted onto glass using a gorgeous water-coloured design of ours. It's a little over 4 inches from side to side.

We used a rich amber glass. The lion will look good in other colours too, such as red or orange. Even clear or tinted glass will be lovely, and you can then use enamels or silver-stain to add more colour.

You can use the lion's head as a decoration in its own right, or you can include it in a window made from lead or copper foil. You could even use the same image several times, turning it as you wish.

Click the lion's head to see a thumbnail of the design itself. 

Architectural Canopy Architectural Canopy
Architectural canopy like this is often used in European stained glass painting. You'll find it in the borders of many windows, and you also sometimes find it as background to the figures of saints and kings themselves.

This is from a border that we saw in Shrewsbury Cathedral, in Shropshire UK. The church itself is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. It was designed by Edward Pugin, the son of Augustus Pugin (who, with Charles Barry, worked on designs for the Houses of Parliament in London).

This is an atmospheric and a charming piece: and it's also a very good exercise that can improve your painting skills.

Coming soon: a step-by-step guide to how we painted this design on glass. Send us an e-mail and we'll tell you when it's available.

Click the glass canopy to see a thumbnail of our design. 

Pike Pike
This is a great image with which to gain experience and build your confidence. It comes from Kingsdown Church in Kent, UK, another church design by Edward Pugin. (This is in fact his only remaining Anglican church.)

It uses many essential techniques such as tracing, toning and "flooding" (that is, filling in with lots of paint: there's a special technique to doing this: otherwise your paint may blister in the kiln).

When you paint this image, you'll also put several layers of paint on top of one another before you fire your glass in the kiln. This is obviously more economical than firing your glass several times. But there is also an aesthetic benefit as well - as we will show you!

Click on this ferocious pike to see a thumbnail of our design that we'll be publishing along with a step-by-step project guide. 

How easy or difficult are these designs to paint on glass?

This is a good question. We ourselves are keen on technique e.g. how to mix paint, how to fill your brush, how to keep your palette tidy, how to use a blender. Technique isn't everything: creativity is important too. But it's easier to be creative when you know the technique.

Our guides will always explain the techniques we use. If you adopt these techniques - and by all means change them and improve them to suit yourself - then we believe your glass painting will improve.

This means that the first time you paint a design, you may not like what you paint. But the second time you paint it, as the techniques become familiar and as your confidence increases, your painting will become more natural. And by the third and fourth time, we expect you'll see some big improvements.

So, some designs of our may be difficult to begin with. They may even be too hard for you now. But take them with our guides, and we'll show you skills that will make huge differences to your glass painting over time.

With our step-by-step project guides in your hand, each one packed with colour photographs, you'll see clearly how each stage follows on from the one before and eventually builds up to a beautiful image.

Another thing to bear in mind, of course, is that everyone is different. The different designs will each be easy and difficult for different people in different ways. Some people find it easy to paint long thin lines; some people find it hard. Some people find it easy to create shadows; some people don't.

That's another reason why we focus on technique: we express clearly how to do something. You learn what you need to, and we pass on our skills.

We follow the same approach when we run glass painting courses at our design and painting studio in England, UK. We find that, after a weekend with us, most of our students (including beginners) can paint many of the designs you see on this page. They also have a great time.

Saint's Head Saint's Head
This splendid image comes from Merton College Chapel, Oxford.

We've carefully recreated the design for you to copy onto glass. And we've also documented the separate steps you can follow in order to paint this head as we have done.

Click the glass to see a thumbnail of our water-colour design that comes with a full guide. 

Designs and images to download to your computer

The designs and images you download from our links are always high-resolution.

The designs and images on this website are low-resolution.

So, the designs and images as you see them on this website can't help you paint on glass: they can't, because they aren't precise enough.

To paint well on glass, you need the best hand-painted designs. We think you'll also benefit from the skill and experience we can offer you.

That's why we're giving you a free design and free guide to show you what we mean. And we'll look forward to teaching you more in the future.
Designs and images to download to your computer

Little Owl Little Owl
This image is difficult to paint. It's about from 4 inches side to side, and it takes a lot of work. (And, unusually for us, several firings, too.)

All the same, we think you'll learn a lot about glass painting by looking at the step-by-step colour photographs and commentary that together show you how we painted it and achieved such brilliant tone and depth.

We've also prepared water-coloured designs and step-by-step colour photographs for a Barn Owl and a Tawny Owl.

Click on the Little Owl to see a thumbnail of our water-coloured design that comes with step-by-step photographs. 

How much do the designs and guides each cost?

We'll attach a price to each design and guide as soon as we publish them.

To keep the costs as low as possible, our prices will be in UK pounds sterling. To give you security and privacy, we'll ask you to pay through PayPal: it's quick to set up an account, and PayPal doesn't charge you to send us money. They'll do the exchange rate calculation for you when you come to pay.

We aim to share our skills with you. We aim to tell you what we know about beautiful glass painting. We aim to provide you with the loveliest glass designs in a way that's never been done before. And we'll also show you how we paint on glass.

Gargoyle Gargoyle
Striking beasts are found in many English and French stained glass windows. You can often see all manner of strange faces such as this one peeping out from behind the other figures.

Many of you are interested in painting faces. This might be a good place to start, because you know you can allow yourself some freedom and artistic licence!

Click the glass to see a thumbnail of our water-coloured design.

The design is accompanied by a detailed step-by-step project guide. 

We look forward to your e-mails. We will always help and inform you as best we can. Just click on the Contact button and write to us.

Madonna Madonna
We love painting medieval faces. There is always something simple and hugely expressive about them. With just a few lines and a little tone, the character emerges.

Click on the glass to see the water-coloured design. 

Designs and guides that show you how to paint glass beautifully

Medieval Moth Medieval Moth
A good project for someone who is fairly new to glass painting: this is one our students often tackle towards the end of their weekend with us. After two days with us, we've showed them a wide range of techniques which they can then bring together when following our step-by-step guide.

It's painted on the back and front and fired just once. If you've not done one-firing painting before, this is an excellent place to start.

Click the glass to see a thumbnail of the design which comes with a step-by-step project guide. 

Beautiful designs that make all the difference to your glass painting!

Bestiary Bestiary
What have we here? This is a close-up from one of a collection of six imaginative designs for a mysterious medieval bestiary.

Each design sits comfortably on a postcard.

As you can see, we've also painted the back of the glass and used some silver-stain in places.

Click the image to see the whole collection as we've painted them on glass.

They're great on their own and also as a menagerie! 

Signs of the Zodiac Signs of the Zodiac
Have you ever wanted an elegant design for someone's birthday or as a special gift?

Our 12 signs of the zodiac may be exactly what you're looking for.

You could also use them to make a stunning zodiac panel.

Each design is the size of a standard postcard. You can also enlarge the design and paint a larger piece.

Click Pisces to see Scorpio. 

Work in progress on our design of Saint Cecilia in painted stained glass

Online glass painting techniques are here! - There are new techniques each month to help you paint glass beautifully.

We also have a lovely collection of designs for painted stained glass panels

The small designs on this page are excellent for showing you the many techniques of traditional English glass painting.

We've also produced a great range of designs for painted stained glass panels that, once painted, you can make with lead or copper foil.

We designed and painted each one of them to fit on an A4 size piece of paper (NB this is a little smaller than a US-sized letter): that way you can put hooks on them or frame them and hang them in windows.

Click on the cockerel below to see our designs for painted stained glass panels.

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