Glitter Glasses…Phase #1

So as I said the other day I was bound and determined to glitter glasses. The tutorial that I found was pictures – no words; but it did reference a specific kind of paint: Martha Stewart Craft Paints in Glitter. So off to the store I went. I was able to pick up a set of four wine glasses from Wal Mart for $5.00 and the Martha Stewart Glitter paint I got at my craft store for $2.99 a bottle. I got three colors because, why not?

I started by hand washing and drying the glass. I then set out my materials: sponge, paint and glass. I turned the glass upside down because I wanted to get the base of the glass and thought it would be easier that way. I then started to dab the paint onto the glass. Be careful because the paint will bubble. This is ok because the bubbles disappear after the paint dries. you can actually see the paint bubbling in the picture. Forgive my non-painted nails. I need a mani-pedi badly but don’t have time. When you’re dabbing the paint on it’s going to look thick – it won’t be. When it dries it is going to look more like this:as you can see, it needs more glitter! So, I let it dry overnight and came back to layer on more in the morning:So much more glitter! So, that was this morning and I’m letting it dry today. Then, I’ll use my pretty little MS stencils to stencil on initials to each glass [pictures to come!]. Then I’ll spray a lacquer on each glass to set the glitter. That will make it so the glasses are [HAND!] washable, which will be awesome.

I probably don’t need to wait a whole day between paint layers but with my work schedule and other responsibilities it seems the best choice.

There is a detailed version of this type of tutorial using modge podge glue and loose glitter that you can find here. I will for sure post finished pics when I’m done. But I wanted to let you know I was doing more than simply sewing Maxi Dresses 😉