How to Paint GlassAfter you read this blog, to learn more about painting glass, --also view: http://lisakramerartlifestyle.blogspot.com/2012/02/painting-glasses-wine-charms-today-i.html
You will need:
Brushes and/ or a sponge
Etching paint (optional)
Prep the glass surface with a surface conditioner. I used a sponge, but a paint brush is fine. My conditioner came with my paints or you can find it separate at a craft store, next to the glass paints. Let the glasses dry.
I used some glass etching, also called white frost on the inside of the glass in a design. This step is optional. The effects of this application will not show, or be complete for ten days of drying time (which is why I only did the inside of the glass.
Now I am ready to paint. I choose to buy the less expensive kits for my paints because I wanted a variety of colors. Unless you are planning on doing alot of glasses; I'd recommend these kits because a normal tube is alot of paint and it would get expensive.
The two glasses after painting them. One I went with a Sea Life theme because I love anything ocean and the other because I was thinking of a friend who loves Martini's and women, hee...
A close up of the other side of the wine glass with the ocean theme. You can see the etching paint inside of the glass on this one. I wanted it to look like seaweed frosted inside of the glass. A clear look at the finished product on the etching will be visible in ten days.
Now it is time to seal your glasses with a sealant to protect the glasses. Again, mine came with the kits, note the two clear little containers on the left. Otherwise, the sealants are also sold in the craft stores next to all the glass paints.
For a second blog on painting glasswear and wine charms see: http://lisakramerartlifestyle.blogspot.com/2012/02/painting-glasses-wine-charms-today-i.html