Monday, August 1, 2016

Glass and Metal Painting Tutorial

Happy August!!
Can you believe how fast this summer is flying by?
I know it's still hot for most of the country
I hate to say, I may be ready for fall soon!!

With the hot summer days, when I'm not in the pool
I am in the studio designing goodies for my shop.

I know many of you are crafting on these "stay inside" days too.

Today I want to share a tutorial featured in the past for
painting and crafting on glass and metal
using products that help the process.

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.

Yes you can also use chalk paint over glass and over surfaces but
it can be expensive for just a few small items.
Inexpensive acrylics paints work well for this
 and most of us have a few bottles in our stash.

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!!!

Here is a bottle that held salad dressing.
Washed thoroughly cleaned and dried, it becomes the best surface for a new life.

After the 24 hour cure time, they are ready to paint.
Several light 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 works well with this medium.

Looking for trays and don't want to paint on a vintage treasure, visit
The Dollar Tree for all types of these metal catering trays in assorted shapes priced at one dollar.
They work great with this process and easy to drill through for hanging wire, ribbon etc.

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.

The sky is the limit to how you design on these primed surfaces.
From a child's to grandchild's name or a welcome sign for your door,
seasonal ideas to gifts, this is a fun project.

There are many new glass paints available now in many colors,
but if you don't use them often it can be a big expense.
Using this primer turns anything in your crafting stash into an adhesive surface
using what you already have on hand in your paints.

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 then finish with a coat or two of satin or gloss water based varnish.

Have fun and see you next week!


Anonymous said...

Bellissimi Celestina!! You make it look so easy. I would love to give it a try on the limoncello bottles that I give as gifts for the holidays. It's really hot here as well! I too can't wait for fall :-) have a great day dear friend

TexWisGirl said...

given new life and beauty!

Anonymous said...

Morning Dear Celeste! You are so kind to tell us how to do this except I'm afraid nothing I would try would come close to looking as beautiful as yours! I like the transfers you've used but my favorite is your pretty paintings on the glass. Those pink roses are just gorgeous! It's amazing how you take a common item and just make them so beautiful! Hope you're off to have a great week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

quakerhillfarm said...

Oh how beautiful! You have great talent! Have a beautiful week my friend.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thank you for your great tutorial on using the glass and tile primer, Celeste. Your bottles and tray look beautifully transformed under your magical hands. What a nice way to keep cool, by creating lovely things in your studio. Love and hugs are sent to you.

Sue Kosec said...

How FUN ... amazing how a throwaway can be turned into something beautiful. You know your way around a paintbrush and some paints, that's for sure.

And love the roses, of course.


Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hey Celestina! I hope you're having a good summer. I agree, I'm getting a little excited about fall around the corner. Thank you so much for sharing this idea again! Just recently I was wondering how to get paint to stick to glass. This looks easy, except the waiting for it to cure part.. I'm so impatient. Your projects are beautiful and I'm very inspired! Happy August sweet lady!

craftyles said...

That is a beautiful transformation of those bottles. I especially love the crown bottles. I didn't know how to prepare glass for painting. Thank you so much for the excellent tutorial. Stay cool this week, friend!

Kim said...

This is a great trick! I never knew about this medium. I am trying it for sure. I love the way ordinary salad dressing bottles are transformed and the dollar platters? Genius idea!! Off to pin...and dream! Stay cool.

Anna said...

Perfect !!!!!!
Have a lovely week !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU blow my mind. I tell ya, I thought I was crafty, but NOT! Lovely application. You are a pro, Celeste!

cloches and lavender said...

I am so excited Celeste. I didn't know that medium would work for transfers, HOMERUN!


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You are so talented! It is good to have something nice to work on inside when it is too hot and miserable outside.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

You are so talented! Love your ideas and how they come out.

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my so talented friend! Your Glas-Paintings are georgous!
Wishing you a Happy August!
sending much Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

Lisa said...

I've not used the medium before. That is so good to know! Especially with the transfers. Thanks for the how-to!

Debbie Harris said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me, Celestina.
you have created some beautiful bottles with gorgeous images.
Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.

Enjoy your day~~

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste I agree it's been a long hot summer, but atlas August just like July will fly by and then the words "where did the summer go" will be said. Thank you for sharing this tutorial told through easy to follow instructions and beautiful photography. You rock! I am going to paint bottles for Halloween and follow your guide.

Cynthia said...

I will try this! Recently, I've been using old bottles as a medium for artwork, and I did not know that there was a product like this out there. From a tutorial I found online, something else was recommended to use for priming the glass before painting, but I think I'd feel more comfortable using this, as it is made for that purpose. Thank you for reviewing this; I'll probably be picking some up today.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic tutorial, thanks for sharing your lovely creations. Hugs, Valerie

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your bottles are so pretty! Love the crown topped one the best, since I collect crown items. I did not know about this medium and it opens wide so many more crafting opportunities!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You always make such beautiful items. Thanks so much for the DIY. I will give it a try.

You are so talented and make so many beautiful items.

Yes, I am with you, really TIRED of this HOT weather. I will be so happy when it cools down.

Have a great week.....

