Painted Glass!

August 26, 2015

As far back as I can remember, I have always altered or recycled old clothing, furniture and other castoffs turning them into one of a kind keepsakes.  When I was in high school, I would often remove buttons, lace, denim pockets or bits of fabric from worn out or outgrown clothes to add to my new wardrobe creating something more my style. 

My love of recycling only increased as I left home and married,  it was not uncommon for me to drive around the neighborhood during trash day picking up castoffs to refurbish for my home.   That love of recycling and refurbishing continues to this day with frequent visits to my local thrift shop.   

This beautiful bowl is an example of a recent find at my local goodwill.  I feel in love with the deep glass cuts but it was a bit plain for my taste.  I  bought the bowl and decided to experiment with my new paints to see how easily they would apply to glass!  I was not disappointed after several coats of Shimmering Matte Acrylics, the bowl transformed into a beautiful shimmery, vibrant center piece for my Summertime fruit!  

 

 

Adding the paint was quick and easy!   I started by adding a coat of Perfect Gloss Medium & Varnish.  Once dry, i mixed a together Perfect Glaze Medium into each Shimmering Matte Acrylic paints {Peacock & Spring Green}.

 

 

Mixing the Perfect Glaze with the Shimmering Matte Acrylics added transparency to the paints allowing them to reflect the light!   After several thin coats of the Shimmering Matte Acrylic paints I added a final coat of Perfect Gloss Medium and Varnish to seal the bowl so i can handwash between uses! 

Shimmering Matte Acrylics are durable enough to use outside or on fabric!  

 

Product used:
 

Peacock and Spring Green

 

 

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