Painting glasses is a way of having fun while adding decorative glasses for that special occasion. Whether it for is a party, a holiday meal, or just decorating for the holidays, painted glasses can add a real splash of color. And, while you are at it, why not paint a few jars as well. This can be a very relaxing activity. Just use safe paint.
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DIY: Hand Painted Wine Glasses - CHRISTMAS EDITION
Be Certain to Use Enamel
One thing you do not want is a water base paint. Even if it is dry, if the glass is filled with a cold liquid it could sweat. Do you really want to chance a guest from painting a hand, or worse, ruining clothing? Never use a water based paint.
And, make certain the enamel is dry. You will be placing a thick amount f paint if you paint over the image several times. One technique is to use an oven. If you do, place on a pan that is covered with aluminum foil just in case one breaks.
Glass painting tutorial with artist Jennifer Claire
Clean the Surface
One of the videos advises that the surface be cleaned with alcohol. The reason is that water will bead up, but alcohol will not. Alcohol does not leave those spots that water will. So, the surface will be cleaner. Painting on a dirty surface is never a good idea, but it is even worse when painting on glass. The spots may be visible through the glass from the other side.
Never Place in a Dishwasher
The image can fade, and even partially wash away, ruining your work. And, if it does, where is the paint going? Is it adhering to other dishes? Even though the paint may not be toxic, and make certain it is not, is it really?
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Never Paint to the Top.
The painted surface should never be high enough that a person could get it inside the mouth. The liquid being consumed could dissolve the paint, and cause it to fade. And, the paint could simple be eroded away by contact with the lips.