Tuesday Tutorial: Painted Glass

You will need:
A glass bottle, vial, or vase (cleaned with soap & water and dried)
PermEnamel steps 1, 2 & 3 (pictured below)
A paintbrush or sponge (depending on your project)
A cork (I found this helpful while painting the wine bottle)

1. Clean the glass you will paint with soap and water. If there is a label on the front that you don't want, take this off. I found the best way to get a label off (such as on a wine bottle) is to wet with water & scrub with soap while the water is running. To get the rest of the adhesive off, simply use a cottonball with some rubbing alcohol.

2. Apply step 1 of PermEnamel. I poured some directly into the wine bottle I was painting, swirled it around to make sure all areas were covered and poured the excess back into the step 1 container. The surface conditioner prepares the glass for the paint & also helps dry the glass completely. Wait 30 minutes for step 1 to dry before applying paint.

3. Apply step 2 (the paint) to the glass. If you're painting a vase or an open glass bowl/container, use a paintbrush.

For a wine bottle, I squeezed the paint directly into the top of the bottle. I then slowly swirled/rolled it around until the entire inside surface was covered.
4. Pour excess paint back into the paint container. I corked the bottle, turned it upside down & then poured it back into the paint container.

5. Let the bottle dry for 2 days to make sure it is completely dry.

6. Apply the Satin Glaze (step 3). The satin glaze essentially cures the paint so that it remains permanent.

7. Allow the Satin Glaze to cure entirely (10 days) before using your glass as a vase.

That's it! You're done. What a pristine look!
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Celebrating tonight at my favorite restaurant: Osteria Marco. Have a great day!


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  1. Very nice! I've never thought about painting glass like that, but it definitely jazzes up plain glass vases. I may have to give it a try soon!

  2. I LOVE the bright colors. I did something similar here http://www.rolleduppretty.com/2011/07/milk-glass-wannabes-baby.html, and loved how they turned out. Funny how you can turn something that wasn't too cute to begin with, into something you love... Glad I didn't throw all my old vases away! Ha ha, I found ya from Vintage Wanna Bee today! Hope to hear from ya sometime :) Have a great day!

  3. Very neat! I'd love for you to link up a my Tuesday tutorials link party!


  4. These came out so cute! Love them!

  5. Great tutorial! Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  6. That is a nice style of painting bottles :)

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.


  7. I totally wanna try this! Thanks for your nice comment earlier today, cute blog ya got here!!


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