Hugs dear friend


Eilis said...

Your bottles are all beautiful. I will be on the look out for some interesting ones to try this with! Thank you for the tutorial.

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina Marie, I learned a lot form your tutorial. You are so talented! I could never accomplish as much as you do! Thanks for sharing your talent. God Bless!

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful Celeste. I always love your handpainted Roses. Thanks for sharing how to make these beautiful bottles. Have a great week.

Betty said...

You have taken some plain things and made them into beautiful art. I have been thinking of fall too. August around here is the time for kids to return to school and a long list of upcoming fall events.

Stephanie said...

You are so sweet to give us tips on paiting, dear Celeste. I would love to try this since the last time I painted glass it looked "streaky" and I suppose it's because I didn't prime it. I am definitely not a painter, but I do enjoy painting things every once in a while {{smiles}}

You are such a sweetie and I greatly appreciate you. Love and hugs!

Summer said...

How sweet! You make it look so easy ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the images put onto the glass. I've saved interesting bottles, I might have to give it a try. I can't believe I'm saying that! I've never attempted anything like this before. But we are inside during this hot weather too! Hugs!

Creations By Cindy said...

WOW! How beautiful are these bottles!!! I love them. I am with Sheila...mine would NO HOW SHAPE OR FORM turn out like yours! So sweet of you to share this tutorial. I love pretty bottles too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debby Ray said...

These are absolutely stunning, Celeste! What you do with your paint brushes just amazes me! Thank you for the great tips! Hugs :)

Unknown said...

So pretty!! I did some of these a few years ago. I think they are packed away in the basement. They are lots of fun!!

Sandi Magle said...

There are so many products on the market that the novice must literally go bonkers trying to buy them. Then there are some products that have been around for awhile and are multi-use. Thanks for the tutorial---and simple directions for this very good product another great product by PLAID. Same with Modge-Podge which should be in every crafters cupboard. Thanks, Sandi

Linda M. said...

Celeste, Thanks for the tip and your tutorial. You do make it look so easy. Very pretty recycling and up-cycling. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

You are so creative and love all the pretty bottles you created. Very beautiful and thanks for sharing the tutorial.
I too can't believe we are into August.
Happy week

Donna said...

What a great tutorial, Celestina! Thanks for sharing your tips, I'll be sure to pick up some of that FA medium. I just love your creations, the bottle with the sweet girl image and your beautiful hand painted roses is just so pretty! Well, they ALL are pretty, but that is my favorite:)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Hello dear and talented friend!
I love your projects and I am so excited that you shared your tips too!
I have gone on a bit of a pinning frenzy too:)
Happy August, let's bring Fall on it!

Jill said...

What a great tutorials and the possibilities of creativity are endless! Thanks so much for sharing this idea. Your art is beautiful as always.


Tete said...

Thank you for this post! I will look for this the next time I am shopping! I love those trays from the Dollar Tree and wanted something fun to do with them! They would look great in a kitchen or dining room. I could make canisters out of the bigger jars we have been throwing away.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, your bottles are beautiful. So decorative and would enhance any setting. Thanks for your kind words to me. Yes, if you pound some nails into the ground around the hydrangeas they should be blue. Mine has a metal stake that was left there for another flower a long time ago and guess the plant is still reacting to it..Have a wonderful week..Judy

decorayadora said...

HidearCelesrina ,, que. Lindo cambio de su blog , me encanta ,, y que belleza de trabajo , yo todavía no uso pintura en vidrios , gracias por compartir ese tutoríal

Anonymous said...

HI Celeste! I'm back and wanted to thank you for popping in to see me and commenting about Instagram. I probably don't need to do another thing, either! Can't help myself. Hope it's a bit cooler your way.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

This is not a medium I've tried before but maybe I should. The bottles are so pretty. Your tutorial is very good and maybe, just maybe, I might give it a try...

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Celesteina, I think you are just fabulous. I once ordered a plate glass for an old glass louvered door. sketched out 32 calla lilys
on paper placed the glass on top and traced it with some black stuff to look like lead. Painted it and everyone thought it was stained glass. Now this was in 1985. I was broke and found a way. yvonne

Linda Walker said...

Thank you for the great tips! I painted a bottle without the medium you used, it was OK but yours looks so much better. They turned out beautifully but I adore the first one with the vintage graphic of the lady and flowers!!! So, so pretty! You never cease to amaze me! Have a lovely week my friend!

janice15 said...

O my I love your bottles, soecially that second one so pretty.. I jus pt purchased a small bottly of decopadge... Got try this. Thank you for sharing, with love Janice

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! I'm still enjoying your beautiful creations! Thank yo so much for your visit and your more than kind words! You are truly the bestest! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Conniecrafter said...

I have missed all your postings in my feed, today I saw one and checked and you have been posting for awhile, I need to do some major catching up :) I have some of that I bought years ago when I was painting, I wonder how long it is good for. Your projects are all just Beautiful!! You do such beautiful job of painting your roses and I can't believe how classy you made that salad dressing bottle and that Paris platter is so elegant, great tip for using $ store items to paint :)

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Celestina Marie
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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..