Do you sometimes struggle with tracing & shading?

If you sometimes struggle with your glass painting, did you know there are just 3 problems you might need to fix?

Problems #1 and #2, many glass painters will guess.

But problem #3 ...

Well, in our 15 years of teaching, our students were always surprised by how quick this problem was to fix ...

But before we showed them, our students didn't know.

So I'd love to explain. 

It won't take long. 

And it's important.

How to mix a perfect lump of glass paint

Problem #1 - Your Brushes, Tools & Paints  

Seems wrong to call your brushes problems so what I mean is, you must have good tools to start with.

For instance you need a palette, a palette knife, a tracing brush, a badger blender, a wooden stick for highlighting, and an applicator brush like this (it really is the best):

You see, you don't need much.  

But what you have, it must be right, or else you just make difficulties for yourself.

The Answer To Problem #1 

Yes, you don't need much, but it's confusing because there are literally 1000s of brushes to choose from and 100s of palette knives as well.

That's why we prepared a free ebook for anyone who has doubts about their brushes, paints and tools:

Brushes, Paints & Tools for Stained Glass Painting: Everything The Beginner Needs

Like I said, this ebook's free.  

You even get a list of websites and suppliers.  

If that's helpful, just click the button.

OK, that was easy, so let's deal with problem #2 now ...  

Problem #2 - Technique  

For example, if it’s tracing you find difficult, technique is how you hold your brush, how you load your brush and shape it, how you use your bridge:

Tracing

As you might imagine, technique takes more time to solve than learning what to buy and where to find it.  

That's why ...  

The Answer To Problem #2  

That's why we worked hard to solve this problem, and filmed a complete foundation course where you can practise and get confident with the key techniques.  

You can't buy this course right now - it's not for sale. We only run it twice a year. (That's how we give our students the time they need to learn.)  

But if you're interested, we can email you when we next run it:

(December 2017. Don't miss it.)

Moving on now, because I said 3 problems and so far I've only mentioned 2.  

Problem #3 is: How You Mix Your Paint  

Yes, how you mix it:

And one reason it's a problem is: the times we live in!  

You see we’re used to everything being ready-made.  

Off-the-shelf ...

We want everything on-demand.  

And glass paint is not like that  

It's not like that at all.  

You mix it for yourself, you look after it while you’re painting, you protect it overnight, and you restore it next time you want to paint.  

None of which are obvious.  

All of which take skill to do correctly.  

And the big problem is, you’re unlikely to work it all out for yourself.  

It’s actually surprising how you do it.

You don’t do it like you think, because the ingredients react differently from other things you’ve met. And unless you know this, I'm sorry but chances are you’ll mix it wrong.  

Worse: people always “correct” the one thing they shouldn’t ... 

They think it's too dry and then they add more water - a big mistake! Adding water is like slamming your foot on the gas when you need to hit the brakes! It's usually a disaster.

This is not your fault - I’ve haven’t found a single book which tells it like it is:

  • Most books just spend a paragraph or two to tell you how it's done (sorry, that's not enough)
  • Most books say to mix a teaspoonful (which is plain crazy)
  • Most books tell you to grind it with a knife (a knife? that's so inefficient)

Actually you see, a spoon works best:

And here's what I know now: if I were starting out again, then me, the first thing I'd want to learn - the first thing - is: how to mix great paint.  

Why?  

Because everything starts with the paint:

  • Bad paint means even the best brushes can't do what they're meant to
  • Bad paint means you can't practise your technique.

Whereas:

  • Great paint means your brushes will work properly
  • Great paint means you can really focus on tracing, shading, flooding etc.

Now if you get this way of thinking, the answer's simple.

The Answer To Problem #3

A quick, easy answer this one is:

  • Much less worry than choosing the right brushes
  • Far quicker than the time you'll need to practise the key techniques.

The answer is a mini-course we filmed.  

It's quick and easy and we'll show you everything you need to know.  

For instance, you’ll learn how to mix a small lump of glass paint and get comfortable with the whole process.  

