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« on: December 30, 2006 03:34:57 AM »



I made these tealight holders as a housewarming gift - the recipient loved them. They make an excellent Christmas present, too.

Larger images can be seen on Flickr http://flickr.com/photos/nushbush/tags/glasspainting/ (just click the pics).

Let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007 07:08:20 AM »

They are cute.

What kind of paint did you use? I'm never quite sure if I should use glass paint or acrylic and a sealant.  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007 10:32:26 AM »

I used a water-based glass paint and 'set' the paint by baking in a domestic oven. I wouldn't reccomend acrylic for the colours won't be as vibrant. Opaque effects can be created with glass paint (usually transparent, or frosted paints can be translucent) when mixed with the colour white, as this contains a different sort of pigment.

There are lots of books on the subject which would explain all this better than I can! One of my favourites is Classic Glass Painting: Inspirations from the Past
by Judy Balchin. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007 10:52:30 AM »

Very cool! Thanks for the tips!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007 11:03:23 AM »

That's okay Smiley It's so much fun to do...Very relaxing, as long as you open enough windows (no sniffing of solvent-based paints) and the items can be easily palmed off as gifts.
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