Every year when I start to think about what I will make to celebrate Earth Day, I look around my house to see what I can use. These glass containers once held food, but now they are going to be repurposed!
Step 1: Prepare the glass by washing the pieces thoroughly and letting them dry. Apply Dina Wakley MEdia Clear Gesso with Brush to each piece and let dry.
Step 2: Once these are dry, you can use a variety of techniques to decorate them.
Step 3: Hold a stencil over the surface with Dina Wakley MEdia Blank Tape.
Step 4: Mix Dylusions Shimmer Paints on Ranger Silicone Mat. Here I used Funky Fuchsia, Crushed Grape, and London Blue.
Step 5: Apply Shimmer Paint through Stencil with Ranger’s Detail Blending Tool.
Step 6: Remove Stencil and let dry.
Step 7: Sketch vines with Dina Wakley MEdia Scribble Stick in Lime.
Step 8: Paint over vines with Shimmer Paint in Fresh Lime.
Step 9: Mix Shimmer Paint in Fresh Lime and Polished Jade, then use this to freehand some leaves.
Step 10: Let dry and admire your finished glass!
Step 11: I had three of this shape of glass and I used coordinating colors to make a set. I used Shimmer Paint in Bubblegum Pink, Tangerine Dream, and Pure Sunshine. First, hold the stencil over your piece as a guide. Trace the flower with a Scribble Stick.
Step 12: Paint over your outline with a similar color of Shimmer Paint.
Step 13: My color combinations are Scribble Stick Cheddar/Shimmer Paint Pure Sunshine, Scribble Stick Blushing/Shimmer Paint Bubblegum Pink, and Scribble Stick Tangerine/Shimmer Paint Tangerine Dream.
I’ll be using these as votive holders, but you can use them as a mini vase for silk flowers, too!
Teresa works at Ranger by day and at night, dabbles in creative pursuits such as crafting, cooking, and community theatre. Evidence of these can be found at her Instagram handle, @asiattic.