July 29, 2013

DIY Hand Painted Wine Glasses with Peacock Feather Design, Tutorial Painted Wine Glasses

hand painted peacock feather wine glasses diy
I recently painted a set of peacock feather wine glasses

I used to paint on glass a lot, making decorative glass bottles
drinking glasses or decorative painting on vintage windows
 and it's a lot of fun and easy to do.

dollar store wine glasses to use with glass paint
I found these great 20oz Libbey wine glasses at my local Dollar store.

Folk Art and Deco Art Glass paints
I have a bunch of different colors and brands of glass paints on hand. 
They all require baking in the oven after curing to make them more durable.
I used both the Folk Art Enamels and the Deco Art Enamels on this project
depending on the color I needed. 

You can combine different brands of bake-able paints, just
read the directions and if they have two different oven temps listed,
use the lower of the two and it should be fine.

painting peacock feathers on glass
When painting on a glass remember your first coat is the one you are going to see
on the inside, so you want it to look pleasing from that angle.
This shows the start of the feather and I used metallic gold for the first coat.

painting peacock feathers with glass paints
This shows the outside of the glass after applying several coats...

Any metallic gold glass paint will be too sheer with just one coat.
I used a base of the metallic gold, so it will be pretty from the inside,
let dry, then topped it with a yellowish tan coat (or any yellow color similar to the metallic gold)
 and let dry then end with a final coat of the metallic gold. 
This will give you the opaque metallic gold base for the feather.

painted peacock feather wine glass DIY Filbert Paint brush
I painted a turquoise round spot on top of  the metallic gold base, followed by
 bright blue with a hint of dark purple. Give each coat a chance to dry
before adding the next layer. They dry pretty quickly especially when
working on more than one glass.

When painting circles or rounded shapes, a Filbert or Oval Wash Brush 
like the one in this photo, makes it super simple.

hand painted peacock feather glass painting
I knew I wanted my design to sort of wrap around the glass, so
I started with the feather stem and swirled it around to the other side.

I love peacock feathers and use the design in lots of projects...

hand painted valentine ornament

hand painted peacock feather Christmas ornament

dragonfly with peacock feather design

butterfly with peacock feather design
I definitely love peacock feathers!

hand painted wine glass with peacock feather and liner brush
I started adding the rest of the feather using a long liner brush.
This type of  brush makes it easy to apply long, sweeping strokes.

painting on glass peacock feather
The back...

It doesn't have to be perfect, no one will be examining every stroke...
if they are, serve them another glass of wine. 😜

peacock feather painted on wine glass using glass paints
I continued layering different colors of green, one was a pearlescent green
but you can use whatever greens you like. You could also make the feathers
blue, purple, gold or whatever look you are going for.

hand painted peacock feather on wine glass using glass paints
 For the final touch, I added strokes of metallic gold.

When adding layers using glass paint, you have to make sure what you 
are painting over is dry or it will lift the paint up...don't want that.

painted wine glass with peacock feather in greens and gold

painted peacock feather wine glass
Inside view.
After curing for 24 hours, bake according to your 
paint directions for added durability.

hand painted peacock feather wine glasses Lucy Designs
Update December 2016
Sold out and I'm no longer creating the wine glasses. Thank you!
Paint your own or visit my Etsy store, I usually have sets of four listed there. 

hand painted peacock feather wine glasses Lucy Designs
This set had beautiful green stems. You could also paint 
this design on the stemless wine glasses.

hand painted peacock feather wine glass

peacock feather painted glasses
Thanks for stopping by and reading about my wine glasses!

Update June 2017

I still have some items and clearance items in my Etsy shop
You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest too.

July 13, 2013

Table Leg Dragonflies with Numbers, Letters, Stars, Beads, Words and More!

beaded dragonfly wings with house numbers
Update April 2016
I'm no longer creating the dragonflies and I'm completely sold out.
Thank you for all your past support and purchases!
Please visit my new online shop featuring my mosaic art.

