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« on: February 25, 2008 02:43:05 PM »

I want to put a design on a mug and a glass,but I'm too broke to go buy etching cream or glass paint. I do have acrylic paint-will that work?  Can I heat set it by baking it in the oven? I know you can heat set acrylic on fabric. Should I just seal it with something? I know whatever I do it'll have to be carefully hand washed.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008 06:33:19 AM »

Your acrylic paint will work but it will be for display purposes only.  Heat setting it does not make it any more permanent.  Your items will not be able to be used or washed because the acrylic paint will eventually peel off.
I would suggest buying a sample pack of acrylic enamels at the craft store. FolkArt sells small sets of their different paints in little paint pots. The enamels can be baked on or air dried and once cured they will be permanent and your items will be able to be used and washed regularly.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008 08:42:55 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008 03:40:39 PM »

Hey, i don't know how well it works, but You can buy "Glass and Tile Medium" to mix with your acrylic paints.  I know Wal-Mart sells the "Folk Art" brand.  I don't know about this stuff, But I've had success with mixing acrylics with their textile medium...
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 03:53:11 PM »

Thanks-I hadn't heard of glass & tile medium before.I did break down and buy some glass paint.The art store had small bottles for 1.49,so I bought blue,yellow and red(so I could mix my own green & purple) and white(So I could do pink,lavendar,pastels).Now I just need to try it out.I'll definetly check out the product you mentioned,though.
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