Friday, April 13, 2012

Painting on Glass or Metal

One of my favorite mediums is to paint on glass, tile or metal. And, for this process I use a Glass and Tile Medium from Plaid to prime the surface. It works so well, I also use it on wood that has a varnished or slick surface.

Starting with a clean dry surface on glass or metal, paint an even coat of the medium and let dry 24 hours. This is important because if you paint over the medium too soon it will lift off.
After one coat on glass it will look like this. I found these bottles at a flea market and thought the crown bottle interesting.


After the 24 hour cure time, they are ready to paint. The paint will stick well after several coats.


Next I added a graphic to the bottles using mod podge after a coat of sealer varnish.


Painting on metal trays or this wall or door pocket also works best with the glass medium. And I want to add, painting of glass or tile does not require oven curing using this medium.


Here are the finished projects. The crown bottle is reversible with a vintage lady graphic on one side and hand painted roses on the other. I used vintage trims, wire, jewelry, buttons, old lace, keys, beads and silk flowers to complete my new designs.






I hope you will give Glass and Tile Medium a try if you want to paint on glass, tile, ceramic or even metal or wood. This primer is fabulous and works so well. Just remember to wait 24 hours after applying before painting and finish with a coat or two of satin or gloss water based varnish.
Have Fun and Happy Creating.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

French Graphics, courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

18 comments:

EllenaElizabeth said...

I love every single item you have created. I love your work. Thankyou so much for sharing it with us. PS I also LOVE your title graphic!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, I love love these bottles. I have some plastic lotion bottles that I was thinking of doing something like this on. Will this medium work on plastic?
Thanks for all your lovely ideas.
Have a great weekend.

Sandi said...

Oh you are so clever! I love everything Celeste especially the crown glass and the Paris sign. What's more you make it all look so easy to do, but I know it takes real talent to put things together so beautifully.
Hugs,
XXX

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Celestina the bottles look fabulous and yes I will have to dig my medium out and find something to paint! I have the bad habit of purchasing art supplies and then putting them up and forgetting I have them and I do believe I have a bottle of that special medium. You have inspired me to give it a try!
Have a great weekend...
Tina xo

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Good morning, Celeste! Thank you for sharing your latest creative project! Love the painted bottle! Hope all is well with you! Cindy

Denise said...

Very good info.,I enjoyed learning and just watching.Lovely outcome My Dear.Denise

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have some glass and tile medium, I have never used it though, thank you I will certainly use this on glass or, metal is great!! did you paint those roses!...Gorgeous!

Carol

Ginny said...

do you varnish the object before the mod podge? And do you mod podge the graphic on the back and the front? I would love to try this myself.

1CardCreator said...

These all look amazing! You have a real talent for choosing what to put where! I also noticed your cute little paint "house" in the background, equally charming.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... those bottles are sooo beautiful!... the top one is my very favorite!... I wish I had your talent, but instead I will just drool over yours... hope you are having a wonderful weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

These look great. I really like what you have done to the bottles.
TFS. Ana

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste...thanks for sharing your process and mediums. Great to see what others are doing and what they use etc.

I hope you have a creative and lovely week.

Ruth

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Can I have some of your creative talent? Very cute.

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

OH Celestina Marie!!! How pretty everything! I love the bottles and the wallhangings especially the Paris one, so gorgeous! Thanks so much for the little tutorial and talk about the medium. The knowledge about materials is something I often miss in creating like what kind of glue will hold on this material etc etc. I will look out for the medium and maybe try some glass decorating myself once! Thanks again so much and have a great day!!
hugs
xox
Ingeborg

Jillayne said...

Such a beautiful bottle you have made Celestina! The roses are the perfect finishing touch and look so beautiful "framed" that way.
I have never painted on glass before but ow I'm intrigued - you make it look so easy, but then I think you've done it a time or two!
Wishing you a wonderful Spring,

jillayne

Kat said...

Hi Celeste I love your creations. I especially love the Paris plaque. It's been awhile since I have been by. Hope you're doing well! big hugs

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That looks lovely after all the treatments. Just have to catch up on blogging as I missed four days, without a working modem. Today I got the new one.
Love to you,

Mariette

Kerri said...

I am heading over to Michaels in about an hour to find this stuff (they didnt have it last time) I hope they have it tonite so I can be happily creating tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing all your tips with us along the way. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
Kerri