Starting off the “Jars of Lady B”** project, I went easy and used glass paint on them. As Madge pointed out in the comments, a much more AWESOME medium would have been Liquid Rainbow, but it’s been discontinued. *sniff* So I made do with a glass painting set.
These were done on a very relaxing Saturday on my butt in my living room watching Buffy. (Middle of Season 6, right around the good parts. You know what I’m talking about…)
I used designs from Carlton Hibbert’s pattern site as a template, but that didn’t work out quite as well as I wanted. I had to cut the stencil in sections to get it to stick to the properly, which was fine but a pain. Also? Spilled glass paint on a shirt will not come out. Don’t even try.
I used several different shades of green, trying to look like leaves. They look like fish to me actually…. Also, the blank spot at the top is where the stencil stopped. But I’m going to pretend I meant to do that and call it art.
This was just a mess. (Why I’m surprised, I have no idea.) The squeezy bottle of leading was hard to squeeze and made my thumb go numb. Also, the tip SUCKED. It was really hard to get a nice consistant line, much less a thin one. Then again, I spent ten bucks on this kit at Michael’s AND I used a coupon. I don’t know why I expected more from it…
Also, apparently you can’t just dump the glass paint over the outline and just smear it around. I got a little lazy towards the end, can you tell?
I’ve also realized I have little to NO artistic talent with painting. Which BLOWS because that’s one of the things on my Life List. Gonna have to work on that…take a class maybe. After my knitting classes.
So my first try is less of a success than anticipated. Maybe I should try jello next….
** Lady B is my sister-in-law. Calling them the “glass vases I got from my sister-in-law who got them at Hobby Lobby” didn’t have the panache.