Sunday, May 06, 2007

Painting Glass - a new hobby


After completing the yellow table for the office, I wanted to put something on it that was useful, so I painted up matching salt and pepper shakers for the table. This is them. Very cute. Easy to do too. I use Liquitex Glossies, a high gloss acrylic enamel paint that is great for glass. After painting, just let it set for 24 hours, then heat set it for 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Let it cool down for several hours in the oven and wallah! After washing the items again, they are ready to perk up your kitchen (or office) and use on a daily basis.

I had a butter dish in my closet that was so boring, I never used it. For years I just put the butter on the plastic holder that came with the refrigerator and that was that. NO MORE! Now I have a fantatic piece of art that sits in its' hallowed shelf in the refrigerator door and is a joy to take out and use.
My eyes really like color.

4 comments:

rebecca said...

Hi Adrian! Thanks for speaking up and getting us the help we needed to get our rings working! Love your stuff, the waiting rooms are awesome!

Arty Lady's blog said...

I may not make comments but yes I do check out your blog and like your work! Keep it up.

Gypsy said...

I have to tell you A GREAT job on the office fix! It is SO cheerful now! Makes every happy I am sure!

I think I have to do some painting on my furniture! Evil grin

Adrian said...

Thanks everybody, I'm glad our Embellishment ring is alive and kicking. Seeing the beautiful creations of fellow artists always feels good.
Adrian