Painted glass has been around for thousands of years, but medieval artists elevated back painted glass to an art form. Good ideas rarely stay put, so it comes as no surprise that artistic back painted glass escaped Europe. Initially, artists created back painted glass as a religious art form, but other artists applied the technique to secular scenes.
Examples of back painted glass can be found throughout Europe, Asia and India. Art lovers are rediscovering the transplanted art form and igniting interest in new works.
Back painted glass isn’t just for museums
The earliest examples of back painted glass hang in museums around the world, but you can take your inspiration from them! Making back painted glass is simple and gives your space a touch of elegance. You may not be an artist, but that doesn’t have to stop you from making some back painted glass of your own.
You can hang backpainted glass in your kitchen, bathroom or any other area in your home. Glass excels in the toughest areas of your home – like the kitchen and bathroom. It’s also a great way to protect the entryways of your home from mud, snow and dirt.
Although the weight of glass may give you pause, you can create a great effect using very thin sheets of glass. Using a paint that’s specially formulated for glass painting, you can create an amazing look that’s easy to install and maintain. Glassprimer™ glass paint is guaranteed to retain its good looks for a decade. Once cured, it won’t fade, peel or chip, even when it’s exposed to direct sunlight.
Creating your own back painted glass is cost effective, too. You can get exceptional coverage in any color for about $1 per square foot. If you’d like more information about back painted glass, or you’d like to see decorating ideas that incorporate glass paint, please visit the rest of our site.
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