Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Glass Painting - Colourful Russian Flower

Glass painting is one such unique painting which is laid down on the back of the glass, and painted from the reverse.
Glass painting basically involves painting on tinted (stain) glass.

To make Glass painting all u need is :

1. Stained Glass
2. Black tube colour (for out line design)
3. Trace paper with design of your choice
4. Glass paint colours
5. Brush (Thin brush #1-2)
6. Silver foil (if required)

Now put the trace paper on a flat surface keeping back side of glass in front. Make outline of the design using black tube colour.
Allow it to dry for 24 hrs then apply glass paint colour as per requirement. Make sure there wont be any bubbles on the glass while applying the colour as it doesn't give good effect on the glass paint.
While applying colour if there are bubbles on the glass use brush to remove it by spreading the colour with water.
Now if required you can use crushed silver foil on the back side of the glass for a different effect and can frame it.

A beautiful glass paint is ready.

Glass Painting-Colourful Russian Flower


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Blogger 小喬 said...

This is a nice blog. I like it!

7 August 2008 at 01:35  
Blogger Pooja said...

Hi reshmi
u have a lovely blog ! i have done glass painting when young.... now i want to resume my glass painting..can u please suggest want paints u use..i mean the brand name .
though i'm not in India i will try looking for it here in West africa

10 November 2008 at 07:22  
Blogger Pooja said...

hey reshmi i have got my painting stuff.... my computer was done thats y cudnt contact u.. now i'm on the go for painting.can u suggest me some designs on internet or elsewhere ?

15 February 2009 at 15:05  
Blogger Reshmi Nair said...

Hi pooja,

Thanx for being a visitor and commenting me.. i'll surly get you some designs for glass painting.. If u can mail me your e-mail id.. will surly forward you.


16 February 2009 at 08:09  
Blogger Pooja said...

reshmi my mail id is looking fwd 2 ur mail!

16 February 2009 at 09:25  
Blogger Madhur said...

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19 February 2009 at 00:44  
Blogger Madhur said...

Hi Reshmi,

I just loved your art work...everything is wonderful and i liked the idea of re-using materials which we usually waste..

I used to do glass paitnings a few years ago..feel like starting again..can you help me with some floral deisgn patterns?

- Madhur

19 February 2009 at 00:46  
Blogger Reshmi Nair said...

Hi Madhur,
Thanx for your comment.. Can you please provide mw with your e-mail id, so that i can forward you some designs..


19 February 2009 at 07:41  
Blogger Madhur said...

Hi REshmi,

My id is


20 February 2009 at 02:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rashmi

Your blog is very nice and you are really very creative.

I just loved your work. Your each and every work just makes me say WOWWWW....

It would be great if you could send some glass painting designs. my id is


23 February 2009 at 23:01  
Blogger Minnie said...

Hi Reshmi,

Loved your blog. You have given such a step by step process, makes it all seem so simple. Can you like give me some designs that i can try out? Or at least link to any site that have these designs?
My id is

24 February 2009 at 21:44  
Blogger Sai said...

Hi Reshmi,

Am Geetha from Chennai and is interested in craftworks. I have never attempted it before but would like to start it now after visiting your blog. Its that fabulous. Kindly help me with good designs for the beginners like me and also help me to use the materials we waste to a beautiful thing to decorate our id is

16 March 2009 at 04:04  
Blogger Nanthini said...


27 March 2009 at 21:09  
Blogger khushboo patel said...

hey reshmi loved ur work. just by looking at ur work i feel like doing glass painting..
well never did glass painting before but i wanna try
can you please send me some of the ideas on how to do it i loved ur flower vase along with this new pink flower. can you plz send me some of your other work on glass painting like designes so that i can get an idea on how to start it.. my id is
will be waiting for your reply

29 March 2009 at 14:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Reshmi,

Your paintings are awesome. I am just gonna start glass painting and I loved your bunch of flowers painting. Just a couple of doubts.

