When choosing glass for your stained glass work, keep the following in mind: * A stained glass window offers the observer a variety of looks. Viewing is rather exciting since the appearance of your window is always changing due to the varying levels and intensities of light streaming through from early morning until late into the evening. The glass bottle manfuacturers like Spectrum, Kokomo, Wissmach, and Uroboros, to mention a few, provide a tremendous selection from which to pick. * Glass may be used in a wide variety of forms. The degree of transparency or opaqueness you want to see in your final window should be taken into account while picking glass.
Consider that you want to create a stained-glass bird. For the bird, choose a piece of glass with realistic colours and textures. Look at the direction of the pattern in the glass as you prepare your pieces for cutting. Try to see the bird’s body, wings, and feathers already finished. The results will be more pleasant the more carefully you choose and choose the glass while you are cutting it.
When you are creating anything with a certain hue, proper preparation like this is more important. You do not need to be as picky while making an abstract or mandala work as when attempting to replicate parts of nature.
Important questions to ponder:
- Are you emphasising or concealing the background?
- What stained glass textures will provide the greatest interest or realism to your work?
- Which way do you want the glass’s patterns to move?
- What glass thickness are you looking to work with? The thickness of some of the glasses varies. When putting everything together, take this into account.
- What hues would the stained-glass window have the most effect on your room?
- To see how the glass will appear with light behind it, hold the glass up to a window or a light table before choosing it. See if you can “see” what characteristics the glass will add to your completed artwork by examining the patterns in the glass sheet.
You can’t completely foresee how your stained glass window will turn out, but you can make a huge improvement by carefully choosing each piece of glass with light behind it and comparing several glasses together with light behind them.
Your stained glass artwork’s outcome will be more predictable as a consequence.