This week we have two staple glass painting projects for you. One is a light catcher and the other is a wine glass. These have to be two of the most popular glass painting projects we have ever done. Many people start glass painting by making light catchers as they are flat and a good item for beginners.
Wine glass on the other hand are something many people like to make as presents or for special occasions such as birthdays or wedding. In addition to painting you can also “write” on the using the outliner. This way you can add dates, names or a short message. Obviously it doesn’t have to wine glass you decorate. I’m sure some people would be happier with something like a beer glass. Come to think of it that would give you much more room for a design!
Glass Painting a Wine Glass.
So our first project is decorating a wine glass. This seems like a popular item to decorate with people making then for the bride and groom at a wedding, someone who is retiring or another special occasion. There are actually a few different ways to do it so we will be doing several projects decorating different types of glasses. Having said that we believe this first method is one of the simplest.
For that reason the decoration needs to be fairly simple. In the video we show you how to decorate a glass with hearts and writing. In the image on the right you can see another glass we decorated using the same method, this time with a Lancashire Rose on it.
Please note the paint and outliner we have use in this project. It’s Pebeo Vitrea 160 which is a dishwasher proof, oven bake paint. This obviously makes it suitable for using on glasses which will be more than decorative items.
Adhesive Lead Light-catcher.
Personally I really enjoy this style of glass painting. It’s nice to use the adhesive lead for a change, rather than the normal outliner. Whist the design needs to be kept fairly simple the adhesive lead does give it a really professional finish.
If you are careful with the colours then your finished item will really look like stained glass. In fact I always say this is the closest you can get to stained glass without actually doing stained glass!
Again, in addition to the sample we made in the video here on the left you will see an example I made many years ago. The technique is exactly the same but in this case I used a flowing waterbased glass paint rather than a solvent one.
Summery. Staple Glass Painting Projects.
We will be covering more staple glass painting projects in future months, icluding at least two more on painting glasses. In addition to this we have more of the glass painting lessons to come plus more free designs.