How To Mix A Small Lump

We'll show you the ingredients, the proportions, the exact recipe we use.  

It only takes 10 minutes to mix a perfect lump of glass paint. Just 10 minutes to do it right.

And these 10 minutes will change the way you trace and shade forever ...


Now you might be wondering how you'll know you've mixed great paint ...  

How can you be sure?

No problems. We've also got that covered.  

You'll learn how to test your paint, because confidence is key. (Confidence lets you focus calmly on the work in front of you.)  

You'll Learn How To Test Your Paint


So that's your paint all correctly mixed and tested, which is wonderful.

But this wouldn't count for much if, next time you traced, your paint had gone off and it took you ages to get started. 

That's fine too - we'll show you how to to leave things clean and organised so that, the next time you paint, it's quick to start.

You'll Learn How To Tidy Your Palette And Seal Your Paint

But what actually happens the next time you want to paint? 

What must you do before you start?  

No worries there: in this course you'll also discover the right way to revive your paint next time you use it:


Now some people will be thinking, "Your lump looks nothing like my old paint at all - my old paint is like a lump of rock ..."

Yes it happens: sometimes the paint dries out completely. 

That's OK ... You'll learn how to revive a rock-hard lump of glass paint.

There's a step-by-step procedure which works a dream:

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  • ...
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In this course we'll show you how it's done:

And we make sure you see the consistency you should aim for, because it's this consistency which gives you lovely paint for tracing and shading:

Then, as soon as you're confident, you'll learn how to save time and mix a BIG lump of glass paint

A BIG lump is great because it'll last you weeks or maybe months:

It's all included in this mini-course:

In just 3 hours you can finish the course and mix yourself a perfect lump of glass paint!

And goodness! This paint will make all the difference to how you trace and shade stained glass ...

"What's the cost?"  

The whole course costs US $15.  

Just $15 so you see exactly how to mix, test, store and revive your glass paint.  

"Thank you x 100!!! This course on mixing the perfect lump of paint is invaluable! (Teresa D.)"  

It's once-in-a-lifetime investment in yourself which leaves you free to focus calmly on you painting.  

And yes you will be free to focus because you'll know your paint is right:  

Learn once, benefit forever!

"Do I have a guarantee?"  

Yes. 

You have a 60-day money-back no-quibble guarantee.  

If you want your money back, just email us within 60 days. We'll return your payment straight away, no reasons asked.

It's never happened yet but we're prepared: we want you to be delighted, and possibly surprised ... 

"I mixed a lump, let it sit overnight - and then began a most pleasant day of painting" (Tom M.)

"Can I download the videos?"  

Certainly you can: just download the videos and watch them off-line.  

Join now, click here:  

"I want to learn how to mix & test & store & revive a PERFECT lump of glass paint!"  

"So why a lump of glass paint? What's wrong with mixing just a teaspoonful?"  

Great question.  

After all, most books say just to measure out a tiny quantity of glass paint.  

So 3 problems when you mix a teaspoonful of glass paint are:  

  • It dries out quickly on your palette
  • Your supply can run out just when you're in the middle of tracing or flooding or shading, so you must stop what you're doing and mix more paint
  • You can't be sure your new batch will be the same strength of gum Arabic, so it will probably feel different, and - this is the key problem - it could fire differently.  

Whereas ...  

A lump of glass paint - water, gum Arabic and vitreous enamel like Reusche's Tracing Black (DE401) - solves those 3 big problems:  

  • A lump is better at retaining moisture, so it only dries out slowly
  • Whenever you need more, you just cut another slice, dilute it with a little water, and you're ready - quick and easy
  • You can be confident each slice is like the one before it i.e. you can get to know your paint: it's predictable

Actually there are 7 benefits in all. You learn them all inside the course.  

You also learn the right amount of water (surprisingly little) and gum Arabic to make a lump (and don't make cement which dries like concrete).  

There is a method, a recipe.

That's all covered inside the course.

If you want to trace beautifully, the first thing you should do is: mix great paint

We'll show you how it's done.