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Choosing and mixing of color is a core area in glass painting

It is not the subject which makes your work better but it is the vibrant color that makes it a masterpiece. So we should have a better idea of colors before starting glass painting so as to get a perfect and colorful finishing. Basically there are only three colors-red, blue and green which is called primary colors. By mixing these primary colors it is possible to make any number of colors, which are called secondary colors. The secondary colors when mixed with primary colors give tertiary colors.

The above mentioned is the general division of colors. But to get a better idea while painting it can be further divided as warm or aggressive colors like orange and yellow, the cool or receding colors like blue, green and violet. Further any color mixed with white is called tint and when grey is added to any color it is called tone and shade is the color developed as a result of mixing black with any other color. While painting always keep in mind to use primary and tertiary colors to get vibrant color. Prefer blue color if you want to paint intimate and personal things. Choose warm colors for finishing backgrounds. Thus by concentrating in the mixing of colors and also in the fixation of the same you can make your painting a better feast to your visitors.

Now let us have a discussion of glass gel. Glass gel as you know is generally used to paint larger areas. When compared to sponge, painting with the glass gel gives uniformity, clarity and fine finishing. So now a day’s glass gel is preferably be sponge. As the glass gel is water based it is easy to rectify the mistakes and also to clean the tools. Even though the drying time for glass gel is one week it will not stick after half an hour. Generally speaking there are three types of gel colors, viz. opaline, iridescent and crystalline. The greatest advantage of glass gel is that we can merge all the colors, ranges and the outliners. This quality helps us to get great appreciation. In order to attach objects with the glass outliners it is an easier task if we work on a flat surface. But if we were to work on an object which is curved we would need to use some carbon paper which requires taping the paper to the glass. Providing varnish for the glass is also an art by itself. Thus by providing appropriate varnish we can give a good appealing look to the painting.

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