This tutorial will give you several tips on how to paint on glass. This can be used for many diy projects, and nearly every holiday.
How to Paint on Glass
Supplies to Paint on Glass
For this project you will need:
- DecoArt (Americana) Gloss Enamel
- Some type of glass ( I used a clear plate and a white plate)
- Alcohol (to clean glass as recommended by DecoArt)
- Stencils (I used a doily heart and a home made heart)
- Spray adhesive (not necessary, but it helps to hold your stencil in place)
- Paint brushes (I used a stencil brush and a makeup sponge) Stamps or any other items you have around
I had a clear glass plate from a thrift store that I thought would be perfect for this project.
Clean your glass with alcohol
DecoArt recommends cleaning your glass with alcohol.
Use spray adhesive for a temporary hold
I sprayed my doily with a spray adhesive to adhere it to the plate. To get a temporary bond, spray and wait a few minutes before applying your doily to your glass.
I used American Gloss Enamels in Razzle Berry. DecoArt has so many fun colors!
Use craft paint and a paper doily
First, I used a stencil brush to dab the paint over the holes in the doily.
Then, I carefully removed the doily before the paint dried. Look how dainty it looks!
I added a few other Valentine items to add some more red. The items are staged on my DIY corner cabinet.
It was so much fun I decided to try another!
Simple heart stencil
Whenever I need a quick home-made stencil I use full sheet label stickers. (peel and stick) I traced a heart and cut out the center.
Then, I rummaged around my teacher stuff. I found this cute little heart stamp.
Dip paint brush tip in paint
After peeling the large heart "sticker" pattern, I inked the stamp with the DecoArt Gloss Enamel Razzle Berry Paint and started stamping hearts in a random pattern.
Well, I thought it needed something to fill in the blank spots so I used the end of a paint brush dipped in paint to add some dots around the edge to give "structure" to the heart and more dots wherever I felt I needed some more color.
Did you know I have a lot of little plastic trays leftover from my teaching gig? Yep, I was a pre-k teacher for nineteen years! They come in handy for these craft projects.
So simple, even the kids can do it!
Voila! Cute pink heart on a white plate! Again, added some red Valentine items.
Easy Paint On Glass Project
This is really easy. If it’s too late for you to do this for Valentine’s day,this could work for many other holidays-Easter is right around the corner! Wouldn’t colorful Easter eggs look great on a plate like this?!
From the DecoArt site:
I let these air cure for 21 days. I'm not sure the clear plate could be placed in the oven.
Bonus!! The clear plate can be used for food (because the paint is on the underneath side.)
What are you working on for Valentine’s Day?
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