The secret to painting on glass


It's not really a secret....really.

It's just FUN!

Here's my quick low-down on painting on glass.

(please note that paint can and will chip off)

I started with a copy of my image.



I attached the image on the inside of my glass jar using Frogtape.

Thank you Frogtape!
(a swag gift from Haven)



Using a paint pen, I traced over the image.

It's that easy!


Here is a shot from inside the jar.


I repeated the step using another image for the backside.


Because glass and photos never play well....


 I just stuffed a red shirt inside.


I chose a Razorback for my husband.


His birthday is coming soon and this will be a gift for his office.

The possibilities are endless.

How cute would a monogram be!


Because it's for my sweetie's birthday, I filled it to the top with his favorite candies.


The image gets a bit lost with all of the candies but trust me,

It's cuter in person ;)


The jar came from Wal Mart.


Now. I know what you are thinking...

A bow?

Really?


Coming from the south, everything needs a bow!

Sorry hunny!


Now go Hog wild and paint something ;)

xoxox, Susie

16 comments:

  1. I love this! Such a cute idea. Happy Birthday to your hubby!

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  2. You and your Hog Wild jar are just the cutest!
    ~Lynne
    w/L

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  3. This idea couldn't be any cuter!!!!! Gonna have to try this. Especially LOVE the hog! WPS!!!!!

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  4. I love this idea!! It's been better since a Razorback. WPS your husband is going to love it.

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  5. SMART! Pinned it, thanks for the great tutorial!

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  6. So cute! Gonna have to make me one for my desk...only with LSU instead :)

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  7. I am a Razorback! Love them Hogs! I am also an artist who paints on glass a lot. Be careful if you go back over the design, make sure it's dry or it will lift. Americana makes a paint for glass if you want more for an outline.
    He's going to love this!

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  8. itsbebe...thank you thank you thank you. I did have this problem of painting over it wet and having it lift off. Thanks for sharing those tips and I will have to check out the Americana paint. Bloggers rock!!

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  9. very cute Susie,, I've never tried painting on glass.

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  10. This is actually a very helpful tip for me. Sometimes I just "wing it" or freehand things too often when there's no reason to. If I ever paint glass I will give this a shot! Thanks!

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  11. So cute! You're right, the possibilities are endless! I'm thinking monogrammed Christmas gifts. Love it!

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  12. Thanks for the idea. I love how your jar turned out!
    New Follower!

    Jody

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  13. Wooo Pig Soooie!!! Love this idea

    Pam

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  14. Are you sure I inspire you? I figured after the door header project you'd never speak to me again! ROFLOL :-D Ummm...and why yes, I do want to come to your house! :0) I wanted to come to Haven too! sniff sniff. (I NEEDED to hug your neck!) Hey, if you're ever in KY, give me a holler, I'd love to see you!
    Love ya much!
    Missy

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  15. OHHHH...and the gift for your hubby is adorable!! I made my guy a fathers day gift with that kind of theme in mind...sorta. I took a 6 pack of cream soda (dumped the soda in an empty 2 liter bottle) and washed them out. I filled them with his favorite snacks and made adorable labels for the fronts of the bottle and the carrier. :) It turned out too cute!
    BYE!

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  16. Such a cute idea! Does he have a sweet tooth?! LOL

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