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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Painted Glassware Gifts

 I decided for Christmas that I was going to go back to creating handmade gifts.  I used to paint glassware almost every single day, but really haven't done that for a few years.  Once my bridal hangers took off, I pretty much put that aside.

 I did some experimenting with some different sparkle paint, one being Folk Art Enamels, and the other being from the Martha Stewart line.  The champagne flutes were painted with the Folk Art Enamels.  The wine glasses were painted with Martha Stewart sparkle paint.
 The Folk Art Enamel brand only comes in gold and silver.  The Martha Stewart brand has several shades to choose from.  I just happened to have a light pink, silver, gold, and rusty orange.
 I found that I actually prefer the Folk Art Enamels brand.  It offers better coverage.  I found the Martha Stewart brand to be more difficult to paint with. 
 I ended up painting four wine glasses and two champagne flutes for my guests on Christmas Eve.  They all seemed to love them.  I think they turned out pretty cute.
 As I mentioned before, I gifted my guests these little beauties.  I figured if they were all painted differently, that would enable guests to know which glass was theirs. 
 Even though it doesn't mention that you should bake these glasses after painting, I chose to do so.  I allowed them to dry for an hour before placing them in to the cold oven.
 They turned out nicely after being baked.  I also coated each one with the Mod Podge that is for glass.  It is not required, but is an extra protection.
 I would love to know what you think about my crazy creations. Once I got past the sparkle paint application, I really enjoyed painting on the designs.
I also gave each family a custom wine barrel inspired wood tray to display the glasses on.  More to come about my newest item in my shop.

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear what you think about my gifts!

Thanks..Amy

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