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I am sending a several bibliographies: one for reverse painting on glass techniques; verre eglomise, and another for gilding. 

Please let me know if additional lists for painting on glass (or other topics) would be useful. 

One basic book about traditional glass painting is: 

Elskus, Albinas. The art of painting on glass : techniques and designs for stained glass / Albinas Elskus. [Richboro], Pa. : Glass Press [2000?] [147 p.], 8 plates. 
Unabridged republication of 1980 Scribner ed. Includes bibliographical references (p. 140) and index. 

If you wish to obtain copies of any of the items in our bibliographies, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. We send photocopies of articles and microfiche copies of our books (if they have been microfilmed) through Interlibrary Loan for four weeks use. 

Additional resources: 

Frances Binnington teaches reverse glass painting and gilding on glass: 

Her article about reverse painting is on her website: 
"Reverse painting and Gilding Behind Glass: The use of gold, silver and imitation metal leaf in reverse glass painting" by Frances Binnington. 

She has published articles in The Gilder's Tip: 
The Society of Gilders' website offers a technical overview: 

Kenneth Leap gave a demo at the Glass Art Society last year; he offers classes in a variety of painting techniques: 

A "Google" search will bring up additional information about their techniques. 

These are a variety of stained glass forums - other artists may be able to answer your questions and give some tips: 

This is just a start - please let me know if I can provide additional information.


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