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Adventures In Glass Painting Continued

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

My first attempt at glass bottle painting left me with a lot of room for improvement. In a second attempt to try and improve upon my original idea, I decided to accentuate the wordage that I had stenciled on with an overlaying glitter paint on the outside of the bottle.

The first go around I had painted the back side of the glass. Between the brush strokes and un-even application of the paint, it seemed more practical to go with something that was a little more forgiving when it came to applying it. I decided to overlay all of my text with Mod Podge Extreme Glitter.

Mod Podge Extreme Glitter

Using the exact same bottle and scoring and separating it in the exact same spot, I was going to re-create the same word lay-out that I had put together on the original.

Flower Vase Decals

Taking it a step further, I also went and painted the words with the exact same paint. Once all of the stencil painting was complete I allowed a full day for it to dry. The last thing that I wanted to do was start smearing all of the words together with my top layer of Mod Podge.

Glass Bottle Paint Project

The new final result – Not too bad. It still isn’t exactly what I was hoping for but this is a huge improvement from the last bottle that I had painted. What’s frustrating is that it’s still hard to read all the words that I put on the bottle. Curing the paint helped finalize the drying and eliminated the milky white coloring that the Mod Podge had left behind. FYI – I put the curing instructions in the original post.

Glass Bottle Stencil Painting

In the picture (above), you can easily see the word ‘Love‘ but sitting right next to it is the word ‘Relax‘. The two colors are too close to being the same so I’ll have to switch to something else if I want to get this to work. On the other side is the word ‘Home‘ which is the same font size as the word ‘Love‘, but it was painted in green and is hard to see as well.

This ones a keeper. I’m not sure what it will be kept for but I’m in no hurry to throw it out. If Silke wants to use it for flowers or a kitchen utensil holder then that’s fine with me. With that said I’m ready to head off in a new direction with the glass painting. I have more stencils to play around with and maybe I’ll try something that isn’t going to go onto clear glass. I’ll have to find some colored glass bottles for my next attempt.

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