1) The colors in step 3 appear brighter than the ones on step 4. I guess the main difference was the background. Was it tinted glass in step 3 or was it just aluminum foil. It looked something like a bronze background which made the colors look more beautiful.Please shed some light on this bronze background.

2) I would be grateful if you could forward some designs to

Thank you.


18 April 2009 at 07:30  
Blogger dr.jyoti gupta said...

dear rashmi,i am into fine arts since 22 years.i liked your work and the way of presenting it.would like to join some arts group on net.

29 April 2009 at 11:54  
Blogger bhumika said...

hi reshmi,
i loved the way you gave the shades on glass.i've always been an admirer of glass painting and seeing yours i want to do myself.which colors are better solvent or water based.

14 May 2009 at 06:46  
Blogger soniya said...

hi reshmi,

nice works.. i did some glass paintings wen i was a to start again..can u give me some designs,then i can try it out. my id is

15 May 2009 at 03:31  
Anonymous bhumika said...

hi reshmi,
can u send me a glass design for a glass piece of size 3ft*3ft.which glass colors to be used ,plz tell id is

23 May 2009 at 05:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey !!!

Loved your glass paintings especially the shadings wich you have done... Really makes the painting reallly beautiful.... Actually, one of my friend has told me to make glass painting but cant find suitable pictures... Looking at your work makes me feel like starting glass painting again... Pl can me mail me some pictures of mountains, sea, garden, forest or landscape ?? Also can u suggest me some good solvent based colours?? Thanks ... Sorry for the trouble.... my mail id is

23 May 2009 at 12:18  
Blogger Suchitra said...

Hi Reshmi i saw your painting great work please can u send me some glass painting designs here is my email id thanks

5 June 2009 at 16:32  
Blogger Jaya said...

Hi.. i am looking for some designs since long.. pls send me at

9 June 2009 at 20:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Reshmi,
Thanks for ur wonderful blog. You have done a great job. I recently learned some glass painting. Could you please send me some desigs for to try. Also, do you have any fruit bowl picture for metal embossing. pls let me know.

Thanks in advance.
My email id is

10 August 2009 at 10:20  
Blogger Akshatha said...

hi Reshmi,
u designs were baeutiful..i enjoying glass painting too,i've done many paintings..i need some designs for my paintings and brand names..I live in Newyork so i dont dont know the exact brand will nice if u could help me out..

Bye..take care

7 September 2009 at 21:07  
Blogger LOGA said...

hi Reshmi,

I like your designs and paintings. They are baeutiful.I like painting.
I live in Boston. Could you e-mail me some designs and type & brand names of the paints required.
If you have description on how to do the painiting it would be very helpful for me.

my email ID is


20 September 2009 at 13:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi reshmi,
I love your glass paintings.Ilike to do something myself.
could you send me some designs of God,Flowers,Birds,Banjara lady,Marriage procession etc..which glass colors are better to use.
Please let me know.My id is


20 September 2009 at 14:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Reshmi,
I love your glass paintings.Ilove to do these kind of painitings.
could you send me some designs of Antique,God,Flowers,Birds,Banjara lady,Marriage procession etc...Please let me know.My id is



28 September 2009 at 22:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome work........i am so inspired through your work.....

8 October 2009 at 09:31  
Anonymous Latha said...

ur glass painting is awesome.ur shading is really very did u get that veins in leaf as white colour &2 diffrent green shades?
plz send me some nice designs for glass painting.mail id is

18 October 2009 at 05:45  
Anonymous shahala said...

hello reshmi ,first time i saw ur work its ooooooo!i loved them. even i have some knowledge abt glass painting .... but need some proper guidance to do them. PLEASE SEND SOME DESIGNS TO ME AND MY ID IS even tell me how to protect my pictures from dust on it and how to frame it..

