The title of this article does not refer to lead-in of windows in real terms. Then the actual technique of staining a window is about inserting glass pieces into a H-profile in lead, where the joint points are soldered. That is, smaller glass pieces attached to a pattern and coherent of lead lists.
It is therefore important to point out that this article about stained-glass windows only deals with simpler ones, making it yourself instructions with explanatory photographs on how to paint and apply adhesive strips of adhesive stay on glass.
We work here instead of full window glass and use self-adhesive leadlists for purely decorative purposes. The result becomes the appearance quite similar to the ancient, and very difficult-to-use, genuine glossy of windows. It was in ancient Egypt that the art of blowing glass and making flat glass slabs was born.
Thus, during the Pharaoh's time, one could design a window glass and make thorough color schemes. Once the Romans conquered Egypt, they also seized the glass art and developed it, especially when it was about coloring and painting the glass.
At first, the glass was attached to stone and later of wood, but about a thousand years ago Consider that lead could also be used as joint material. Since then, the lead is completely dominant. As a result, the glass pattern as such became a real push forward. The soft lead made it possible to abandon the more easy-to-use geometric patterns, and in free forms, the glass artists could portray both people and messages in a different way than before.
For a long time, glass art was almost entirely linked to the church room and to religious motives. It is also within that sector tradition is still the strongest, partly in older preserved jobs, and in new creations. In ordinary home environments, it is only in the 20th century that the lead-in of windows has become popular, especially since the adhesive strips came into trading.
The adhesive that is hidden on the list under protective paper "bites" very effectively. Once it is attached to the substrate, it is almost unlikely that the latter will release itself. And the glass quality does not matter. The strips adhere equally well to completely smooth glass surfaces, as in small-scale so-called rye glass. The main thing is that the surface of the window is clean and free of grease.
Just this feature makes the decorative list of lead useful in many contexts, not only as window shades. Decoartionists can also provide decorative designs for mirrors, wardrobe doors, inside and outside doors, car window lights, lanterns, etc. in addition to a wide variety of ornaments and decorative items.
When you paint a window with decorative lists, it is often enough to place the list on the inside of the glass , but if you wish a significantly more solid result, you are advised to lead the window on both sides. But then it is also important that the lead strips will be located exactly against each other, especially if the window glass is to be painted.
The lightest patterns are of course geometric and it is therefore wise to practice one. After a few hours of work, you can switch to more advanced jobs. Most of the time, stained glass panes are put on stained glass windows, but there is nothing that speaks of clear glass. The possibility of looking through the glass does not get worse by the narrow lists.
Measuring tape (1) Powerful scissors (2) Universal knife (3) Small harddriver (4) (5) Brushes (6) Cotton gloves (7) Ballpoint pen (8) Pencil pen (9)
Self-adhesive hobby skirt on roll, 7 mm wide, Window, Glasses, T-liquor, Lacquer napkin and clean rags as well. Candles.
2. Cut the paper to fit the size of the glass. Tape it on the back of the window glass, so that you see the pattern right.
3.The window glass must be completely clean to attach the self-adhesive lead. Wash with T-alcohol and let it dry well.
4. On mirror glass or other non-transparent glass, the pattern must be drawn with a pencil on the front of the glass.
5. Use thin cotton gloves. Fingerprints and other skin patches impair the adhesiveness of the lead.
6. Incorrect or redundant lines from the liquor pen can easily be removed with T-alcohol on a cotton strap.
Blyinview with decorative list
2. Start laying the lead inserts with the shortest decorative lists, so that these later will be covered by longer strips.
3. Cut the lead strip to the appropriate length with the hobby knife and pull away the thin strip that protects the glue.
4. With a knife or scissor you can divide the 7 mm wide lead strip, but it is difficult to cut evenly and the mounting surface decreases.
5. Press one end of the lead strip into place in the pattern and then work it against the glass with the knife shaft.
6. Touch or rub against the back of the strap and back to the edges a little bit later. A hard role is helpful.
7. Bend the strip after the turns of the pattern with your fingers. Follow and shape the coarseness of the lead with the knife shaft.
8. If the knife shaft runs sluggishly against the lead strip, then apply it a few times to some paraffin, for example a candle.
9. You'll get the cutest pencils if the decorative strips get to cross each other and if the strip ends are covered by crossing strips.
10. If you'd rather have those edges, you should put them over and cut through both at once.
11. Remove all excess pieces with the blade and tighten all joints as carefully as you can.
12. Then rub the knife shaft until you get the joint invisible. It takes some time, but is fully possible.
13. Remove any glue stains on glass and lead strips with a clean cloth dampened in a lacquer finish. The fluid must not drain.
2. Paint smoothly in the fields formed by the lead inserts with the decorative stripes, preferably across the borders. All fields with the same color are scored in sequence.
3. When the paint has dried, the backing strips are aligned with the front side. The adherence is not impaired by the color.
Never work with a hobby lead if the glass temperature is below + 15 ° C. The adhesion of the lead insertion is also impaired by fat from the skin, for example by fingerprints. Always work with clean, dry hands and most preferably with thin cotton cushions.
Most glass colors are flammable. The same applies, of course, to T-Liquor and Nitrogen. Fluid lacquer can also dissolve the adhesive strips of the lead strips.