I recently made this set of peacock feather wine glasses for myself.
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.
I found these great 20oz wine glasses at my local dollar store.
I have a bunch of different colors of glass paints on hand. They are all the kind
that you bake and cure in the oven to make them more durable.
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.
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.
This shows the outside of that glass. I also used a yellowish tan coat but
didn't want plain tan showing through on the inside,
so I started with the metallic gold so it would look pretty.
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.
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...so beautiful!
You can do a search on my page for "peacock" and it will show you
all the peacock feather items I've made.
Then I started adding the rest of the feather.
Use a long liner brush for this, the brush will do the work for you
It doesn't have to be perfect, no one will be examining every stroke...
if they are, serve them another glass of wine
I kept adding different colors of green, one was a pearlescent green.
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.
And the inside.
I like how they turned out!
Now go get yourself some wine glasses and get to painting :)