Several methods can be used to create Hand Painted Glass. When glass is painted and fired in the Old World Tradition, a specialized paint is fused to the glass, and actually becomes a part of it. Etched or Carved glass surfaces will readily take a different kind of paint, even when firing is not an option. Back Painting is the best way to create heavy decorative glass countertops, back splashes, tabletops, and wall art. And transluscent paint can effectively tint glass that is not available in colors. Style and design freedom with a Mixed Media approach allows many possibilities with these painted glass art forms. Hold cursor over an image for information. Click on any image to enlarge.