Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Glassware Decore!

I have a great blog - and painting idea to share with you! Below is a little taste of the painting idea from Kari and Kijsa. Click on the picture to head right over there!

(photo copyright "Ask Kari and Kijsa")

Please read the following from Decoart (the manufacturer of the paints used in the above idea) - it is very, very important to use a piece of paper towel underneath dry foods (like cookies) or to use a clear glass plate ontop of your decoratively painted one to place your food upon. I prefer the clear glass plate, so I can show off my pretties!!

FAQs for Ultra Gloss Acrylic Enamels

1. I would like to paint some drinking glasses and a pitcher as a gift. What kind of paint do you recommend? If I paint these items, will they be safe to drink out of?
Ultra Gloss would be the best paint to use on your glassware. It is specifically designed to adhere to hard, slick surfaces like glass, china, ceramics, and hard plastics. Clean your glassware well and rinse with vinegar; be careful not to put your hands on the area that you will be painting, if you do you may redeposit oils on to the glass. Paint your design, but remember to keep the pattern out of areas that will be in direct contact with food or utensils (though Ultra Gloss is non-toxic, it is not recommended for use where food or utensils will be in direct contact with painted areas). Allow your finished piece to dry at least 7 days to ensure that the paint has cured. To add extra strength and durability to oven safe items, you may bake them after 24 hours. (Baked pieces are dishwasher safe.) When baking, do not preheat oven. Place the piece in a cool oven and then heat to 325. After 30 minutes, turn off oven and allow oven to cool before removing your piece. Finished pieces can be used for dining but should be treated like fine china or crystal. Remember, these are not fired pieces.

2. I would like to get a frosted look on some glassware. Do you have a paint I can use for this?
Ultra Gloss is available in 6 lovely pearl shades. These colors will give the effect of a frosted look when sponged very lightly on glassware. You might also try our Easy Cling stencils. These stencils are made of a pliable material, which will temporarily adhere or "cling" to glass or ceramics. They will easily curve around glasses, cups, pitchers or hard-to-fit areas. You can then sponge on Ultra Gloss Pearl
paints and have a frosted look in many different designs.

3. Is Ultra Gloss suitable for use on casseroles and other oven ware? Are they microwave safe?
We do not recommend using Ultra Gloss on casseroles or baking dishes that will be heated in either the microwave or conventional oven. Ultra Gloss is best for decorative items.
(above information from Decoart website)

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Until Next time,

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