3.28.2013

confetti glassware

Posted by jessica

I'm of the opinion that every day should be celebrated and not just those designated holidays. It's important to try to live every moment of your life to its fullest. A little "confetti" in my life helps to make each day all the more exciting!

This design is fairly easy to create. The confetti pattern consists of four basic shapes: triangles, hexagons, squares (big and small), and long dashes (rectangles).

What you'll need:


a.) ceramic/porcelain objects
b.) black and gold non-toxic paints for glass and ceramics
     (I used "Folk Art" Enamel Acrylic Paint by Plaid)
c.) paintbrush
d.) paint palette
e.) water


Before we begin, make sure that you wash, rinse, and dry your ceramic objects.

1.) Paint the black confetti shapes:

It helps to draw a rough sketch on a piece of paper to help you visualize how you will place the shapes in relation to the other shapes and colour.


Start off by painting on the larger shapes (triangles, hexagons, and squares): scatter them evenly, leaving roughly equal distance between each shape.

Then, draw on the small squares and the long dashes/rectangles to fill in the empty spaces between the bigger shapes, again, leaving equal distance between them.

If you make a mistake, use a little water and rub off the area you wish to erase. Be mindful of spacing and alternating shapes, but, don't think too much about where each shape will go. After all, confetti is a random mix!

TIP: Leave about 3/4 inch of space between your design and the rim of the bowl or mug where your mouth or any food will touch. Although the paint you are using may be non-toxic and dishwasher safe, most paints are not rated as "food-safe" and should not have direct contact with your mouth or the food you are consuming.


2.) Paint the gold confetti shapes:

Once you've painted on the black shapes, leave the paint to dry for a couple of minutes. If you are happy with the minimal look of the black confetti, then skip right on to step 3.

If you would like the jazz up your mug or bowl with gold accents, simply repeat step 1 using gold paint.


3.) Allow the paint to dry:
Before using your newly confetti-ed glassware, allow the paint to fully dry and harden to prevent it from chipping.

In order to allow the paint to cure (set), you will need to do one of two things:
a.) Let the paint air dry for 21 days, or,
b.) Wait 1 hour for paint to dry, then place the glassware in a cool oven and heat to 350ºF (176ºC) for 30 mins. Let it cool in the oven before removing.

Please read the instructions on your paint bottle and follow those directions if they differ from the ones suggested above.


Throw some confetti in the air, you're done!

9 comments:

Beth said...

SO CUTE! Love it!

Fröken Pyssel said...

i love it!!!

Aida said...

Absolutely love the design, thanks for sharing the tutorial!! How did you manage to draw the shapes so neatly?

jessica said...

Hi Aida,

I used a very fine brush, which gave me more control when I painted the shapes. I also cleaned up the lines using the edge of my nails. It can be a tedious process, but lots of fun! :)

Handmade Romance said...

super cute! love the black, gold and white combo and simple shapes for an interesting pattern.

megustaonomegusta.com said...

loved it!
I will try it ♥

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fridaspeach said...

Precious! :)

/Frida

www.fridaspeach.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Didn't really help because I am only eleven I can't manage to do it myself

Vanessa T. said...

Lovely! What a fun way to dress up plain mugs :)

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