This week I learned a really neat technique for painting glass items. The first items I tried it on were these
First I cleaned the glasses very well. Then I placed 4 dabs of different colors of paint on a piece of plastic wrap. I use plastic wrap because paint, glue, etc. does not stick to it when dry. The dabs of colored paint should not touch each other.
Colors I used were brown, red, orange, and yellow. Next I dampened a paper towel and then tore it into quarters. Each quarter of the paper towel was rolled up slightly to make an end that could be dipped into the dabs of paint.
Painting was easy. Just dip in one color at a time, using a different piece of paper towel for each color, and dab it gently onto the glass. Use one color after another, making sure each of them blend together. Add a little more of one or two colors if it looks like it needs it. The effect is really neat and the paper towel gives the paint a unique texture.
These glasses can stand alone as part of fall decoration, or little votive candles can be placed inside for a pretty fall candle light effect.
"Frosted" Glass Items
The painting technique was so much fun, I decided to do a few more items. These three items I turned into winter wonderland "frosted" glass.
Colors used were light blue, light purple, and white. A small amount of sparkle glaze was added to each color. Some glitter was added to each color as well and also sprinkled onto the plastic wrap, This allowed me to dip the piece of paper towel in the glitter after dipping into the pain. Then I could apply a little extra glitter to the project. I dabbled on all three colors, making sure the would blend with one another. They came out really pretty. In the second picture, they look like they have lights inside them. :-) That is due to using the flash. You can't see the sparkle or glitter very well in the pictures.
The last piece I did was this
Winter Snow Storm Candle Holder
To make this one, I used only the white paint, with a little extra of the glitter. I made a mistake at the beginning and tried to wipe the paint off. It had already partially dried, so some of it remained behind in streaks. This produced an effect that made it look somewhat like blowing snow. So, I made the rest of the candle holder look the same. After making pale white streaks all the way around, I dabbed on the white paint and glitter using the same technique as in the "winter wonderland" items. It came out quite pretty. Here are a couple pictures with different lighting.
Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read the post. Let me know if you tried it and how your items turned out. Hope you have fun!