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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fish And Fungus On a Jar?

Hello PEEPS! Today for my monthly Design Team post for Altered Eclectics I am excited to share some more of my exploration into the uses of PEBEO Glass Paint, and today I am actually painting on glass.  I took an empty plain jar with an attractive metal lid and did this to it.
It is a bit impossible to show the entire jar in one photo so here are several more photos showing different sides and one of the lid top...

Now creating this fun container was surprisingly easy, although time-consuming as I could only work on the jar one third at a time to allow drying time in between applications of product.  First I stamped my images right onto the outside of the jar using Stazon Ink which is made for stamping onto slick surfaces, like glass. I was able to stamp all around my jar in one go and the ink dried fairly quickly.
Then I applied the clear epoxy in a tube that creates the wee "pools" that will be filled with the glass paint.  This did dry in the 10 minutes as promised in the directions, and again I could do the entire circumference of the container fairly quickly.
Finally I filled the pools created by the epoxy with color.  I started first with a paint brush (not recommended), then with some Q-tips (also not recommended) and ended up using the pipettes that PEBEO recommends using. And which worked beautifully!
I needed to allow each side to dry until tacky, before turning the jar to next bit, so the paint did not run.  As I am NOT the patient type, you will notice one or two places where the color has run or pooled, but hey, isn't that part of the charm? Smile.  It took approximately 30-45 minutes for the paint to dry to tacky, but it took a full 24 hours before the paint was fully dry and smooth to the touch.
Now some of you may find this stamping, outlining, painting a bit at a time TEDIOUS... but I found it very therapeutic and I LOVE the effect... Next on to some custom wine glasses... What do you think?

OH Yeah, and I created this project for the May Altered Eclectics Challenge where Anything Goes All the Time as long as it is not a card or an ATC or a Scrapbook page!  So why not pop on over to see what everyone else created this month and we would LOVE to see one of your creations, you have until May 31st to link up.
PS:  Ooops, forgot to mention that these images are all from my Dyan Reaveley Dylusions collection! Grin
Cheers!
Lynne Mizera

7 comments:

  1. Fabulous ideas - you've inspired me to find my paints!!

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  2. Awesomeness as always Lynne!! Love it and the colors.. too cute!!!

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  3. I love that you have turned an ordinary jar into a masterpiece. I have just started buying glass paints and not all that confident on using them. You are now spurring me on to just bite the bullet and get on with it. Love your creativity hun xx

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  4. LOVE Pebeo paints but have not tried the glass ones! Your fish totally make me smile - they are adorable. Great project. Such fun colors. j.

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  5. This is fab, and I LOVE how you listed what DIDN'T work too! :D Thank you for a wonderful post. xxSAMxx

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  6. What a fun idea. I would love to take a chance. I often use cocktail sticks (that's maybe what you call toothpicks?) to paint with. It allows you to add a drop of paint to a small area and also spread it around. I always cut the tip off. It helps the drops form and you have more control. It works great with glass paints. Hugz

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  7. Hi, just thought I'd say hello and how you doing? Hope things are going great. Wishing you a day of sunshine. Hugz

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