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« on: August 15, 2008 05:56:25 PM »

Okay, so I have to create this trophy type thing for an event at my husband's job.  I found come kind of ceramic glazed trophy-looking pot at Michael's, and I bought some acrylic paint to paint on it, thinking I could sand it beforehand to make the paint stick, and then ModPodge over it.  However, as I discovered, glaze doesn't seem to sand very well.  I sanded like crazy, and it doesn't look like I even touched it.  If I just paint over the glaze with the acrylic paint and seal it with the mod podge, will the paint stick?  It's a trophy, so it's not like it will have daily use, but it will be handled occasionally, especially after this event.  Oh yeah, did I mention that the event is TOMORROW?

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008 09:44:50 AM »

Hm... I've never had to sand glaze before... I'm not too terribly surprised. Do you have any sort of power tools? Isn't there like a sander thing that might work?

You could try to paint a test patch, but I suspect that it will come off if you rub it. Modge Podge won't work on top of the paint on top of the glass, imo, because I think the glue will water-down the color of the paint.

-This has no scientific merit, I'm just guessing based off my experience with glaze-

OH! Okay, dunno if this would work, but I'd check out the spray-paint section, and see if you can find spray paint in your color. Something that is supposed to adhere to plastic might work, and I think you'd have better results with just spraying the thing than trying normal paint.
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008 04:46:07 PM »

Acrylic paint will eventually come off.  I would recommend using a glass paint pen.  The also come in a jar.  Peobo is a common brand you can find at Michaels or Joann's.   Once you have it painted you cook it in your regular oven for about 30 minutes.  You can do this right on top of the glazed piece.   I think that is your best option.   

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