Decoart Glass Stain - Book of Backgrounds 2016, Number 20

DecoArt Glass Stain on Paper?

yes, you read that right…one of my favourite experiments using DecoArt Glass Stain on collaged paper.

Learn in this free video lesson how to work on collaged paper, using DecoArt glass stain to add a beautiful transparency of soft colour that is subtle, yet vibrant.

Background Type:

  • Strathmore 400 series Mixed Media Paper, Vellum Finish (Windpower)

Palette: DecoArt Glass Stains:

  • Blue – GLS09
  • Red – GLS05
  • Orange – GLS04
  • Yellow – GLS03

Prep and Mediums

  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page – Paper – DS115
  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page – Napkin – DS126
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18


Royal Aqualon

  • 1″ Wash Glaze – R2700

Royal Soft-Grip

  • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

Clear Choice Stencil Brush

  • 5/8″ short flat (orange handle) – 1112
  • 3/8″ dome (yellow handle) – 1113

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Palette/Painting Knife – LG2
  • No-Stick Mat (Currently using the Unstick Arts and Craft Sheet)
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby or Kitchen Wipes
  • Heat Gun
  • Printed Tissue


What did you think?

Have you ever used DecoArt Glass Stain in the traditional manner?  try an experiment on different surfaces and see what happens.  Share your results below.