ART OF STAINED GLASS
HOW TO PAINT GLASS

Various media
You are not limited to water, or vinegar as a media for your glass painting powder. Scroll elow for a convenient table of media and their uses.

20% Oil 20% Oil
MEDIUM PROPERTIES Mixing Ratio Flash Point
Propylene Glycol Long working medium for stamping and texturizing the paint. 50% PG amd 50% powder for stamping.
PG diluted with 50% water when added to powder otherwise.
130F
Dresden Thick Oil A thick or Fat oil used mainly for hand painting. Used extensively for thin washes and as an addition to other mediums such as lavender, aniseed or clove oil to keep the enamel open and workable. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 361F
Medium for Painting A fast drying medium for hand painting. 20% Medium, 80% Powder 200F
Painting Medium Heavier bodied than 1903, more durable before firing because it dries to a hard finish. 20% Medium, 80% Powder 200F
Medium for Paste For raised gold and painting. 20% Medim\um, 80% Powder 91F
Outlining Medium A thin and light oil that holds a line very well. 20% Medium, 80% Powder 130F
Tinting Medium Used for background tinting. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 130F
Diluting Medium Used for pen work with quill pen points. 20% Medium, 80% Powder 130F
Balsam of Copaiba A thick, heavy bodied oil for medium mixtures. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 200F
Balsam of Copaiba-Thin A thinned version of 1908 with great handling characteristics for medium mixtures. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 200F
Venice Turpentine (Artificial) Used as a binder in medium mixtures. The binder is used to make medium mixtures dry hard. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 200F
Tar Oil Used with enamel and raised paste medium which creates the stringing quality for raised paste work. 20% Oil, 80 % Powder 160F
Aniseed Oil A thin and aromatic oil with the scent of licorice. This oil can be used for mixing or painting, stays open and holds a line very well. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 212F
Clove Oil A thin and aromatic oil with the scent of cloves. This oil can be used for mixing, it holds a lot of color and still remains open. Excellent for tracing with line holding power. This medium works well with Balsam or Lavender Oils. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 200F
Lavender Oil A very thin, fast evaporating and aromatic oil. Can be used for mixing but is often used to dilute heavier oils. Works especially well for washes of color, and use with Balsam and Clove Oils. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 131F
Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine A heavy bodied oil for mixtures. 20% Oil 80% Powder 91F
Frys Medium Excellent hand painting medium for use on porcelain. 20% Oil 80% Powder 91F
Elarco Gold Facilitator Used with roman gold paste, this enables the painter to get the desired painting consistency. (caution: over thinning will cause poor adherence of the gold). 91F
Pine Oil Used for mixing, can also be used for direct screen printing 20% Oil, 80% Powder 172F
Hand Painting & Banding Medium Excellent medium for hand painting and banding of colors with very good working characteristics. Will hold a large amount of color and dries quickly. Also may be used as a spray medium. 25% Oil, 75% Powder 92F
Waterbase Medium This hand painting and banding medium is slow drying, has low green strength and can be used with all colors. This medium does not deposit a heavy film thickness as a solvent-based product, resulting in slightly decreased opacity. Cleans up easily with water, however for thinning, use only the medium itself. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 248F
Fat Oil A heavy bodied medium used for mixing porcelain enamels. 20% Oil, 80% Powder 361F