Today, I tried some different techniques. These are VERY easy to do. My favorite, again was the frosted paint, but the others are unique, too.
I started the first project with frosted glasses, again purchased at the local glass outlet store for less than $1.00 each
If you don’t happen to have frosted glasses, you can use glass etching medium over the entire outer surface to create a frosted look.
Start by cleaning the outside of your glasses with alcohol.
I experimented with some of my scrapbook stamps and found a couple that worked well on the glass. Some I tried were too detailed to be able to tell what they were, some were too small and some were too large to be able to place them on the glass neatly.
I found a butterfly and a leaf stamp that worked well, used the pouncer to apply frost paint to the stamp and then very carefully rolled the stamp on to the glass.
This was such a delicate print, I let it dry completely before going any further with the project. Once dry, I pounced the same orange color onto the stem as I used to stamp the butterfly and then added the green leaf stamp.
The next project I think is just too cute! I found the martini pitcher at the same glass outlet and the matching martini glasses,
I taped off the bottom of the pitcher, this time with painter’s tape, and using the pouncer, I made a green and yellow stripe at the bottom of the pitcher. Then I pounced green on one glass stem and yellow on the other. The pouncer gave them a rough (almost frosted) finish, even though I used gloss opaque paint. I gave all of these two coats.
Then I simply used the same round pouncer to make green and yellow dots random dots on the pitcher and glasses.
VERY easy to do, and I can’t wait for summer to drink something cold from this set!
One more really EASY project,
I dripped random bits of white, light blue and dark blue frost paint on the glasses, then used the pouncer to smooth and blend the colors
I added a little more dark blue after I had the original coat blended. I was going for a marbled effect, but I decided it looked more like a sea scape, so I added some pounces of white foam at the top
This would have been really neat to add a sea themed stamp, but since I didn’t have one, I decided to experiment. After baking the paint as directed starting in a cold oven and heating to 350 for 30 minutes and then allowing them to cool in the oven completely, I mixed some fast setting clear epoxy, then smeared some on the bottom edge of the glass, added sand, more epoxy, tiny shells, more epoxy, a larger shell and then coated the whole thing with a scoop of epoxy.
While the epoxy was setting up, I had to keep wiping drips off the bottom, but it was the fast drying kind and only took about 5 minutes to set.
Here is the finished product, I doubt the bottom will hold up to much washing, so I would just wash the glass part in the sink and gently wipe the bottom.
Tomorrow, I am off on a cross country adventure to find more trash to turn into treasures. Next week I will feature one more glass painting technique – spray painting! And some projects using a new deco podge medium to transfer prints and pictures onto most any other surface. I really had my doubts that it would work, but they turned out great!