Friday, July 27, 2012

Return Visit to Painting Plastics!!

Greetings Blog Friends,
Recently I had some questions asking about painting on plastic and other surfaces, so I am revisiting a previous post about that type of creating.

I want to add that the Glass and Tile Medium used here from FolkArt/Plaid also works great on glass and metal too and of course on the glass for what it was designed to do. However actually I discovered this for metal when the company discontinued their metal primer. So I tried the G&T on the metal too and it works perfectly to ready your metals for painting, like vintage silverplate trays and other objects. Just remember to let dry completely and best to dry overnight before painting a background or decoration. Have Fun!!

Can it be? Oh yes! Once again Glass and Tile Medium can have you decorating with paint on plastic. See how this plain, but pretty plastic white clock gets transformed into a pretty accessory.
I gave the entire surface a coat of the medium, let dry overnight, then painted the roses and finished with a final coat of satin waterbased varnish to protect the surface from scratches. And, you don't have to paint roses to decorate something like this either. Perhaps fun dots, hearts, linework or dot flowers. Whatever you can design, even stickers over the painted basecoat, then seal with a waterbased varnish to finish. Also, if using stickers, I would varnish first then apply your stickers over the varnished surface.

Notice my swiss dots around the face of the clock? It gives a little lacy style. Again, seal your work with a waterbased varnish in satin finish or gloss to complete. This step, I feel is important for the life of your design surface making it easy to wipe clean and keeps from any scratches.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy a wonderful summer Friday and great weekend.
Happy Creating, Celestina Marie

20 comments:

Marapuama said...

A great metamorphosis :)

Dorthe said...

Dear Celeatina Marie,
thankyou so much for all your wonderful advices. Seing your beautiful renewed clock ,I wish I sometimes took the time to paint more, just to try to accomplish the tecnique a bit better.
The swiss dots are a lovely detail, and I adore your roses.
Thankyou.
Hugs,Dorthe

New End Studio said...

Thank you for sharing this. There have been a few items I wanted to paint, now I just need to get the G&T Medium and I'll be good to go. Your clock turned out beautifully ♥

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh Celestina....the clock is so cute! Thanks so much for visiting my Doublewide blog. I really appreciate it!

Createology said...

Your paintings are pure bliss. This clock is now beautiful. Blessings dear...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I know polka dots would look ok,but cripes I wish I could paint roses...They look fabulous and your little faux lace edge

Carol

ornamentsbypink said...

Now the clock looks better than new! You do beautiful work!
I learned something new today.
Mary

1CardCreator said...

This went from plain to elegant with your creative hands! Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You are a very talented and clever lady. You can pass on great advise to others.
Love to you and enjoy your weekend.
Mariette

Ginny said...

I have to remember the brands of primers and paints you use. I have a great bottle waiting to be dressed up!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, I love your holiday items from the below post...so cute. Also, I remember loving this clock when you showed it originally, so pretty.

ruth

Zuzu said...

I LOVE how you transformed this little clock, Celestina Marie! It's perfect! :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Celeste,
How absolutely beautiful, my friend!!! You are SO talented!!! XO Cindy

Moments of Grace said...

Oh, my sweet friend,
I truly loved this post and your little clock. It is so precious.

I appreciate your tutorial on painting and embellishing. I will be using this information in the near future as I have several pieces that need refinishing.

As always, your blog is a respite for me and an escape to visions of beauty and words of comfort.

Blessings to you today.

In Grace,
Marie

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Celestina Marie,
You have amazing talent! I love your painting! Thanks for sharing your creations!

Lynda said...

Beautiful transformation. Didn't know about this products use on plastic. Have a few items in mind already to try it on. Thanks for the tip.

Sarah Lounsbury said...

Hi there!

It's nice to meet you... I am your newest follower. Great post!

Thanks for sharing

Ciao Bella
Sensible Sarah

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Sweet Friend,
I'm finally getting around to blogging again. Although, I did keep up with you while recovering. Always enjoy my time here. The clock is adorable and it was good to learn something new about the method you used.
Your studio is a dream! What a great place to go work in.
I loved looking at your beautiful yard and pool area.
You have the touch with whatever you set your mind to.
I hope you're enjoying your summer.
Take care!
Hugs!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Celestina,
Your clock is so sweet! I do love your roses and the Swiss dots around the face of the clock really finish it off beautifully.
I was looking at your Christmas in July projects and they are darling; every one of them! Hope you're enjoying your Summer, my friend. Sending you hugs.

Blessings,
Sandi

Michele Sant'Ana said...

Hello Celestine!!!
What a beautiful clock!!!
Your work is really perfect, thanks to share with us.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..