Sunday, May 18, 2014

Painting on Glass and 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 was interesting.
I am sure it held whiskey at one time!!!

After the 24 hour cure time, they are ready to paint.
Several coats work best.

Next, I added a graphic to the bottles using Mod Podge after a coat of sealer varnish.
Graphic courtesy of The Graphic's Fairy
Love the vintage perfume labels.

Painting on metal trays or this wall and door pocket also work well with 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 on these 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.
Just remember to wait 24 hours after applying the medium before painting and finish with a coat or two of satin or gloss water based varnish.

Have Fun,
Celestina Marie


Stef@ said...

Lovely!! Thank for the ideas! I haven't never known the usefull of medium!
Have a nice day!

Denise said...

You are so very crafty, love these.

Sola Scriptura said...

I think I could very easily become addicted to this craft! Those bottle transformations look so fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning. Such beautiful treasures you have created. Thank you for sharing with us.
We close on the house this a.m. and moving day is Wed. I look forward to returning to the blog world.
God bless your week.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They turned out so pretty, Celeste! I love finding pretty and unusual shaped bottles. You have embellished these beautifully!

Jan Hermann said...

Very creative! I love the Crown Bottle!!

chateau chic said...

Your creations are gorgeous, Celestina Marie!! I don't think I could pick my favorite...they are all works of art!
Mary Alice

Julie Marie said...

Those are all so beautiful Celeste!... I love them all, but I think my favorite is the old whiskey bottle with the pretty lady on it and your signature roses on the back... wishing you a beautiful new week ahead, xoxo Julie Marie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those turned out beautiful!

Unknown said...

They look great! Even before they were painted, I like the frosted look the Plaid medium gives to them. I'll have to try this for myself here pretty soon. My mother is thinking about doing a booth at a local antiques store and has invited me to share her space with her.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful alterations agin, my big fave is the crown bottle, but they are all gorgeous. I have noted the Plaid medium on my wish list! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Donna said...

That sounds like a great product, Celestina, thank you for the tips! Your creations are just gorgeous, as always! I love how you did a reverse on the crown bottle, your painted roses are so pretty. And what a fun tray, too. You know what a big fan I am of your work!

Stephanie said...

I am always in awe of your talents and creations, sweet Celeste. I have never painted on glass, but you have certainly inspired me to do so :)

As always, everything is beautiful and made with love. Happy Monday to you! Hugs

Anonymous said...

Great tips, Celeste. I learned the hard way when I painted my tin buckets recently. ;) Love how you added that Graphics Fairy label to the bottle. Seems SO MUCH easier this way vs the peel off method I tried not too long ago. Never again. teehee
Always so much inspiration visiting w/you, friend.
Have a beautiful week.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These are beautiful! And they look like so much fun to make. Thanks for the input on my roses. We are really enjoying them. Makes me want to get a whole bunch more!

1CardCreator said...

These all look so elegant, Celeste! You have such an eye for what is enough and what is too much, a valuable asset indeed. ~Diane

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

They are beautiful! I love the crown bottle. That held Crown Royal Whiskey and came with a lovely blue felt bag.
It sounds like such a fun project to work on as there are always so many wonderful bottles at garage sales.
Yours are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Have a great week.

Mari said...

My friend I love the way your bottles turned out just gorgeous and how yummy is that wall pocket, I'm loving it one talented lady.....


Createology said...

Your painting is always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your technique. I see a peek of how many colors of paint you have...WOW! Lovely finished pieces dear...

cynthia lee designs said...

Great product....I use it sometimes, but haven't done a lot of painting recently. Doing more embroidery.

Dorthe said...

So lovely altered pieces!! The bottle you painted with roses and the girl on the other side is so beautiful, and the other projects are all wonderful, too, dear Celestina Marie.
I don`t think I can get the same medium here, but thank you sweet lady for your shared knowlage.

Anonymous said...

they are amazing, beautiful!!!! Endless possibilities!

Anonymous said...

Celestina, these are stunning! What a fabulous idea to re-purpose plain bottle! You turned each one into a treasure! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! Also, thank you for stooping by my blog today. I'm so frustrated with Blogger because I am not getting all notifications of comments. I didn't have a way to write you back. I'm also not getting my Feedburner feeds I subscribe to. Many thanks for your thoughtfulness in stopping by!

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina my sweet friend,

You constantly amaze me with your talent. I just love how you transformed each item. Especially the white bottle. The typography adds such a nice touch. I love it. I really need to try that on my plant vases. They need a new look. Thanks for the idea. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Thanks for sharing. It was so much fun visiting you.
Enjoy the week!
Janet's Creative Cottage

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG I missed this post! I love bottles and your signature roses on some make them perfect and the bucket...OOOHHH love it!


farmhouse-story said...

oh, i love the bucket esp., celeste! thanks for sharing the medium tip:) such cute projects you've created!

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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..