QUESTION: "How do I know Plating will make a difference to my work and make it stand out as completely unique?"
On the few occasions I've seen plated stained glass posted on social media the 'Likes' go through the roof. Precisely because it stands out, because it's completely unique.
The interest is staggering. It's a technique that's new to most everyone and hardly anyone is creating work this different.
Please don't get me wrong here; I'm not suggesting you live your life pandering to social media likes - no!
What I'm trying to show is the astonishing impact of plating. It will make a huge difference to your work.
QUESTION: "I've seen Tiffany's plated glass. I'm not an artist and that's surely too hard for me?"
I've deliberately kept this first plating project as simple as possible. The class project is just 2 layers to get you started on your exciting journey.
I take you through each plating process in my usual detail, showing you exactly how to progress successfully through each stage.
If you've already made a few copper foiled panels from start to finish and have the basics safely tucked away then this class is suitable for you.
Once your confidence grows you'll be able to make more complex work until you're ready to tackle a Tiffany!
Plating Magic isn't suitable if you can't yet cut and solder to a pattern accurately.
QUESTION: "I don't have a lot of time. How long will it take me to learn this and will I spend ages struggling over it?"
I've specifically designed this course with busy people in mind. I've structured the course with an option of 2 tracks to choose from: a 'Busy Person' FAST Track and a 'Not-So Busy Person' FULL Track.
Both the FAST and FULL Tracks will teach you how to make a lovely plated glass panel from start to finish.
And don't forget, Plating Magic is an online class with Lifetime Access. If you find yourself with more time in the future you can come back to it then.
QUESTION: "Plated glass is too heavy to hang, impossible to clean AND uses lots of expensive glass."
Answer: No, No and definitely NO :-)
You can create all the magical effects - the illusion of distance, movement and real dimension - with just 2 plated layers. And I prove it in this Plating Magic class.
The project panel you'll create in the course is made up of a sandwich of glass that is totally sealed together. No gaps for dirt, no moisture for mould.
It's easy to keep clean and is light enough to hang.
And as for expensive glass… the amazing thing about plating is that because you're stacking the glass up, you can use the most ordinary glass you have in each layer and WOW! put them together and they come alive to stunning effect.
That's the real magic of Plating.
QUESTION: "I've seen this done in my Facebook Group - why do I need this class to teach me the technique?"
I started my journey to learn Plating skills in the same places as you. I searched YouTube and the Internet and found very little structured information.
If you like to know you're not missing any vital information this class is the best option for you. You'll sidestep common errors and mistakes and learn how to tackle a plating project systematically.
The course is taught by me, Milly (hello!) I'm a qualified teacher and I've used my teaching skills to structure the class carefully to guide you to a successful result.
If you prefer a more 'try-it-and-see', hit and miss approach it's absolutely fine to start sleuthing yourself!
QUESTION: "I'm confused - are there different types of plating?"
Yes. I call the different types 'sealed' and 'not sealed'. Within that there is Spot Plating (layering one small area) and what I call Sandwich Plating (layering the whole panel as one).
The main technique covered in the course is sealed Sandwich Plating. You'll learn to put together 2 layers permanently and securely together to create a unified combination of the effects you're seeking.
Sealed Spot Plating is also included in the Plating Magic class as an exciting additional option.
Both techniques are structurally strong and no grime can get inside.
QUESTION: "Can you remind me what I'm getting if I enrol today?"
You'll get instant access to the Stained Glass Plating Magic class at a Special Introductory Discount Price. This ends midnight Sunday 22 February (Pacific).
All the lessons are online in the Everything Stained Glass School and all are available immediately.
Plating Magic consists of 6 Modules that use video lessons, workbooks, crib sheets, checklists and prompts to teach you systematically how to make great glass choices and how to make a 2 layer sealed panel.
There's also an additional video tutorial showing how to do the sealed Spot Plating technique.
You'll get a bonus video tutorial called 'No Kit' Sandblasting. This teaches you how you can save money by transforming the glass you already have into glass suitable for Plating.
As with all my classes, I'm proud to offer Lifetime Access. I want you to be able to take your time with this, coming back whenever you need to have another look or learning another trick.
QUESTION: "Is it really risk free?"
Absolutely it is. I'm so confident Plating Magic will help you create a totally different kind of stained glass that I've included a 30-day Personal Promise Guarantee.
No questions asked, no fuss and certainly no hard feelings.
QUESTION: "How does this class work?"
Good question! Here's a run down of what to expect:
- As soon as you purchase the course you will receive a welcome email with your login details and a link to the course.
- You can do the course in any order, at any time and at your own speed. You can watch and re-watch it to your hearts' content.
- There is a Facebook Group exclusively for students of my courses where you can ask questions and share what you're up to with others.