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Glass painting — First Experiment

With a trip to the nearby thrift shop, I have spent some time experimenting with painting on glass. I bought 6 wine glasses for 25 cents each and a plate for 75 cents. I began painting the plate with acrylic and saw that the adhesion was spotty. So, I waited for it to dry and began painting with oil. And, of course, I have waited and waited for this to dry. Today I decided to try painting the pumpkins and tree on top of the somewhat sticky oil and see what happens. It seemed to work pretty well.

I now am in search of some sort of spray to bring the picture to an even shine. Not bad for a first try. I tell you, there’s a lot of fun that went into my 75 cent investment! Can’t beat this!

Today, I bravely took the wine glasses into my hands, one by one, and let my fingers do the walking. Here’s the result:

I plan to let these glasses dry for a couple of days before testing them for wash ability. It is possible I don’t have the correct paint.

At this point I value the experience of painting on glass and exploring my options in design. I will invest in appropriate paints if I find these do not stand up to normal wash and wear. Any input is appreciated in advance.

Personalized glasses and vases would make wonderful gifts.

I encourage you to explore some form of arts. The effort will provide a happier and more satisfied and peaceful you. I hope this little story encourages you to go out an create something!


Manny and I spend our days as close to creative projects as possible. We inflate our views with as much positivity as we dare muster. We come up out of the clouds of adulthood and find joy. Manny is a great cook. He shines at being a brilliant listener, and loves to test, encourage and applaud the perceived success of others. Barbara is joyful creativity. She wakes up with hope and sets about showering her world with buds of ideas and ways of thinking.

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