An old art form that still produces stunning results. I apply a centuries old technique to my glass pieces, giving them a vintage look.
To create such pieces, I go through all the same procedure as standard stained glass. But adding a few more steps. Once the pieces are cut and before soldering,
I paint on the cut coloured pieces with grisaille. The pieces are then kiln baked at such extreme heat, so that the applied grisaille is absorbed into the glass and vitrifies as it cool.
This technique allows me to create ornate borders that enhancing the final piece.
In this fairy piece, I actually double and layered some glass to make the wings appear translucent. Below, on the wings of the birds, you can clearly see the details I am able to achieve with the painted grisaille.