Monday, April 21, 2008

Handpainted Glass Ware

When I started attending One Stroke painting classes I discovered that hand painted gifts were cherished and made wonderful keepsakes. As, I have experienced before, artwork after a while saturates the walls. You then go to ACE0's and print of original note cards.

But then came a new direction, the art of painting glass. The usual method of painting is layers of paint, by adding highlights and shadows to give it dimension. One Stroke is loading your brush with medium, highlight and shadows and make one stroke at a time to accomplish the whole petal of a flower,etc. And, by using glass enamel paint the item can be baked in the oven to set the paint or it can set for 21 days to cure.I like to bake it.

Through the one stroke classes I have painted on bud vases, glasses, wood, bookmarks, soaps,picture frames and many more items. It can also be used on fabric. Each type of product you are painting on takes a different medium and paint. For example: fabric takes fabric paint; candles
takes a candle medium and then acrylic paint; flower pots either takes patio paint or a sealer to seal the porous clay, and then acrylic paint and a sealer to seal the paint.

Ah, but for weddings, what a range of items that can be hand painted. One of my favorites are wine glasses with beautiful hand painted white trimmed in gold roses. Candlesticks, bud vases, and hand painted glass bowls to hold flowers are some of my other favorites. All this done in one stroke makes it beautiful and timely for gifts.


At April 27, 2008 at 12:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At July 19, 2008 at 6:27 PM , Blogger said...

The handpainted glasses are so beautiful!



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