Sunday, 9 November 2008

The Basics of Glass Painting

I am not good with brushes and paints, but I just love painted glass decorations. Here are the basics of glass painting.
  1. Always remember to clean the glass. Wash the glass in warm, soapy water and rinse well. Allow the glass to dry thoroughly.

  2. Next, it’s best to condition the glass before painting. Dip a cotton ball in alcohol and wipe the glass. Again, allow the glass to dry thoroughly.

  3. The third step is the best part; painting the glass. There are two types of paints to choose from, air-dry paints for decorative pieces and thermo-hardening paints for plates and glasses that are going to be used daily. Other than using brush, use sponge, stencils or masking tapes to achieve the desired design.

  4. Finally, don’t forget to seal the paint onto the glass. This step depends on the type of glass paints used. Air dry paints can be left to dry in the open while thermo-hardening paints need to be baked to seal the design onto the glass.
While we're on the subject of glass painting, don't you just adore colourful lamps like the Sunflower Tiffany Hanging Lamp in the picture? I don't know about you but sunflowers has this positive, cheery effect on me. Sunflowers are large and they can grow taller than humans! Love them!

Hanging lamps, also known as pendant lamps, can be great decoration pieces. There are thousands of designs to choose from, such as vintage designs, modern and simple, and cute pieces for the children's room! Just pick something that matches your desired theme, it's that simple! :)

Have fun shopping for lamps! :)

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