Ok, so remember when I said if you wanted different colored glass to use transparent glass paint? Yeah, don’t do that. It’s a waste of time and money. But this method I found on the interwebs gave me the results I wanted!! This recipe, I think, is for making multiple items at once so if you just have one item you want to do this on, you may want to play with the measurement amounts.
Let me show you what I did!
Items you will need:
~1 Tablespoon of water
~Food Coloring (I used a 1 fluid ounce bottle of red)
~Glass item for staining (make sure it is clean!!)
~Plastic cups and utensils.
Pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees and remove all the racks but the bottom one.
Take 12 tablespoons (6 ounces) of Mod Podge and pour it into a cup. Add 1 table spoon of water and drop in your food coloring. Mix well. (**Keep adding food coloring until you get the desired shade. I just dumped the whole bottle in the cup :D )
Pour some of the mixture into the glass item and coat the inside by tilting and turning your item. Once you get to the top, pour out and excess back into the cup.
On a foil lined plate, let the items drain more of the excess mixture. (Wait about 30 minutes to an hour) Wipe any of the excess Mod Podge off of the top of the item. (Glass cleaner works well for this!)
Place the glass items right sides up on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for one hour. If you see any opaque patches, keep the item in the oven for a bit longer.
Allow the item to completely cool before working with it.
And That’s All!
I waited until the next evening to dress them up like I did with the two clear vases. They look amazing when they are all lit up. They add such elegance and ambiance!
Well that’s it for now. I should get back to sewing since well…I do not have a Christmas outfit and that is like…what a month away? Yeah, need to get on that. Until then, keep crafting!