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Cherries for Everyone Glassware

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Let’s face it, cherries are cheery! And who would not enjoy sitting down to a table set with hand painted cherry glassware? These projects are so easy to paint using daubers, a flat brush, and a liner brush. And once cured, FolkArt Enamels are permanent and can be top shelf dishwasher cleaned!
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Supplies

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape
Item #34002
Holds stencil securely in place; will not damage background paint or stencil's delicate features.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #4001
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Pure Orange, 2 oz.
Item #4008
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #4032
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
Item #4133
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Lime Green, 2 oz.
Item #4138
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.

$2.59

Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters
Item #4156
Small format tools makes painting small stencil details easy and provide even and smooth coverage. Painters are perfect for use with adhesive stencils, minimizing paint bleeding under stencils. Set includes two 5/8" and three 1/4".

$4.89

Other Supplies
Assorted shapes and sizes of glassware
(I used a dinner sized plate
a bowl
a wine stem
and a vase)
No. 1 liner brush
No. 10 Flat brush
Paper towels
Foam plate
Brush basin or container for water
Craft knife
Rubbing alcohol
Tracing paper and pencil (optional)

Instructions

Surface Preparation:

1.         Begin by removing price stickers and thoroughly cleaning each piece of glassware in warm soapy water.  Rinse in clean water and allow to dry.

2.         When dry, wipe surface with cloth or paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol to remove remaining grease or soap film.  Thoroughly dry.

 

Painting Instructions:

Stripes and Solid Areas

  1. To create a little background interest, you may choose to paint a stripe. Simply measure and place stencil tape on surface where stripe is desired. 
  2. Load 5/8” detail painter with Licorice and dab stripe area until desired opaqueness is achieved.  Remove stencil tape while paint is still wet.  If needed, when stripe is dry, clean fuzzy edges with a craft knife.  Detail painter may also be used to paint any other solid areas such as stems or bottoms.

 

Cherries

  1. If desired, cherries can be painted free hand or with the guidance of a pattern.  When using a traced pattern, tape to the backside of the glass with stencil tape.
  2. Load the 5/8” detail painter with Lipstick Red; paint groupings of two red circles as the base of the cherry.  Simply touch the surface, twist the detail painter and then lift straight up.  If needed, apply a second dab to create an opaque Lipstick Red circle.
  3. Highlight the top of each cherry.  Add a touch of Pure Orange to your detail painter and again dab the cherry keeping the Pure Orange to the top.
  4. Using a liner brush loaded with Licorice, paint the cherry stems slightly curved.  When dry, highlight stems with Wicker White.
  5. Highlight each cherry with a tiny Wicker White dot and stroke.
  6. Load No. 10 flat brush with Lime Green and paint one leaf at the top of the cherry stem. (Depending upon the curve of the cherry stems – some leaves are painted to the right and some to the left.
  7. Highlight leaves with School Bus Yellow.

 

Finishing Details

  1. Using your imagination, finish your glassware with Wicker White dots.  I painted my dots using the ¼” detail painter, the handle end of my paintbrush and a stylus for tiny dots.  When painting polka dots, use a fresh puddle of paint and to create same sized dots reload your tool with paint for every dot painted.  To create descending sized dots, load once and continue dotting until no paint remains on tool.  Allow to thoroughly dry, at least 24 hours before handling.

 

Curing Instructions:

FolkArt Enamels should be cured prior to using; there are two recommended methods:

Air Dry Method:  Air dry the project for 21 days before using.

 

Bake Method:  Place your painted glassware in a cool oven.  Set the oven temperature to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes.  Note:  Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage.  After 30 minutes, turn the oven off; let the glass cool completely in the oven.  Painted glass should heat up and cool down in the oven.  Set aside for 72 hours.

 

Care Instructions:

Once painted stemware has been cured, it can be hand washed in mild soap and water or dishwasher cleaned on top shelf.

 

FolkArt Enamels Paint Important Facts:

  1. Food and beverages should not come in contact with FolkArt Enamels.  When painting glasses, it is best to leave ¾” top around the rim free of paint.  When painting plates, only paint the rim leaving the center free of paint or reverse glass paint if artwork is desired in the center of the plate.
  2. Painted items are not microwaveable

Do not soak painted items.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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