We love to create unique, colorful tablescapes at parties, brunches, gatherings, showers, and special occasion dinners. I like a balance of not too stuffy and formal but not too whimsical – just a nice blend of eclectic and classic with some artistic elements thrown in to keep things interesting. Some attention to details with personalization with color, monogramming and patterns can make your guest feel special and really make a party unique. So I was happy to find this Magicdo Glass Painting set for glassware, it is a way to customize glassware such as wine and champagne glasses for an occasion to give a pulled together look to an event, adding color or personalization to plain glass stemware or mirror surface objects.
WAYS TO USE THE MAGICDO GLASS PAINT SET
Personalized glassware is useful for a party, putting names or initials on guests glasses prevents the accidentally use someone else’s glass. And a custom glass can stand in as a table setting place card for a seated dinner or brunch. It also makes an easy, custom party favor if desired.
COORDINATE TO PARTY THEME: Glass Paint can add color or design to plain glassware to color-coordinate or theme coordinate to other pieces, tying in eclectic or mix and match tableware. Instead of keeping glassware for numerous types of parties or entertaining, one set of plain glassware can be customized for each event. With a little practice, it would be easy to hand paint custom champagne glasses for a bridal couple or special anniversary event to make for a handmade, custom gift.
PAINT PARTY: A fun activity for kids and adults alike, painting on glassware is an enjoyable and easy activity.
VERSATILE ONE TIME USE OR PERMANENT PAINT DESIGNS
Handwash the glasses carefully if you wish to retain the design for more than one use. If you wish to paint the glasses with a different design, the paints wash off in the dishwasher.
TIP: If you intend on keeping the painted result on the glassware for more than one-time use, I would recommend allowing a few days for the paint to fully set before use. While it is dries quickly, it remains tacky for a few days, especially in warm weather.
HOW TO USE THESE PAINTS
These paints are applied on the outside of the glass, so generic glassware can be turned into customized special occasion glassware, adding theme elements, color-coordinated patterns, monograms or names. You can use your existing glassware, or purchase low-cost, plain glasses for the occasion. This particular glass that is used in these photos and video is a simple basic glass that could be purchased at any Bed, Bath, and Beyond or IKEA type store.
For patterns, there are endless stencils for free on sites such as Pinterest, some are available on Etsy, and it is easy to create your own pattern as well. To create a name stencil, I selected a script font in Microsoft Word and printed it out and taped it to the inside of the glass and then just traced over the script with the paint.
This kit consists of twelve non-toxic rich pigment color paints. It is suitable for use for kids 3 and older, teens and adults.
The kit comes with a plastic palette with several wells to hold paint and mix colors, and a large well for water to clean the brushes.
The kit does not come with brushes, but any simple craft store Glass Brush Set, Nylon bristle brush or even some Q-tips can be used to get started.
The paint: The paints are high pigment yet very sheer; it takes multiple layers to build color or a thick dab for opaque pigment. They are high- pigment tints, which make them highly suitable for “glass coloring,” or the filling in an existing or pre-applied outline on the glass. The pigment of the paint seems so intense and opaque; I was surprised to see how sheer it applied. I came to like this, as the very sheer nature of the paint makes it very usable for the less artistically inclined, because no one paint stroke can make or break your design. I like the ability to blend and create a pretty unstructured freehand tinted or stainless glass look.
I liked the two shades of green for creating realistic depth to leaves. I lightly mixed but did not thoroughly blend the shades to have some variegation to the leaves.
HOW TO PAINT:
These paints blended nicely and had a very creamy texture that is easy to use. The layers of paint are very sheer. To create more opaque color, dab it on the glass and allow it to dry for about ten seconds, then feather it out. Paint can also be dabbed on with a sponge or cotton swab for more intensive color. For multiple layers of sheer color, apply it in thin coats, similar to how you would apply nail polish. Since the paint does not absorb into the glass, the first coat is more of a sheer tint and takes multiple layers to create an opaque look.
If you make a mistake, just wipe off the paint with a Q-tip and start again. I got some of the paint on my hands and nails; it washed off quickly with basic soap and water.
CONCLUSION: A fun, relaxing, easy way to create custom glassware to match a theme or color palette for an event, these paints are non-toxic, making them suitable for use by children and adults. As a non-artist with artistic yearnings, I found the sheerness to be very useful to slowly build and blend color into freehand abstract patterns that are manageable to create my own simple artistic creations. Blendable and creamy, it is easy to quickly paint custom glassware that gives a look of expensive artisan glass for entertaining and use as gifts.
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