How to prepare the surface to be painted ?

Gently degrease the surface to be painted with soapy water or alcohol.

Once the Cerne Relief outliner has been applied, how much time must elapse before the Vitrail colours can be used ?

It is suggested to wait at least 30 minutes for the Cernes Relief outliners to dry, before applying the Vitrail colours.

How to prevent the colours from dripping ?

On a rounded object, work on the horizontal section. Allow it to dry a few minutes, turn the object and then start over.

How can I correct an error ?

If the colour is still wet, use a cotton swab, soak in the odourless mineral spirit, to remove the Vitrail colours and simply use water to erase the Cernes Relief outliners.

How to get a straight line with the Cerne Relief outliner ?

Before starting, always wipe off the excess paint that comes out of the tube. When applying it, use the tube as if it was a pencil and make sure to exert a constant pressure.

How to lighten the Vitrail colours ?

Use the Vitrail medium lightening : it allows to lighten the colours without changing their qualities or fluidifying them.

Where to let dry the work ?

The object must be kept, preferably out of dust and in a dry room, during the 6 to 8 hours needed to dry.

With which other products can the Vitrail colours be used ?

To obtain transparent and opaque effects, use jointly the Vitrail colours and Cernes Reliefs outliners with the Ceramic colours.

What is the bowl technique ?

This simple technique will allow you to realize marbling effects. Poor a few drops of different Vitrail colours in a bowl full of water. The drops fuse when in contact with the water and give beautiful effects. Then, transfer the colour by applying an acetate sheet or any other object on the surface of the water. As soon as the colour is transfered on the surface, pull it out immediately.

Once dry, must the object be baked ?

No, of course not ! The Vitrail colours must not be baked. Once dry, they are durable and resist to a light washing in cold water without soaking, as well as to window cleaner.

Can we eat out of objects decorated with Vitrail ?

No. These colours are intended for decorative purposes.

How to fluidify the paint if it seems to thick ?

Add some odourless mineral spirit and stir.

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