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Saturday, October 22, 2011
Hi there! I’m so excited to show you this Fall paint project today. Now, at first glance you might think that there’s no way you’d want to paint wine goblets. A few hours ago, I felt exactly the same way, believe me.
You see, I have a little history with painting wine glasses. As in, a few years ago I painted over 100 of them for a fundraiser. Let’s just say I never wanted to paint another wine goblet again, for any reason.
But when I got Martha Stewart’s new decorative paint that works on multi surfaces, including glass, I thought I’d give painting wine goblets one more try.
And I’m so glad I did.
I started with a basic sketch of a pumpkin and some wheat, mainly because those are the colors I had in Martha’s line.
You can use regular acrylic craft paint on glass, but you’ll need to use a glass medium to prevent it from peeling off. And there are paints specially manufactured for glass too, but I was really happy with Martha’s paints.
After washing the goblets – which I scored for 50 cents each at the thrift store – I wiped them down with rubbing alcohol and let them dry thoroughly.
You can slip the printable inside the goblet and it’ll give you a nice pattern to follow. You might want to secure it with painter’s tape too.
I started with the tips of the wheat. I’ll share a wheat tutorial with you in a couple of days, ok?
For the pumpkin, I started with one semi circle.
Then another one on the opposite side.
And just keep going until you reach the center.
Now, you can fix little boo boos while the paint is still wet and just wipe them away. But I gotta tell you, I didn’t even see that little ‘tail’ until I saw this picture blown up.
Guess it’s time for some stronger glasses. Eye glasses, that is.
Then I continued the wheat stalks underneath the pumpkins.
One of the things that always bugged me about painting glass was how it looked on the inside of the glass. I usually had blotches because the paint wouldn’t cover fully in one coat.
Not too bad! I did use 2 coats of paint, following the same pattern as the first layer.
I’d like to think that maybe I had just gotten better at painting on glass but since I haven’t painted any since 2009, it’s gotta be Martha’s paint.
I couldn’t leave the bases plain, so they got a few stalks of wheat too.
I knew I wanted to add some little swirls to the pumpkin and the wheat on the base. I thought maybe I’d do the swirls in metallic gold.
So I figured, if the swirls get a little bling, why not the pumpkin too?
A little pearl paint did the trick! Of course, I’m such a lame photographer that I couldn’t get a good shot, but trust me, next time you’re picking up some paint, grab some pearl paint by Martha.
Expect to see a lot of it in my Christmas tutorials. I’m just sayin’ . . .
If you’ve read my pumpkin tutorial, you’ll notice I didn’t do any shading or highlighting here. I didn’t think it needed it because the brushstrokes on glass become the detail.
So, yeah, I’m pretty happy. One Christmas present in the bag!
Or I could always open a shop on Etsy. Hmm . . . .