Monday, September 19, 2011

Wine Glass Painting

Hidey-ho neighbors! [Did anyone else watch Home Improvement?! We were obsessed in my family.]

I have been busy at my little apartment, staying up all night [literally, I went to bed after 6 this morning.] playing my video game [beaten!] and doing crafty things. I actually have a couple of craft projects to blog about, but since they are a surprise for Shane when he gets home, they will have to wait until next week. <3

But this is one I really had so much fun doing! I got the idea from [what else] Pinterest, and I was like…. maybe I can do that?

Painting wine glasses!

Wine6

So I ran out and bought supplies, really only needed the glasses though, since I have so much acrylic paint lying around.

Wine

Here are the items I used:

+Sharpie oil based paint pens
+ Painters tape
+Paintbrushes (any to be used with acrylic paint should be fine)
+Acrylic craft paint (regular kind, except for the Martha Stewart chalkboard type on one project)
+Gloss Glaze
+Plain, washed wine glasses

Instructions are pretty simple, also.

+Wash and dry wine glass.

+Paint wine glass as desired. It will take a few coats of acrylic paint to stop looking streaky/see through. I started by painting the bottom of the glass, then painting the top portion last. Allow to completely dry.

+Paint a gloss glaze.

+Put on a tinfoil covered cookie sheet and place in a cool oven. *DO NOT PREHEAT BEFORE PUTTING GLASS IN* Set oven temp to 350* F and set timer for 20 minutes. (This includes time for the oven to preheat.)

+Turn the oven off and do not remove glass for another 10 minutes.

+Remove from oven and allow to fully cool before use.

Pretty simple, huh?

Here are the designs I came up with! [Or ‘borrowed’ from online shopping.]

Tree Branch

Wine2

This is by far my favorite. It’s really difficult to get a good photograph angle, but it’s so pretty. It also took the most time/work! I painted the bottom like stated above [under the glass] then used the black Sharpie paint pen to make the branches. This one I did NOT use a gloss glaze on.

 

Gators

Wine3

You knew this was coming, huh? Haha. This one was pretty straightforward. Paint, gloss, done.

 

Halloween

Wine4

My spiderwebs again! I sure do love to draw these. Definitely the easiest one to make.

 

Chalkboard Name

Wine5

This one I found online and made a replica of [since I’d rather make it myself than buy it], and I used painter’s tape to portion off about 1/3 of the stem, and painted chalkboard paint on the TOP of the stem and bottom of the glass. Then used a white Sharpie oil based pen to write my name. No gloss glaze.

I think I might make more of these since they are so pretty and classy and simple. I have an idea to make one for the name of every guest that visits us, so we can end up with a nice little collection, and a cute way to hold on to memories. <3

Hope you like them! I;’m making more, but these are just the ones I’ve finished so far. I’ll probably post more as I do them.

Well I’m off! Have a great day everyone!

61 comments:

  1. if you used a sharpie on the chalkboard one you can't take it off can you? are there chalk pens?

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  2. No, I didn't want to be able to take it off. I don't know if there are chalk pens, but that would be neat. I know Starbucks has little coffee mugs with chalk, so I'm sure you could find some.

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  4. Very nice! I would have been disappointed if there was no gators glass.

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  5. How cool! I love that you did this! The tree branch one looks really amazing!

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  7. Wow these are excellent! Can you drink out of these now or are they for visual purposes only?

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  8. thanks for having this blog... my martini glass looks perfect! Have a great day.

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  9. I made some and the paint is starting to scratch off, where did you find the glass sealer!!?

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  10. Ok so I am having a lot of issues with this! I was told to use Enamil acrylic paints. I have washed them 3 times, rubbed with alcohol...let them dry for 3 hours...when I paint over the first coat the paint starts peeling off the glass. What am I doing wrong?

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