I’m kind of fickle when it come to my decorating – and that’s definitely true in my kitchen too! I’ve been about ready to change out my dinnerware and glasses for quite a while. I’m ready for something a little more fun!
The generous folks at DecoArt sent me some amazing glass painting goodies and I knew they’d be perfect for creating some new, fun, funky new glassware!
I’ve been in love with the faux bois style for a while now (that fun “wood-grain” look) – so I was really excited to try out the DecoArt Glass Paint enamels!
Aren’t they fun?
Here’s the batch of goodies that DecoArt sent me – I was so blown away!
In their Glass Paint line they have all sorts of paints – transparent glass stain, crystal, glitter, frost and the 3D opaque paints that I used! They also have some really cute stencils and great brushes too!
(You can find all of these at Michael’s – they have a whole new glass painting section!)
So I started with some inexpensive glasses I picked up from Wal-Mart – but this technique would really work on any type of glass. It’d be super cute on a vase too!
Start by taping off the top and bottom of the glasses with a bit of tape. For these tumblers I didn’t want the tape too big, so I used washi tape. (plus it’s cute.) :)
Start by brushing on a light coat of the Gold Opaque paint.
I used several light coats – I wanted to keep it as smooth as possible.
Keep covering the glass until the paint is as dark as you’d like.
Once you have your base coat on, start painting on your wood grain lines. I used the white opaque paint.
Use a fine paintbrush and paint on the design. This will probably take a couple of coats as well, so the white shows up against the gold.
Work all the way around the glass with the wood grain design.
Repeat for as many other glasses as you’re doing -
Once the glasses are painted, and have cured (this paint takes 4 days) then you can remove your tape.
I tried to be really good with my tape, but I did have a couple of spots that the paint seeped through. oops.
I used the dull side of my exacto knife to scrape the paint off -
There. All better. ;)
Once you’re all finished cleaning up, you can bake your glassware to make it washable. The instructions are right on the bottle – you just put the glasses in a non-preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Then you leave the oven door open while everything cools down.
And then your glasses are all pretty and cooked and ready to go!
Aren’t they fun? And funky?
I can’t wait to start creating some other fun pieces to go with them!
I hope you like them!
You can check out DecoArt for more ideas, product info, videos and lots more!
Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with DecoArt. The opinions in this post are my own. :)
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