- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009
For my bridal shower, my SIL painted a set of gorgeous glass plates for me. I absolutely love them and decided to try my hand at them this weekend for a cousin’s bridal shower.
I started with a package of 8 plain glass plates (They were $10 at Bed Bath & Beyond), some stencils, and a couple of tubes of Folk Art Enamels Acrylic Paint for Glass & Ceramics.
I also had stencils and paint brushes. It will be 10 times easier if you get tiny stencils. The first set I picked up were too big to work around the curves of the plate nicely. The second set was JUST enough smaller that they were passable. I plan on picking up some smaller ones to use again in the future.I painted following the stencils, and let the plates air dry for about 20 minutes. (I painted on the bottom of the plates, but my SIL painted on top. My stencils worked better from the bottom.)
Then I popped them into a cold oven, heated it up to 350 degrees, and let the plates bake for 30 minutes. Then let them cool completely in the oven, which cures the paint.
Here’s the finished product!