24 October 2009 at 05:00  
Blogger Prasanth said...

Hi Pooja . your site came highly useful to me while searching for designs for glass painting for some windows for my friend. could you please recommend or send me some designs. is it necessary to use flint glass for glass painting? and is it required to glue in another glass on the painted surface after it is dried ? please reply. my email id is
thank you

5 November 2009 at 21:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the differance between glass painting and stain glass painting?i want to know

13 November 2009 at 01:25  
Blogger abalin said...

Hi reshmi
I seen ur glass paintings,it is very very beautiful.I have also started painting please send me some designs in my email

26 November 2009 at 03:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your glass painting is awesome.ur shading is really very nice.Could you please tell me how did u get that veins in leaf as white colour &2 diffrent green shades?
plz send me some nice designs for glass painting.mail id is

29 November 2009 at 10:41  
Anonymous Bijula said...

hi reshmi,
really superb... awesome paintings ..i am begginer in glass painting.. can u send me some patterns/designs and give me some instructions to make my painting attactive, My Id is

3 December 2009 at 21:42  
Blogger sitara786 said...

superb......... really
i need some glass painting patterns. plzzzzzzzzzzz send me
my id :

14 December 2009 at 06:34  
Blogger archana said...

hi reshmi,
ur works r awesome....I always love to share ideas with people like u... am a entrepreneur and an art teacher..could u pls explain about the thin lines inside the glass painting

6 January 2010 at 12:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Reshmi ,
I have always wanted to try Glass painting but I do not know where to start ...It would be very nice if you can send me a few designs and any guidelines for beginners. My email ID:

14 January 2010 at 22:04  
Blogger Shalini said...

hi reshmi,
ur painting is good...even i am very much interested in glass paintings nd also i have done paintings...i need some glass painting id is

11 February 2010 at 01:14  
Blogger krishna said...

hi reshmi,
your paintings are really good... i really love painting... i would be grateful if you could forward me glass painting outline designs at the earliest... especially floral id is

22 February 2010 at 10:26  
Blogger seema said...

Hi Reshmi,
your creativity is beyond my description, its simply magnificient. i also keep interest in many kind of craft work. presently i'm looking foward to fuusion glass. can u guide me if u know any details, i'll really be thankful to u. my id -

8 March 2010 at 03:13  
Blogger Vijay said...

Hi Rashmi,

I am extremely impressed with your blog and the tips which you are giving to beginners like us on Glass Painting. I would like to try out glass painting as a hobby. Can you send me some of the outline designs to my mail id Would like to get more advice from you as I continue my learning forward.

18 March 2010 at 22:27  
Blogger soundharaya said...

hi reshmi nice painitings....,really impressed, i also did some glasspaintings, i ll send u mine shortly could u pls send me the some good outlines,

Thank u...

21 March 2010 at 07:40  
Anonymous Pallavi Jain said...

Hi, Liked ur glass painting..really nice use of colours..I am looking for some design to make a napkin holder using glass painting..can u help me with some designs? My mail id is
Thanks in advance!!!

21 March 2010 at 11:25  
Blogger akanksha said...

Hey can u mail m some glass painting designs too? my e mail id is paintings are lovely..:)

24 March 2010 at 11:05  
Blogger Shil said...

hey ur paintings r too gud...can u send me few glass painting designs?my mail id is

13 May 2010 at 02:13  
Anonymous Maria said...

Hey Reshmi

Loved your blog...ur really talented....i am plannin to do glass painting ....if u can ...please send me sum glass painting designs .please..thank u so much...god bless u dear.....

my email id is -


15 June 2010 at 05:16  
Blogger sujatha said...

Hi Rashmi,

Loved your glass paintings.Could u please mail me some flower designs.Please mail me the designs at


24 June 2010 at 21:01  
Blogger aditi dixit said...

hi, rashmi you r doing real good work
i m into glass paintings n reverse paintings both acrylic n fiber i liked ur glass painting patterns.if u can,please send me some of ur patterns thank you so much
love n god bless
aditi dixit

