Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Personalized Glittered Wine Glass

Hi everybody,

I've been working on this glittered wine glass.  I think it is really pretty.  You can even leave the stem not glittered and glitter part of the top of the glass.  I like that look in silver and gold for the holidays, like on a champagne type glass.  This was just fun.  I was playing with this while waiting on my.... wait for it....
sand.... sandblast box.  LOL!  I am going to do glass etching by sandblast technique.  We already have an air compressor so I had to buy the Air Eraser Kit and then need sandblast box and sand.  I can still etch with cream until everything gets here.  But in the meantime, I think these glasses are fun.

I used gloss Mod Podge on the stem and then added glitter.  I let dry about 10 hours.  I did it in the morning so I did a second layer in the evening and let that dry overnight.  The second layer looked really good, covered great.  You can then seal it.  I used painters tape and taped starting at the stem and went up about halfway because I used a spray sealant.  I used Krylon Crystal Clear Gloss Acrylic Spray.  I actually sent Krylon an email and asked if this spray would seal glitter on glass and they said yes it would but not for dishwasher, which I'm cool with.  You can also use Triple Thick Gloss Glaze to seal if you don't like the spray.  If you use that, use very thin coats and you'll have to do it 2 or 3 times and wait about a day in between each coat.

As I get into these projects more and more I'll be glad to share what I learn about products and such.  If you would like me to do tutorials let me know and I can do those too.  Picture tutorials right now but we do have a tripod so wouldn't it be hilarious if I actually made real live videos and you could hear my Southern twang.  LOL!!

I love skyping with my crafty friends and hearing their voice for the first time.  We had been chatting online you know for years so it's fun to see and hear each other.

Anyway, here's my glass.  What do you think?  I did get this idea from Crystal Shipley on YouTube.  Check out her videos.  She also was awesome and answered me on FB when I had questions, really nice.  I think hers had her initial for her first name and then her name on it like I did.  I hope you like it!

It looks much better in person too.  Glitter does not get on my hands when I slide my fingers over it I promise.  If you have any questions, let me know.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 


Verna Angerhofer said...

This looks so neat. I can tell you are having fun. If it were me I am afraid I would end up with a set of "mis-fits" from all the mistakes. I always though it would be neat to do though.

Penny Odell said...

Beautiful Regina. I bet it is so sparkly in real life!! Love it.