Dab on the glass paint on for ultra-fine areas with a delicate application. Lightly dab on the paint using the Marabu Stencilling Sponge, wait for a short time and stencil over again without paint, thereby avoiding air bubbles. You can also use several colours for stencilling.Airbrushing with Marabu Glas Art
Using Marabu colours the airbrush technique offers a variety of great design possibilities on various substrates: from paper, wood & craft materials to glass & porcelain to textiles & silk.
Beautiful patterns or sharp outlines can be realised using this technique; photographically accurate pictures can be enhanced with special effects such as metallic gloss or mirror reflexes. The colour is mixed with the airflow in the spray pistol and is applied in extremely thin layers by constantly moving your hand. By varying the aperture of the nozzle, the distance to the painting substrate or by the use of stencils, there is no limit to your artistic scope.
General Advice: Please follow the instructions for airbrush technique depending on paint type.
Further advice: - Stir well before use or, if necessary, strain the colours. - Choose the appropriate thinner for colour and substrate. - The colour should be sufficiently liquid that it can pass through a teastrainer. - The substrate should be dust and grease-free. - Use self-adhesive templates. - Ensure that the workplace is well ventilated and that spray mist is avoided. - When changing colours, use the appropriate cleaning agent for the spray pistol - in the case of water-based Marabu-colours the appropriate cleaning agent is simply water. - After use carefully clean all equipment with the appropriate cleaning materials. - Always carry out pre-trials.
Separate instructions for airbrush technique depending on paint type:
Airbrushing with Marabu GlasArt Nozzle size: from 0.2 mm Pressure: from 2.5 bar Thinning: 3 parts colour to 1 part Marabu Cleaner & Thinner Cleaning: with Marabu-Cleaner & Thinner
The specifications shown for nozzle sizes, dilution and pressures are guidelines only and should be adjusted accordingly.Painting behind glass
The classic technique of painting outlines is shown to its best advantage when the paint is applied behind glass. The motifs have a deeper and clearer effect behind glass.Contours painting glass
Stained Glass is easy! Fix a template behind the glass and pull the contours according to the Marabu Relief Paste. Once the contours are dried, you can color the image with Marabu and a glass of fine synthetic hair brush.Scratching technique
Use a cotton bud to scratch patterns and motifs into the wet paint where it has been dabbed on.Stamping on porcelain and glass
Marabu offers a wide range of mini-stamps that are ideal for glass and porcelain painting. Every mini-stamp pack includes detailed instructions.Outline technique using Relief Paste
Draw fine outlines directly from the tube onto glass and porcelain using Marabu Relief Paste. You can then pain in the motif using Marabu Glas, GlasArt or Porcelain.Fine decorations from the tube
Create fine decorations, lettering, shapes, dots or lines in 14 amazing colours to create unique effects on glass and porcelain.
Painted acrylic sheets
To hang acrylic sheets painted with Marabu Glas or Glas Art, simply pierce them with a hot nail.Brilliant effect
Marabu Glas Art transparent can make matt milk glass transparent and glossy again.Outlines and fine details
Fine details and beautiful lettering can be achieved with the Marabu Relief Paste or the Marabu Glas Painter.Corrections
Corrections or complete removal of the paint application are possible as long as the paint has not fully dried. Use e.g. a cotton swab with Marabu Cleaner or white spirit.Avoiding air bubbles
Always stir the paints – particularly the special effect colours – as colour pigments will settle in the jar. Do not shake to avoid creating air bubbles.Cleaning brushes
Clean brushes with Marabu Cleaner & Thinner or benzine immediately after use.Diluting
If GlasArt has become to thick, e.g. through drying out, simply add a little Marabu Cleaner & Thinner.Ease of application
GlasArt can simply be applied with a brush. Depending on the painting style, the result can be lively brush strokes or a completely even colour area. Use Marabu GlasArt clear for lightening the ready-to-use colours.
Painting glasses with Glas, GlasArt
Can Marabu Glas or Marabu GlasArt also be used for painting e.g. drinking glasses?
Marabu GlasArt is ideally suited for painting decorative or everyday objects and decoration material which can be carefully cleaned with a wet cloth. Marabu GlasArt is not dishwasher-safe, though. Marabu Glas is dishwasher-safe (max. 50 °C) after thorough pre-cleaning of the surface and a 3 day drying period. Marabu Glas is therefore very suitable for being painted with Marabu Glas. However, always ensure not to apply any paint to the top edges of the glasses.Difference between Glas and GlasArt
What is the difference between Marabu Glas and Marabu GlasArt?
Marabu Glas is a water-based product, Marabu GlasArt is a solvent-based product. In contrast to Marabu Glas, the colours of Marabu GlasArt have an even higher luminosity and brilliance and better flow properties. Marabu Glas is additionally dishwasher-safe (max. 50 °C), Marabu GlasArt is smudge-proof.Firing Glas Art and Glas
Do object decorated with Marabu GlasArt or Marabu Glas have to be fired?
No. Objects that were decorated with Marabu GlasArt or Marabu Glas do not require firing. These glass paints are air-curing products. The painted designs are dry to the touch after approx. 30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the paint coat. Full drying can take up to 48 hours for Marabu GlasArt and 3 days for Marabu Glas. For Marabu GlasArt the drying process can be shortened by firing the paint in the oven for 5 minutes after about 30 minutes drying time. To reduce the drying time for Marabu Glas, the painted object can be dried in the oven for 30 minutes at 100 °C. The firing process has no influence on the durability of the paint coat, though. Air drying results in the same resistance.