I have lots of new dragonflies to show you and decided to 
group them all in this post.
For this one I used house numbers and letters woven into 
wire wings with glass beads

wire and beaded dragonfly wings with house numbers
I used the same method I shared in this post to create the wire wings and add the beads.

ceramic whimsical knob on table leg dragonfly
I added a ceramic "open" knob at the tail...

table leg spindle dragonfly with wire beaded wings
and aged keys for the eyes.

spindle dragonfly with wire wings and stars
I also made a couple with fun wire that has little 
rusted stars on it. 

rusty wire dragonfly wings with rusty stars
This wire is not the easiest thing to work with but the end result is really cute!

recycled rusty pieces on table leg dragonfly
I used pieces of the wire for the antenna too.

recycled brass faucet handle as a tail finial on dragonfly
This tail piece is an aged handle from a bathroom sink knob.

table leg dragonfly with wire wings and stars
Here's the other starry one I made...

painted ceramic knob on tail of dragonfly
It has a cute ceramic knob at the tail...

table leg dragonfly with recycled metal pieces for eyes
and miscellaneous metal pieces for the eyes and on the body.

welcome sign painted on dragonfly wings
For this one I combined a garden sign with the dragonfly...

recycled lamp harp as table leg dragonfly antenna
He has a lamp harp for antenna...

welcome to my garden wooden dragonfly wings hand painted
And hand painted garden sign wings...

table leg dragonfly with hand painted flowers on wings
With a flower and leaves on the other side.

custom signage on table leg dragonfly wings
This one was a custom order for the owner of a cabin rental called
Dragonfly Dreams.

This is the logo I worked from...

recycled aged keys at tail of table leg dragonfly
I figured aged keys at the tail was fitting for a cabin rental...

vintage escutcheon on table leg dragonfly
Along with a vintage escutcheon on the body.

hand painted words and lettering on table leg dragonfly wings
All the lettering is hand painted in a distressed finish.

beaded wired jeweled table leg dragonfly
And lastly, another wire wing with glass beads woven throughout.
You can see other beaded ones I've made by clicking the beaded category

spindle dragonfly with beaded antenna
I added little beads at the end of the antenna...

vintage glass knob at tail of spindle dragonfly
And a vintage glass knob at the tail.

beaded wired table leg dragonfly wing
sold out
Lots of glass beads, giving a nice lacy effect.
That's all for now, thanks so much for checking them out!

Visit my new online shop of mosaic art.
where I still have some items available.

July 11, 2013

Hand Painted Dog Bed, Luxury Designer Floral Animal Print Dog Bed

floral hand painted dog bed with animal print
Latest Dog Bed in a floral design
Update 2014 I'm no longer creating the dog beds and 
they are completely sold out. Thank you for your past
support and purchases.
Visit my new online shop featuring my mosaic art.
Thank you!

hand painted dog bed with black and white stripes, flowers and animal print
It has black and cream stripes on the inside...

hand painted dog bed with flowers and vines on black
All the sides and back are painted...

animal print leopard print painted on dog bed
Metallic gold leopard spots with vines...

hand painted pink flowers and vines on dog bed with animal print
Big, bold pink flowers...

polka dot dog bone hand painted on wood
And a curvy headboard with a pink spotted dog bone.

hand made dog bed cushions in pink zebra print with dots and stripes
I made a removable washable cover for the bottom cushion and 
coordinating pillows in fun fabrics.

floral stripes and animal print dog bed with zebra cushions and carved wooden feet
Finished off with carved bun feet painted in black and gold.

floral on black dog bed with zebra cheetah animal prints
And of course, modeled by my little stuffed Yorkie.

Visit my online store featuring my mosaic art.
You can also find some of my pieces in my Etsy store
as well as InstagramFacebookPinterest and my Youtube channel.

Thanks for stopping by!

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