In my home, I have a glass display that looks like this: It’s pretty simple, really.
I’ve made a couple of iterations, and here’s what I’ve found so far: 1.
Make the top 1.3 mm thick of a clear acrylic paint (this will take about an hour) 2.
Cut off the sides 3.
Paint it with a clear coat, or with a very thin coat of clear acrylic.
Glue the sides together, with a light coat of paint.
Paint the back of the glass with clear acrylic, and the top with a lighter layer of acrylic paint.
This will take you around an hour, so be prepared to take it apart if it doesn’t come together in your time.
Paint a light layer of clear polycarbonate on the back side, and a lighter clear layer on the front side.
This is how I did it, and it’s pretty good at keeping the acrylic paint from sticking to the glass.
I also tried gluing the bottom of the display to the back with a thin layer of polycarbonite.
This was not so good, and resulted in a big mess.
I put a clear coating on the bottom and a light coating on top, so that you don’t get a mess of all the paint sticking together, but the paint on the top was a little bit greasy and was drying out quickly.
So, here’s the thing, I would definitely consider putting in some plastic or glass to hold the acrylic painted onto the display.
This way you can paint on top of the acrylic, or you can use the acrylic as a backing material to paint the back.
I think the acrylic in the front would probably be the better choice for the display, but you can always try to make it out of plastic if you don’st want to have to glue it on.
I just think it’d be nice to have some plastic to keep the acrylic out of the way.
Paint acrylic onto the back, with clear polystyrene or some other clear acrylic spray paint.
I didn’t get it exactly right, so I painted the bottom with a thinner layer of paint, and then the back just had acrylic paint on it.
That’s pretty much it.
I’m going to have a look at how the display looks over time, and hopefully some pictures from the process will help me decide what I should do next.
If you want to see more of this, check out this YouTube video from the BBC about glass displays from around the world.