Hand Painted Peacock Feather Wine Glasses Tutorial, DIY 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 wine glasses at a local store.

Folk Art and Deco Art Glass paints
I have a bunch of different colors 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
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
A tip for painting on clear glass... your first coat is the one you are going to see
on the inside, so choose accordingly.
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 that glass. 
After painting the metallic gold, I topped it with a yellowish tan coat and
then more metallic gold. This was so I could get the opaque look I needed
while having the pretty metallic gold showing on the inside.

painted peacock feather wine glass DIY Filbert Paint brush
I painted a turquoise round spot on top of that, followed by
 bright blue with a hint of dark purple.

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

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 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 kept adding different colors of green, one was a pearlescent green.

hand painted peacock feather on wine glass using glass paints
 For the final touch, I added 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
And the inside. After curing for 24 hours, bake according to your 
paint directions for added durability.

hand painted peacock feather wine glasses Lucy Designs
Paint your own or visit my Etsy store, I usually have sets of four listed there. 

Update ~ I also have sets with a beautiful green stem...

hand painted peacock feather wine glasses Lucy Designs

hand painted peacock feather wine glass

peacock feather painted glasses
See the peacock feather glasses and more in my Etsy shop
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Wood Angel Wings Wall Art, Small Size Wings, Carved Wood Look

wood angel wings wall art
I recently shared my new angel wing art in a large 4ft size
and I decided I needed to offer a smaller pair as well!

Note ~ This post was originally published July 2013
and has been revamped and updated with new
photos to capture my current angel wing styles.

angel wings carved wood look
Shown here in distressed white, this size is 28" tall.

silver wood angel wings
I also made silver angel wings,

carved wood gold angel wings
Burnished gold angel wings

wood gold angel wings, carved
I love the gold color!

peacock feather wings
Then I made a fun pair of peacock feather inspired angel wings.
I originally planned on painting them in true peacock feather colors
but decided to go with a white peacock feather look and
add a little metallic gold to glam them up.

white peacock feather art wings
I still plan to make them in the more colorful version too.

whitewashed gray angel wings
I also made a pair of "oyster shell" color angel wings

zinc angel wings
This color kind of remind me of aged zinc ...

Close up of the oyster shell color or zinc look angel wings
All of my angel wings are available in my Etsy store.

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Thanks for stopping by, until next time...

Wood Angel Wings Wall Art, Large Carved Look Wooden Angel Wings

wood angel wings
I've had it in my head for a while that I wanted to make a pair of angel wings 
and this is what I came up with.

I created my own design, cut them out of plywood and used texture
to create a carved feather look.

Note ~ This post was originally published July 2013
and has been revamped with updated photos.

wood angel wings wall art
They are large, almost 4ft tall.
I've been trying to get better with photographing my items
so I hung them in my home to take pics.
It definitely helps you get a better idea of size I think, although
it's not good for all the nail holes in the walls!

wood angel wing art
 I painted them in soft white and washed with brown to bring out the detail.

angel wings art in silver
I also made a pair of antiqued silver angel wings, 

large silver angel wings wall art
They are great anywhere in the home, over a bed, in a nursery,
family room or bed room.

gold wood angel wings
Of course I had to make a set of gold angel wings as well.

wood angel wings in gold metallic
Painted metallic gold and washed with brown really
brings out all the detail and texture.

angel wings wall art in gold
The metallic finish still shines through subtly after the brown wash.

angel wings wall art distressed white
I also offer these angel wings in a small size too in all the different colors.

Thanks for taking a look at my wood angel wings, they are 
all available in my Etsy Store.

All the proceeds from the sale of these angel wings will be donated to one
of my precious sisters who is going through a difficult time with cancer. 
I can't think of a better use for angel wings!

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Until next time...

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

beaded dragonfly wings with house numbers
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
Lots of glass beads, giving a nice lacy effect.

That's all for now, thanks so much for checking them out!

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