7 August 2010 at 01:02  
Blogger Piyassi said...

haiii Reshmi

I loved your paintings!!!very nice work.keep it up dear..
I am a starter in this field Can you suggest some design for me...
I just love to do this.....
my id

19 October 2010 at 19:54  
Blogger Piyassi said...

haiii Reshmi

I loved your paintings!!!very nice work.keep it up dear..
I am a starter in this field Can you suggest some design for me...
I just love to do this.....
my id

19 October 2010 at 19:54  
Blogger Piyassi said...

haiii Reshmi

I loved your paintings!!!very nice work.keep it up dear..
I am a starter in this field Can you suggest some design for me...
I just love to do this.....
my id

19 October 2010 at 19:54  
Blogger Parvathy said...

Can you please visit my blog
I just added one of my glass painting ......
I am new to this field,feel free to reply me

19 October 2010 at 22:00  
Anonymous hamsa said...

hii reshmi,

i love ur blog n ur paintings too... Can u plz send me some glass painting templates? is my id. thanx in advance.

1 November 2010 at 06:48  
Blogger Sheetal said...

Hi Reshmi;

Wow..You have got a lovely blog. I used to do some glas paintings earlier..Want to start again..Can you send me some glass painting designs for tracing. My e-mail id is Waiting eagerly for your mail.

6 March 2011 at 00:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Reshmi, u have really got a nice blog..but i have a question. How can i do painting on mirror? i live in bangladesh and the patterns used as stickers are not available there any other way of painting on mirror??please help..
my email id is

3 May 2011 at 22:59  
Blogger Ruchi said...

Hi Rashmi
loved your stained glass paintings. Could please send me some easy stained glass painting designs to start with my id is
waiting eagerly for your mail

6 May 2011 at 03:26  
Blogger bhanudgowda said...

Hi Reshmi

Painting is awesome.i liked it very much.i need designs & if u have any tips.can u share me the designs & tips for glass painting.This is my mail

31 May 2011 at 04:22  
Blogger Nandhini said...

Hi Reshmi,
Hz u? i love art n crafts....i loved ur blog n paintingsntoo....Is it possible for u send me some glass painting designs other than the one on this email id is: n regards...

3 June 2011 at 03:32  
Blogger anushri talukdar said...

hiee rashmi..i luved ur glass painting designs..can u plzz send me some more beautiful designs on my id : n regards..

19 June 2011 at 02:45  
Blogger anushri talukdar said...

hiee rashmi..i yked ur glass painting design..can u plzz send me some more beautiful designs on my id n regardzz..

19 June 2011 at 02:47  
Blogger Nisha said...


I like this design, but bit confused about it possible to give such shades in simple water based glass colours, please give me some tips :) Thanks, Nisha

25 June 2011 at 05:53  
Blogger Poojs said...

Hi Rashmi,
I just loved the site and its very simple contents expalined in detailed by you..can you please forward few glass painting designs @ my email id

Thanks n looking forward to your reply :-)

19 August 2011 at 10:40  
Blogger Nishu said...

hi reshmi,
i luv ur work its 2 gud n easy 2 understand n step by step... can i knw ... did u use water base r stain base for glass painti which sgud...

12 September 2011 at 03:28  
Blogger divya said...

Hey Reshmi,

I just came across your paintings.. they look lovely.. i used to do glass painting but I am out of touch for few years and want to get back.. please do send some good designs.. my mail id is .. Thanks :)

5 November 2011 at 10:45  
Blogger Resu said...

hi, reading your site for some time , interested in knowing the integruities of this art. help me out , especially regarding using crystals in glass painting. What kind of crystals you meant!!
my emal--


19 November 2011 at 23:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Reshmi,

i just came across your paintings and became a great fan of you. I would like t keep in touch with you. I am very much interested in paintings and crafts. I need your guidence.


22 November 2011 at 22:25  

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