Stained glass designs are a thing of unique artistic beauty. They are pervasive across a plethora of ancient architecture, all across the globe, usually standing as visually arresting testaments to a time that once was. Many door and window manufacturing companies aim to replicate these phenomenal designs to provide their customers and clients with the designs they would like to see on their doors and windows.
Fortunately for fans of such designs, these endeavors are no longer exclusive to the whims of artists tasked with the renovation of famous tourist attractions. Thanks to paint products like resin infills, colour pigments and a wide variety of other decorative resin products at one’s disposal today, many modern door and window manufacturers too can also easily capture the look and aesthetic of stained glass designs for the sole purpose of decorating their own glass surfaces pertaining to doors and windows.
Today, door and window manufacturers can use such products over shower doors, glass windows, mirrors, and much more to bestow them with unique patterns, textures, and designs pertaining to an elegant stained glass look.
Now, achieving the perfect stained glass look is easier said than done. However, with the right paint products and guidance, we believe anybody can accomplish these tasks.
So in this article, not only will we walk you through all the necessary steps to help you create a stained glass, but also leave you with a few product recommendations from Creative Resins own gallery to make your painting process considerably more convenient.
So without much further ado, let’s jump right in by looking at the list of supplies you will need to get started with your job.
Mandatory Supply List
- Glass panel in the size you prefer.
- Design outline
- Creative Resins Clear Colour Base and Hardener
- Creative Resins Infill Pigments ( in colours and variants you prefer)
- Mixing Cups
- Stir sticks
- Gloves and glasses for safety (optional)
Step 1 – Choose a design
Choosing a design, pattern, or art for your glass is the obvious first step to achieving the stained glass look you desire. Now, you have the option of either drawing one yourself or opting for free design templates from online sources. This will totally depend on your preference. You can choose a design inspired by existing work, or do something of your own. Once decided, proceed to print out the design.
Step 2 – Create an Outline Using Wizard Illustrator
Once you have the printed outline, you now have to transfer this outline onto our glass. There are two ways to do this. Now, there is the more advanced and expensive way, wherein you can employ Creative Resins’ Wizard Illustrator that uses a computer-controlled resin dispensing system to create designs onto glass automatically without any manual effort whatsoever. This is Ideal when undertaking high-grade industrial projects.
Step 3 – Mix Acrylic and Epoxy Resins
As your outline dries, you can proceed to create the perfect blend of acrylic and epoxy solutions to create an infinite number of colour palettes in pursuit of designing your stained glass. Take a mixing cup and pour equal amounts of Creative Resins’ Clear Colour Base and Clear Colour Hardener and with assistance from stirring sticks, stir them for 2 minutes straight.
Step 4 – Add Resin and Colour Pigments
Once you have the perfect blend of acrylic and epoxy solutions, add your desired pigment colour or infill to the solution. Depending on your preference, you can choose from a variety of options, such as green, red, grey, black or gold, with regards to colour pigments to paint your glass with. Take small amounts of the pigment of your desire and slow stir it with the solution. Be deliberately slow while mixing to avoid bubbles. Add more resin to your solution until you have the desired colour and amount.
Step 5 – Start Application
Begin immediately once you have your mixture. Depending on your design, choose the area on the door or window surface you would like to fill first. If there are backgrounds in your design, prioritize them and slowly move to fill the innards of the outline. You will find bubbles forming on the surface once you start pouring the epoxy on your glass.
Create Impeccable Stained Glass Designs with Creative Resins
With a little bit of practice, you will find yourself creating a plethora of intricate and beautiful designs to make your glass surfaces on windows and doors look like absolute masterpieces. Rest Assured, Creative Resins has everything you will ever need to bring your stained glass projects the closure they need with resins.
Creative Resins is your one-stop shop for top-quality decorative resin ideal for windows and shower doors that give them a unique stained glass appearance to marvel at.
Our decorative resins are available in a wide range of colours to serve a range of creative purposes which include, simulating the look of lead or stained glass for windows, creating an outline on glass for decorative purposes, and giving a transparent, opaque, or translucent / texture finish to a stained glass.
Our high-end paint products give your glass surface the necessary colour and design to look unique and considerably more beautiful. The glass paint products we offer are heat resistant, waterproof, and UV stable. We offer a 10-year warranty on our products that further testifies to the formidable nature of paint solutions.
Creative Resins are proud to present our new and improved Aerosol Paints can and easy to filling machine!
Whether you are finally carrying out those onsite jobs, renovating some old furniture or simply doing a few repairs at home, our unique 1k & 2k Aerosols paints could be what you are looking for. We know times are hard at the moment both mentally and financially, so to help brighten up your home and lockdown experience, our Areosol Paints are both affordable and easy to use!
Aerosol Paints 1k
Our Aerosol 1k is a single component spray paint manufactured to any colour using our exclusive colour match software making this the perfect product for decorative touch ups or repairs. Feeling a bit more creative? Why not try our GlassPaint effects in Aerosols for a different approach, like Sandblast or Mirror Paint as seen in the images below. These cans do not require Catalyst so their shelf life is approximately 12 months.
Plaspaint Aerosol 2k
Our PlasPaint Aerosol 2k is a dual component industrial spray paint, with Catalyst added at the click of a button. With the same benefit of our colour match capability, these spray paints are also available in a Matt, Satin or Gloss finish giving you choice on your required finished look. These Aerosol cans are perfect for painting or touching up Composite doors/PVCu/Aluminium and Steel surfaces, giving a real professional finish.
Combined with our versatile Plaspaint and used for various different applications, spraying has never been easier.
Aerosol Paints Filling Machine
Our exclusive Aerosol Paints Filling Machine is semi-automatic and designed for the purpose of filling our Aerosols with our GlassPaint and PlasPaint products. Housed in a stainless steel cabinet and pneumatically operated, this innovative design means the machine will dispense the paint directly into the Aerosol can with no mess and no clean up!
Our Plaspaints are manufactured here at Creative Resins. It is a specialist 2 pack coating, consisting of a unique blend of Acrylic and Polyurethane resins that provide strength, flexibility, excellent scratch and chemical resistance as well as an incredible surface cross bond. For more information click here or alternatively if you want to find out more on our Aerosols, get in touch and our dedicated Customer Service team will be happy to help.