“Glass Painting” the Crafty Way!
For 6 months now I have had a rubbermaid tub full of empty glass vases left over from my wedding center pieces and had absolutely no use for them. So I found a few ideas on pinterest for decorating them and brought them with me when I went home for a few days after christmas.
The first thing I tried was painting one with craft stained glass paint that I got at hobby lobby. I used masking tape to make some artistically random lines and angles, drew around the tape with the fake wrought iron puffy paint, then after that dried I filled in the triangles and rectangles with what ever color struck my fancy. Bia and Pedro both tried the paints out too, free hand painting and tracing:
Next we went to the hardware store and bought some spray paint! Two of the ones we got are actually meant for glass, I wanted to also get a glass mirror finish spray paint, but we didn’t see any so we just got regular metallic silver (I think it worked fine). Then we just kindof went at it spraying the vases (links are to pinterest inspiration): all one color, faded from clear to color, over top of rubber bands (to give a striped effect), two colors at the same time, and finally on top of a half and half mix of water and vinegar to give it a drippy or spotted look (supposed to look like old mercury glass, but we didn’t even start out with the right kind of mirror paint, it still looked cool though).
It was a lot of fun and I got rid of all but two of my vases! I would suggest, if others attempt this, to wear a mask or something because we were blowing blue boogers for the rest of the day… Oh well, live and learn
and get cancer from toxic fumes.