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Painted Glassware Hydrangea Trio

Painting on glassware using FolkArt Enamels paint is fun and easy! And when the paints are baked-to-cure, glassware can be washed and reused over and over! This grouping includes a large handled glass jug with big hydrangea blooms, a small cylinder glass vase designed with a color band featuring hydrangea blossoms and a third glass piece in this home décor trio is a wine bottle featuring an overall design of small petaled flowers!

At a Glance:

Project #16079 Skill Level: Intermediate

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supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 4001

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - True Blue, 2 oz. - 2841

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Aqua, 2 oz. - 4140

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F/A ENAMEL - CALYPSO SKY 2 OZ. (DISC)

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Evergreen, 2 oz. - 4036

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Violet Pansy, 2 oz. - 4029

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FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Burnt Umber, 2 oz. - 4012

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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Glass and Fabric Set, 10 pc. - 50558

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Other Supplies

  • Assorted Glass Vessels
  • Waxed paper palette
  • Paper towels
  • Brush Basin
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Painter’s tape
  • High dense foam sponge
     

instructions

Preparation:

  1.  All glassware should be cleaned well in warm, soapy water.  Rinse well and allow to dry.  Next, moisten a paper towel or cloth with rubbing alcohol and wipe the surface to ensure it is thoroughly cleaned.
 
Painting Instructions:
Bands, Borders and Color Blocked Areas
  1.  Use painter’s tape to mask any desired shapes such as horizontal or vertical bands, squares, or triangles.  Be sure to press tape edges securely to the glass surface.
  2. Tap dense foam sponge into desired color of paint and then lightly dab the paint within the taped areas.  Allow to dry and if desired, reapply for an opaque coverage.  Carefully remove tape.  (TIP:  if paint has dried to both the tape and the glassware, carefully score the tape line using a craft knife before pulling the tape away.)
Hydrangeas and Flowers
  1. Paint the hydrangea shapes with an irregular shaped circle using Violet Pansy to the bottom of the circle, Aqua to the top of the circle and the middle is filled in with True Blue.
  2. White the paints are still wet, stroke a small flat brush loaded with Wicker White over the wet paint.  The petal strokes are painted in the shape of a plus sign.  Reload the brush with Wicker White often as the wet paint is picked up.  Add a few petal strokes outside the irregular shaped circle to create a loose painterly style rather than a tight circle shape.
  3. Dot the centers with Yellow Light.
Leaves
  1. Paint the leaf shapes with Evergreen and allow to dry.
  2. Shade the base of each leaf with Evergreen plus Burnt Umber.  Paint Burnt Umber as a center vein.
  3. Highlight each leaf with Evergreen plus Wicker White. 
  4. Accent each leaf with touches of Aqua.
 
Bake-to-Cure Instructions:
  1. Allow the painted designs to dry for 24 hours.  Once dry, the paint should be baked-to-cure onto the glassware.
  2. Place painted glassware in a cool oven.  NOTE:  Do NOT preheat the oven.  Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees and set a timer to 30 minutes.
  3. Once baked for 30 minutes, turn the oven off, however, DO NOT open the oven door.  Allow the baked glassware to sit in the oven until both the oven and glassware are completely cool.  NOTE:  The painted glassware should both heat up and cool down with the oven itself.
  4. Once properly heat set and cooled completely, remove the painted glassware and allow to rest 72 hours prior to washing.  If baked-to-cure properly, painted glassware is top shelf dishwasher safe.  However, a good rule of thumb to live by is …. If hand made … hand wash!

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Reverse painting refers to the technique where painting is done on the back of clear glass (such as a plate) but is seen through the glass from the front. Therefore, the design is painted in reverse, with details first and basecoat last. When you have painted a clear glass plate with this technique, food can be placed onto front of plate.
Yes, you can wash your painted pieces with FolkArt Enamels in the dishwasher without chipping, cracking, or fading after first curing it in the oven by following the directions below:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
In addition, using the Clear Medium over your design will help ensure the longevity of your painting. Learn more on curing painted glass projects.
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