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Pebeo Vitrea 160 is part of a new generation of thermo-hardening, transparent, non-toxic, water-based paints specifically designed for use on glass. Vitrea 160 can be applied to glassware, vases, lamps, and even an entire window surface. The Vitrea 160 line includes frosted paints for an etched-glass look, and mediums that allow for reproduction of crackled, iridescent and frosted glass effects.
In contrast with Pebeo Porcelaine 150, the Vitrea 160 colors offer more of a blown glass or fused glass look. Colors are runnier than Porcelaine 150, and they mix easily. Whereas Porcelaine 150 colors are solid, even single colors of Vitrea 160 often seem to have many swirling colors inside. Porcelaine 150 and Vitrea 160 heat set at different temperatures and are not intermixable.
Pebeo recommends that you use a soft, natural fiber brush, such as a squirrel hair brush or a red sable watercolor brush, to apply Vitrea 160. A soft brush will have the right consistency for the paint, and is less likely to leave brush marks.
Individual colors are packaged in 45 ml (1.5 oz) bottles. Vitrea 160 mediums and Vitrea 160 outliners are packaged in 20 ml (.68 oz) tubes. Vitrea 160 Paint Markers are also available, in a more limited range of colors.
Note — Due to application, there may be variation in color between Vitrea 160 Paints and 160 Markers.
Frosted Medium can be used to create an infinite variety of light and shadow effects. Use it alone to create a frosted or etched effect — or mix it with gloss colors to lighten them and make them appear frosted, all without changing the colors’ technical characteristics.
Used to lighten Vitrea 160 colors and to add gloss effects without changing the colors’ technical characteristics, Gloss Medium can be used to create an infinite variety of light and shadow effects. When used on its own, it is almost invisible after application, ideal for making inclusions.
When mixed with Vitrea 160 colors, Iridescent Medium produces iridescent colors that glimmer and change colors when the light hits them.
Use this medium to thin Vitrea 160 colors without lessening their durability.
Vitrea 160 Workbox Set
This innovative set comes in a plastic carrying case that opens into a fully functioning double-layer workbox. It contains 10 of the most popular Vitrea 160 glossy colors in 45 ml (1.5 oz) jars, as well as a Squirrel hair paintbrush, a mini-palette, a 20 ml tube of Gold Relief outliner, a sponge, and a user guide. Colors included are Sun Yellow, Paprika, Pepper Red, Lazuli, Turquoise, Oriental Green, Amber Brown, Bengal Pink, Sandalwood Green, and Crimson.
Vitrea 160, Set of 10
This kit contains one each of 10 glossy colors in 45 ml (1.5 oz) bottles. Colors include Sun Yellow, Paprika, Pepper Red, Lazuli, Turquoise, Sandalwood Green, Emerald, Earth Brown, Veil White, and Ink Black.
Vitrea 160, Set of 12 Glossy Colors
This set contains 12 glossy colors in 20 ml (0.68 oz) bottles. The colors include Sun Yellow, Paprika, Pepper Red, Bengal Pink, Amaranthine, Lazuli, Lacquer Blue, Turquoise, Oriental Green, Amber Brown, Ink Black, and Veil White.
Vitrea 160, Set of 6 Frosted Colors
This set contains 20 ml (0.68 oz) bottles of Cloud, Lemon, Aniseed, Azure, Mint, and Pink.
Vitrea 160, Set of 6 Glossy Colors
This set contains 20 ml (0.68 oz) bottles of Veil White, Ink Black, Pepper Red, Sun Yellow, Oriental Green, and Turquoise.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
Once dried and baked for 40 minutes at 325°F (163°C), the paints are permanent and dishwasher safe.
Avoid use of strong, abrasive cleaners such as steel scouring pads, and sharp cutting implements such as stainless steel knives, which may leave scratches on the surface and make it more difficult to clean.
To heat set a finished piece, place it in a 325°F (163°C) oven for 40 minutes. Since many vitreous and ceramic materials cannot withstand sudden changes in temperature, we recommend that you place your piece in a room temperature oven and allow it to warm up with the oven. After 40 minutes, turn the oven off and allow it to cool back to room temperature gradually.
Not recommended for use on surfaces that come in contact with food.
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Love the vitrea products
from Baton Rouge, LA
Comments about Pebeo Vitrea 160:
Love the vitrea glass paints. better than any other glass paint I've used. I only wish there were more colors. And the color descriptions were more accurate. For instance, I ordered Crimson which I believed would be red but it was a dark purple. not red at all.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love these paints!!!
from Saratoga, WY
I paint glassware using these paints. I have not tried any other glass paints so I cannot say it is BEST IN ITS CATEGORY although it may well be. If the color I need is not there, I can usually mix to what I want. I paint thick and always let my glasses dry overnight and finish off in my kitchen oven as directed. I hesitate answering when someone asks what paints I use for my glasses because I know they will love using them as much as I do and could become my next competition. It's a great product!
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from Crossville TN
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
It worked for my project.
from Springfield, VA
The only drawback for me is that it was hard for me to make the line perfectly smooth. But that may have been more a function of my skill than the product itself. Still, for what I used it for, it worked well. I did have to apply 2-3 'coats' of the product to get the thickness I desired. It shrinks a bit as it dries. I was happy with the overall result.
Will purchase again
Great product - worked as advertised
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Pittsburgh, pa
I used this paint to paint on wine glasses. The paint was thinner than I had expected and therefore I couldn't do exactly what I wanted.
I've used this product before and I'm back for more...
easy to use but keep closed when not in use as it will change the viscosity.
This paint gives new meaning to flow, I really like it.
from S.B. IN
It's has a liquidity to it that makes work on glass great however it dries fast and requires quick application. Have your gear ready at your work table. Easy clean up, soap and water.
I love working with this product.
from Hurlock, Md. 21643
I teach people how to paint on glass with this product. It works great, easy to use, results are beautiful.
Pebeo Vitrea 160 is a waterbased, non-toxic paint developed to mimic the look of stained glass, blown glass
and fused glass without the dangers of working with those materials. All you need to make the paint permanent is a
household oven. This colorful glass paint is offered in 20 transparent colors and 10 frosted colors. Watch this demo
showing various techniques using Pebeo Vitrea paint and dimensional outliners.
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