So I ordered some glass paint from eBay, bought some champagne glasses from Tesco and away I went!
I've used Marabu Relief Paste for Glass and Porcelain in "silver glitter" because although it's good for fine lines and outlining, it also says that you can sponge it on which is the effect I wanted. I had a spare glass so trialled a few ideas...
|Sponged over a taped off square with the intention of writing a date in the middle|
|Sponged over sticker dots for a "fizzy" look|
Alas, the bubble idea failed miserably when the stickers stuck to the glass...
The taped off square was ok except for a couple of messy bits (it was only a practice though!) but I was still to decide on what I wanted to do...
I also spent a day thinking about what I wanted to do because the possibilities were endless! In the end I opted for a wedge of glass to be painted and the base painted to match and then wrote my mum's birthday on the stem.
I've just used regular masking tape which seems to have worked well and doesn't leave any sticky marks on the glass.
I cut up a washing up sponge to sponge the paint on as all of the craft sponges I saw today were expensive for what they were plus I had a pack of sponges in the cupboard which cost less than £1 - bargain!
After sponging on the first coat, I left the paint to dry for half an hour as directed on the tube. It's not the kind of paint that needs to be oven cured and it says that it's fine to wash by hand.
Above is after the first coat. I wanted it to be a bit heavier so added a second coat.
|Hard to see but the date of my mum's birthday is on the stem|