If you have an interest in making stained glass art work–and who doesn’t, it’s some of the most beautiful pieces of art around–but you’re new to the process than stained glass kits can be a great way to get started.
Whether you’re a beginning artist or a grizzled old veteran, here are a couple of commonly asked questions about these supplies to help you jumpstart your creativity.
FAQ No.1: So…Are They Fun?
Well, now you’re pulling my leg. Of course they’re fun. Stained glass kits are the perfect way to get your glass techniques up to par–as well as help you make some awesome pieces of art you can put up around the home or give away as treasured gifts.
(I’ve got these kitchen nooks which the family just loves at xmas.)
FAQ No.2: Are They Hard to Understand?
No way, Jose. If you’re able to turn on a glue gun, operate it, and not burn yourself–then you are fully capable of working with one.
FAQ No.3: Kid-Friendly?
Absolutely! In fact making projects of this kind are a perfect project to do with kids.
You will, of course, want to supervise. Some kits require soldering.
FAQ No.4: Which Kit Should I Get?
Stained glass kits come in many different varieties. Generally, they are broken out by the different levels of experience in the artist.
For beginners I would recommend looking at pre-cut kits which have the glass pieces already sized and grounded for you. (This can be a a big bonus when trying to figure out if you actually want to pursue this hobby.)
FAQ No.5: But I’m Not a Newbie?
Once you’ve got the hang of the basics, you can go with a slightly more advanced kit where you’ll get a whole assortment of tools to help you realize your creative vision.(These are usually called tool stained glass kits.)
No matter which one you grab, easy or a little bit more complicated-you’ll find working with these much easier than you realize.
what is MDO plywood? What outdoor board does not warp?
I am an artist working in stained glass mosaic. I currently use a particle board base but am worried about warping. I also want to create work that people can put outside – like on a deck or outside wall. What sign boards are light, sturdy, do not warp and are waterproof? And 1/2 or 5/8″ thick, more or less.
MDO is Medium Density Overlay on exterior plywood. it is used to make outdoor signs. needs ext primer and paint, follow with spar varnish, or other ext topcoat.
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