Stained Glass Art 

Materials list

The Stained Glass Art course has evolved from my Serendipity intuitive art technique. I always use Golden Fluids or Atelier Flow for this application. The paints are translucent and pure in pigment. Golden fluids in particular “glow” like no other paints I know.

They are a bit more expensive than some other paints, but I think well worth the cost. If however you are not able to source them you can make your own fluids by using tube paints ( must be translucent) and water.

We will also be using Tube paint for creating the stained glass windows and bringing in your images. You will need around six different colours.

You may already have a Paint Kit but if you don’t, it will really depend on what colours you choose to use in your painting?

For instance, if you are adding Blue wrens, you will need to buy some extra colours.

There are no “have to’s” in this course. Everything is optional. Access is for 6 months, so if you find you need another colour, you have plenty of time to source them.


The Paints I recommend below, are what I use in my demos. If you can’t
source these particular ones, I am sure you will find similar colours in other brands.



TUBE Paints for stencilling*

*Titanium White/ Dioxazone purple

Tube paints are necessary for using with the stencils. The consistency needed for tube paint /stencils is like toothpaste. 

Runny Paint will cause bleeding under the stencils

NOTE: I love Jo Sonja paint for most painting applications but they are not the best for “Stencilling”. Jo Sonja is too runny.

Tube paint for Windows

*Matisse Titanium White

Matisse COBALT Teal

Matisse Aqua Green Light

Matisse Naples Yellow Light

Atelier Jaune Brilliant

Jo Sonja Carbon Black

NOTE: If you are planning to paint Blue Wrens you will also need Jo Sonja Brown Earth for his wings.

GOLDEN FLUID/ATELIER FREE FLOW ( Fluid paints for backgrounds)

Below are the colours I use in my demos. You can pick any colours you like.
Just make sure they are compatible and translucent.

Golden Fluids come in different sizes. The small 30ml(1oz) will be enough for a couple of
paintingsIt goes a long way, but if you are intending to do lots of paintings the 119ml(4oz)
size is more economical

Quinacridone Magenta

Primary Yellow

Pthalo Turquoise

Pthalo Blue ( Atelier Flow)

I do use a little bit of Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold but it is only optional


Harder to find in Art Shops

Matisse- Jo Sonja- Atelier Tube Paint can be purchased from most Art Shops

In Australia

The Art Shop is in Bayswater Victoria. They have a Online Shop so you can buy most of the things on this list from them https://theartshop.com.au/

Fitzroy Stretches is in Melbourne


for the Golden fluids

Art Shed online for the Atelier Flow and the tube paints           Art Shed

There are lots of other Online suppliers if you just Google Golden Fluid Acrylics

Please note. Riot Art do not stock Fluid paints similar to Goldens or Atelier free flow. 






I prefer nice soft brushes , not scratchy ones. They leave marks in the paint.

FLAT :  A couple of small flat brushes. Around 1cm to 1/2 cm in width

A few 4 cm ones for glazing. Having about four will help when swapping between colours.

BRUSHES Continued

ROUND: A couple of small round brushes for detailed work. One FINE Liner for closer detail ( Important)

This is the Montmatre Pack I use Fine liner is brush 2 and 5 in this pack.


You can source Fine Liners in any Art Shop though.


The choice of canvas size is up to you. My advice is not to go too big for your first painting though. My main Demo is on a 76cm x 60cm ( 30 inch x 24 inch)

Think about what images you want to paint? Would they look better on a square canvas? A long rectangle? With the Lotus I like to eccentuate the long stems, so I prefer a taller canvas. Trees I don’t mind long or square?

Please choose a good quality canvas with double width. Stay away from the very cheap plastic canvases. They repel fluid techniques. Too much glue.

These are the two Paint colours I use in my “Cool” windows. If you can’t source Matisse you can use another brand. Just keep in mind Cobalt Teal is a “blue” based Turquoise and Aqua Green is definitely more green.  



Make sure you purchase enough to give you a nice balance of images and marks. Think about a Theme you would like to create in your final painting. Have a look at my paintings and get a feel for what stencils work together.

Make sure you purchase some ” background” style stencils as we are really only creating platforms to bring our Theme Images forward.


Here is an example of what we will be doing to our backgrounds with stencils.

Stencils can be purchased Online



Stencil Girls US

The Crafters Workshop


Scrapbooking Stores

If you are having trouble sourcing something in particular just email me and I will see if I know where you can purchase them. I will have a small supply of some of my own Stencil designs ( flower balls etc).

Email susanfarrellart@gmail.com


This is for those of you who don’t feel confident in drawing your images onto the canvas. It is quick and enables you to get the important features in correctly, such as eyes, ears etc.

It is also a great time saver for positioning your images into the right spot.

NOTE: It is TRANSFER paper not Tracing paper. It has chalk on one side so you can trace your image and it will leave an imprint on the canvas.



Examples of background stencils. You can overlap things like Flower balls. You don’t need to buy a whole lot of different stencils. You can repeat them so your canvas has balance. Maybe four different types? Investment : No more than $80

Paint pens. OPTIONAL. If you are using a Fine Liner paint brush you won’t need this.  Go for a nice fine nib. They can be tempermental on canvas, so buy a couple of each colour. Brands I have used are Posca and Liquitex. Just make sure whatever pen you use it is waterproof. To prevent colour run.


White Pastel/Chalk/ White Charcoal Pencil ( sketching Images)

Pen for using with transfer paper

Sticky Tape


Pallet. This can be plastic or I prefer a disposable pad type.

Small Foam Roller ends for applying paint to stencils. You may prefer to use stencil brushes or makeup sponge?

Water Spray Bottle

Plastic drop sheet

Paper hand towel

Chux or cloth to wet

Sundries continued

Water Container to keep brushes in while in use to stop drying out. I suggest at least two but even three would be helpful when working with the glaze. Empty jars will be fine.

Apron (optional)

Hairdryer ( to speed up the drying process between layers)

An easel (optional)

I will be sending out a Link to the Facebook group as
we get a bit closer to Class commencing.

I am really looking forward to sharing this fabulous Course
with you. Please let me know if you have any questions.
My email is susanfarrellart@gmail.com

See you soon online!

Love Susan xx

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