Creative Stained Glass Ideas Using Plating

This is the third and final video taking a look at creative stained glass using plating. The first focussed on how the masters use plating in their work and the second honed in on a small panel to show how plating is done.

You can see #1 Video here – how the masters use plating

You can see #2 Video here – how plating is done

#3 Video narrows it down further to concentrate on the types of stained glass used for creative effects.

It explores how to create the 3 top creative effects that carry the most punch:

  1. Shadow – gives your objects form
  2. Texture – gives everything more punch and pizazz!
  3. Depth – gives your panel dimension

You can see that plating is one of the most creative things you can do with stained glass. Once you get the basics in the bag the effects are limitless, from shadows to reflections to highlights and beyond.

And what’s even more exciting is that they’re all permanently contained in a sealed ‘glass sandwich’. There’s no moisture, no dirt, no peeling of paint or foil overlay. Plated panels are here to stay.

I hope you’re itching to give plating a try. You owe it to your stained glass 🙂  

If you’re inspired to give plating a try yourself


Once you get started with all the colours and effects it’s hard to imagine doing stained glass in flat panels ever again 

“I have had a dream panel in my minds’ eye for 10 years now, but knew I needed to do plating to get the water portion the way I wanted.  Now I feel like I could tackle it.” Jan Rollman, Plating Magic student

6 thoughts on “Creative Stained Glass Ideas Using Plating”

  1. Hi Milly!
    Thank you so much for sharing this email and the tutorial. I have to know, how did you get the black accents on the cactus? Was that a black marker on the bottom layer of glass?

  2. You have gone the extra mile showing me about plating.The work in which your students make is good,oh by the way what is pizazz never heard of this word before

  3. The answer to this question may be obvious, so I do apologise in advance. But if I’m spot plating how do I adhere the glass to the other glass without it slipping once upright? Correct me if I’m wrong or if there is an alternative process, but I’m assuming it needs to be copper foiled to the other glass on at least one side? Is this all?


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