DIY Wine Glass Updates - Stenciling on Glass

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

If you're anything like me, you might have a few, or a lot, of stemless wine glasses cluttering up your bar. I've "collected" them over the years whether they were gifts or ones I've purchased. I'm guessing I'm going to have a cocktail party of 40, I jest, but I do have several plain wine glasses so I decided to jazz them up. 

I've been obsessed with pink flamingos for several years now and I still adore them. They are just so cool! And to be 100% honest, I would love to get my hands on a couple of plastic lawn ornaments to adorn my backyard. So when I started thinking about what I wanted to put on my wine glasses, immediately I thought of pink flamingos. When I found this stencil pack, that also included palm trees, it was a no brainer. How cute will these be over the summer when we entertain our friends on the patio! Or during the winter while dreaming of summers spent on the patio. Either way, they are darling!

Here's what you'll need:

A wine glass, acrylic paint for multiple surfaces, your stencil of choice, and a stencil brush.

Place a small amount of paint onto a plate. A little bit goes a long way. As for a plate, I've used paper in the past, but I decided to for a more reusable painters plate this time around. 

Place a small amount on your stencil brush and then dab off some the access.

And because you're painting on glass, the paint can smear. Make sure you dab a little off on a paper towel as well. 

If you've never stenciled before, it's super easy. The technique is different than actually painting though. Instead of spreading the paint, you dab the paint on the surface in small bursts. This will allow the paint to adhere to the surface and not smear. You would apply this same technique on any surface you're working on, not just glass. You can apply a second coat, but only after the first coat has completely dried. If you go over the wet paint, you will actually remove what you've applied. (Side note: it's nearly impossible to take pictures of yourself painting so I'll try to get a small video up soon.)

Now, when it comes to removing the stencil from your project, do so while it's white. If you wait until after the project has dried, the area in which you've stenciled could possibly pull away from the area and you'll need to start over. I know, so many details, but they are all so important.

If you've found that the stencil paint bled, that's okay, you can fix it. Take the sharp part of a toothpick and clean up around the areas that smudged. It's tedious, but so worth it. 

Here's your finished product!

Are these not the chicest wine glasses! I love them! The colors are so bright and happy and they just make me happy. I can't wait to have girlfriends over so we can toast to pretty much anything! Wine might not have tasted so good until after sipping out of these! 

Because you've painted on these glasses, you will need to make sure you cure the paint before washing. Place your glasses on a cookie sheet inside a cold oven and then heat to 350 degrees. After you've reached the desire temp, let them bake for 30 minutes, and then turn off the oven. Let them cool completely inside the oven. You are now good to wash! I'll probably do so by hand to be a little more delicate with them. 

What do you think? Ready to tackle this project? If so, share with use your afters! Can't wait to see what you do.


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