Hand Painting Glass

Hand Painting Glass

I have admired hand painted wine glasses for some time, so I had to try them!

Purchasing wine glasses at the local glass outlet for less than $1 each, I experimented with all kinds of techniques.  some worked, some didn’t

I loved hand painting the glasses.  Here are two of my favorite hand painted sets

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For the first set, I used opaque gloss paint and a Donna Dewberry painting technique. Always remember to clean the surface you intend to paint with alcohol before you begin painting.

I double loaded a medium sized soft flat brush with the colors I wanted to use for my flower.

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I made the first petal by a curved stroke upward on the glass and then, turning my brush, a downward curved stroke.  Practice this a few times, if you don’t like what you painted, the paint washes right off,  even after it is dried.

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then make four more petals around the bottom of the glass, just like the first one.  add a few green stamens at the bottom.

Let this dry and then give it a second coat.

Next paint the stem of the glass green to resemble the flower stem.  When I looked inside the glass, I noticed you could still see through the stem to the bottom, so I added some green paint on the bottom, just enough to cover the clear spot.

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I wanted a little extra on my glass, so I added a stem going up one side with just a few curved brush strokes using a small pointed brush, then used a small flat brush to create a bud at the top of the stem.

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What the inside looks like is just as important as what it looks like from the outside.

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On the second set, I put the stamens in first, then I used the same technique to make the petals, but I used the frosted paint and used the pouncer to dab on green paint on the stem of the glass.  I love this look!

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Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for baking the glasses in your oven.

Stop by tomorrow for some more techniques and designs!

Contessa

 

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