As many of you know I’ve been painting on glass for years. I am not a fan of the very transparent glass paint, although I’ve seen some beautiful glassware painted in this manner. I like the idea of fine art painting using glass as the canvas. In the past I was using an acrylic glass medium with acrylic paint. Last year I had a hard time finding the medium and it forced me to relook at what glass paint was out there. I found that glass paints have evolved and there are paints that are much more opaque and compatible with what I want to do with glass. It took a bit of getting used to the stickiness of the glass paints. I experimented on several old drinking glasses to get the hang of it. After a few comedic flying paintbrushes from too much pressure trying to move the paint around, I got the hang of it.
Heat setting really is the way to finish the glass, and I have to admit how scary it is to put a glass that I put a lot of time into, into the oven and turn on the heat. I always have visions of shattering glass exploding everywhere…. so far that is nothing but my imagination. : – )
So I’ve painted a popular set of seashell wineglasses and posted them up on Etsy. I am currently working on poinsettias on wineglasses for the holiday season and will be posting them in a few days as well.
Take care and enjoy your day!