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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 04 10:47 am    Post subject: 3 glass painting projects, basic instructions Reply with quote
    

Glass Painting

Christmas Cards

You will need:
Paint brush – keep it thin, cut some of the bristles out if necessary.
Relief outliner
Glass paints, oil based preferably.
Pencil, paper
Piece of A4 card (white)
Piece of acetate, (A4 does three cards)
Ruler
Scissors/craft knife
White spirit
Cotton buds (optional)
Glitter (optional)
Loo roll/tissues/ex-pillow case to wipe the brush on
PVA glue

1. Fold your A4 piece of card into three, using the ruler and scissors to score if it is thick, bending both sides over the centre panel. In the centre panel draw a box 6cm x 15 cm and cut out the box, being careful not to damage the rest of the card.

2. Inside the box, draw or trace out your design. Make it really simple for the first one, the simpler it is the more effective it will look, e.g. a sprig of holly, a Christmas pud, a star, etc…

3. Place the acetate over the box, allowing 1.5cm of extra acetate around each edge. This is to stick it to the card. SLOWLY, squeezing the tube of outliner, trace your design onto the acetate, in the outliner.

TIP: BE SURE TO CLOSE EVERY BIT WHERE ONE LINE MEETS ANOTHER, so the paint can’t flow into another colour, this is where most beginners stumble. Use cotton buds/tissue to clean up any mistakes.

Allow to dry, a couple of hours if it’s thin outliner marks, and over night if the lines are quite thick.

4. Paint, cleaning the brush with white spirit in between each colour and wiping it. Don’t be too heavy handed with the paint, but make sure you paint into all the corners. Add a sprinkle of glitter if you feel like it. Allow to dry for 3 days. Honestly – even if it looks dry!

5. Cut the acetate to size, remembering to leave the 1.5 cam margin around the size of the box. Fix to the inside of the middle panel with pva glue, and then stick the left panel over it, concealing the glue-ings and making it into a card. Glue around the edge4s of the left panel, not in the middle or it will show under the paint. Fold the piece of paper around the card to protect it and place inside or under a heavy book for 1/2 hour – the meat book is perfect!! At this point, if you hadn’t left it 3 days to dry it would stick.

6. Send card to loved one.

WINE GLASS

You will need
Glass
Relief outliner
Glass paints
White spirit to clean the brush
Cotton buds or tightly rolled bits of tissue
Loo roll/cloth for cleaning the brush
Thin brush

1. Clean and dry glass. Look at the glass for at least 30 seconds before doing anything, thinking of your design.

2 SLOWLY, using the relief outliner, squeeze on your design. Simplicity is the secret of success in the beginning, (your second glass can be highly ornate.)
Suggestions: vine like leaves and stems, curling around the glass
: hearts/stars/flowers/moons/etc for girlie girls
: fish, keep them simple and paint different colours, this is very effective
: circles, all over, not too big, different sizes.

TIP: If you want a horizontal line, pour some water into the glass. For a stripe add little more water for your second line.

You might find it easier to do one side, allow it time to dry and then the other. Don’t forget the base of the glass, it’s really nice painted, particularly when the glass sits on a white tablecloth.
Allow to dry over night. Really!

3. Paint. Take this slowly and clean and wipe the brush between each colour. If it’s too thick then the paint will run, to thin and it will become streaky. It’s really trial and error, but it might help to lie the glass down on a clean t-towel, paint one side, wait three days and then paint the other. This is how I do my glasses, to ensure smooth paint surface.

4. Allow to dry 3 days. Seriously. I know the temptation is to prod it, and try it, but it is more likely to come off in washing up if you don’t wait.

5. Use, or give as gift, or if you hate it soak it in hot soapy water over night and scrub in the morning, most of the design should come off.

CARE, when washing up, no soaking, no scrubbing and no dishwashers. Make sure to tell anyone you give the glass to as well. I just wash mine quickly and rinse them out, allowing them to stand to dry and not using a t-towel.


PICTURE FRAME

You will need:
Clip frame
Relief outliner
Glass paints
White spirit, to clean the brush
Brush, quite thin
Loo roll/cloth to wipe the brush
Pencil, paper


1. Take the clip frame apart. Draw around the glass onto the paper and mark out your border design, Be imaginative, but not too small and fiddly, and bear in mind the clips have to go on and off, so leave gaps around them.

2. Re-assemble clip frame with design trapped inside, and make sure the glass is clean. Trace through with the outliner, making sure that all the lines that are meant to meet another actually do. Allow to dry overnight.

3. Paint, slowly. Allow to dry at least 2 days, more if necessary.

4. Remove the piece of paper on which you drew your design, insert photo…

Lindsay



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 04 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Here are all the photos that go with M's instructions:






sean
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 04 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Ta

Lindsay



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 04 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

And here is what M does herself:





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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 04 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Your "You will need" bit is missing something

jema

Lindsay



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 04 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

What is it missing?

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 04 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Artistic talent?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 04 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sean wrote:
Artistic talent?


got it in one


jema

Lindsay



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 04 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Even if you don't think you've got any of your own, it's not difficult to find a simple design and trace it onto greaseproof paper then transfer it.

Lack of talent is no excuse for not having a go!

m



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 04 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

anyone wanting designs, pm me and I'll send you some.

(jema, if you can make this website i would be fairly certain you could trace a holly leaf! )

m

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 04 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Been to the craft shop today and taken out a second mortgage!!

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