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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Painting Wine Glasses

Painting wine glasses is really quite simple. It is a project that is possible to complete within a few hours from start to finish. So, if you entertain frequently or you are in need of a quick gift, this is a perfect idea.

Choose whatever type of glass you would like to paint. The wine glass seems to be the most popular, but base it on what type of drinks you and your guest will like to drink. I would recommend finding cheap glassware to start off with. You can progress to the pricier versions when you gain more experience. If you make a mistake, remember it washes off and you may start all over again!

The first thing you need to do is wash your glass and swab it off with rubbing alcohol. Try to avoid touching it at this point, as much as is possible while you are painting it. It is a great idea to have the design in mind prior to starting. If you are not a freehand painter, you may use carbon paper or similar products available at your local craft store, to transfer the design to the glass.

Once you complete the painting of your glass, you should allow the piece to air dry for at least 1 hour prior to baking it. Please refer to the instructions on your paint to confirm the proper timeframe. There are some paints that require 24 hours of drying time prior to baking. It is important to follow these instructions. Bubbling of the paint may take place if baked before

the paint has cured the proper length of time. You do not want your piece to be ruined after you have worked so hard on your project.

Always place your glass pieces in to a cold oven and then begin to preheat it. Once your pieces are finished baking, allow them to cool down completely prior to removing from the oven. These steps are very important to avoid breakage.

Typically, you will either be required to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake the glassware for 1/2 and hour, or 300 degrees and bake it for 35 minutes. Each type of paint varies and it is important to read the instructions prior to baking your pieces.

Once you have completed these steps you may begin to use your glasses. They are dishwasher safe if placed on the top rack of the dishwasher. It is recommended that they be washed by hand to preserve their design. That is up to you!



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