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!

Published by Manny & Barbara Dean Aliaga

Manny and I create custom art. We utilize several outlets for distribution.

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