Feeling creative or find a design you want to copy? Try glass painting! If you need ideas, we have an awesome and ever-growing Pinterest board (www.pinterest.com/craftsanddrafts/) for inspiration. You can even wash your glass in the dish-washer after painting it, so long as you follow our easy at-home baking instructions, listed below.
- FolkArt Glass Paints (The paints with the wine glass icon on top, NOT the squeeze bottles. Glass painting uses special paints.)
- Paintbrushes (at craft cart)
- Paint cups for rinsing brushes (at craft cart. Can be filled up at the black art sink between the bathrooms)
- Paint Pallet
- Paint whatever you like! We don’t offer templates on what to paint, so the only limit is your imagination. For inspiration, there are a lot of fun designs you can find on our Pinterest board at Pinterest.com/craftsanddrafts
- When you’re finished with your design, allow it to air dry until it’s able to be picked up and taken home.
- For curing the paint, there are two methods. Both of these must be done at home. ***The Air Dry Method: Allow the painted glass to sit 21 days before washing. If you use the air dry method, you should not wash the glass in the top rack of your dishwasher. Hand wash only. ***The Baking Method (Recommended): Place the painted glass on an oven safe baking sheet or plate and place in a COOL oven. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. The glass MUST heat and cool down with the oven, or else it will break. Once the oven has reached 350 degrees, allow 30 minutes for it to bake. After 30 minutes has passed, turn the oven off and leave the glass inside the oven until it has cooled completely. If you use the baking method, your glass will be safe to wash on the top rack of the dishwasher.