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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sunday Favorite Re-run

It's time again for Sunday Favorite Re-runs, a new Meme hosted by Chari over @ happytodesign http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/
Since we are getting close to the Holidays and some of us will be needing some little but special gift for Friends, Teacher, Mailman, Etc; etc; I am reposting a post I did on March 25, I have used this before as a Sunday repost, but though that right now would be a good time to redo it, incase anyone missed it...It shows how to take a simple wine glass and make it a special treasure for someone...I made several of these last year as Christmas gifts, for couples I would make a his and hers, and then would fill them with silver bells or other Christmas candy. Next week I will post how to make the cute, but simple hats for them to wear.....
How to A wine glass Snowman ....
I had planned to make a video of this but then I realized my camera is in Madison over 2 hrs away...so much for videos, so I'm going to try to show you the best I can...you only need 4 colors of paint and we will mix to make the colors we need...

You will need

1 stem wine glass

a small section of sponge ( just a small kitchen sponge is fine)

a small stencil brush,

a thin point black marker

a small liner brush and a #2 round brush

1 bottle of red acrylic paint

black acrylic paint

yellow acrylic paint

white acrylic paint.

a paper plate

water, you can use a pint jar

paper towels

scissors
Thanks Terry for reminding me to add....wash glass in warm soapy water, dry... and then before you start, wipe with alcohol to remove any oil from your hands or any soap residue. Next cut a small square from the sponge and wet it in the water make sure to squeeze as much water out as possible, then dip the sponge into the white paint
Just started dabbing the glass with the white paint, do not paint all the way to the top, you need to leave an area to drink from where there is no paint. It will take about 3 coats to cover it good. Be sure and let it dry for about an hour between each coat. Cover the stem and the foot of the glass also
Just a few ideas, but you can make any face you like on these.. use your imagination.

Once the base coat is dry, completely, totally dry, draw a face on the glass, I usually use the thin point black marker, that way I already have my black outline and all I have to do is fill in the color. Don't worry if your lines aren't exactly where you want them to be, like my left eye, I can straighten it up with a little white paint and redrawing the line.

On the paper plate put out a puddle of black and a puddle of white. Put out red and yellow. Use just a drop of the red in the yellow to make orange, mix and add colors untill you get desired orange, in another spot add a drop of red to the white to form pink. Using the round brush color book the eyes and mouth black..
Then using the round paint the nose orange.....
Pick up some of the pink on a dry stencil brush, wiping most of it off on a paper towel. Using a circular motion lightly touching the glass add the cheeks...do not rub hard or you'll lift the white off.
I took the liner brush and some black paint and straighten the messed up left eye and then filled in the upper eye section with white covering up the first line...wa-la..the mess up is gone...I used the liner brush and some white to draw a high lite line on the nose, added a comma stroke of white to the eyes and mouth and just a dot of white to the cheeks, add hat and he's done.You can add pine or holly leaves around the base if you like or add a ribbon. I filled mine with silver bells.
After your glass completely dries spray with a clear acrylic spray being care not to spray the rim of your glass. I usually cover the top part with masking tape while I spray the whole painted area.
Do not wash your glass in the dish washer or in hot soapy water, wipe the painted area with a damp cloth, the inside and rim can be washed with a hot soapy dish cloth..
I hope I didn't confuse anybody and you enjoyed my little how - to...

9 comments:

  1. Molly,

    These are just charming! What a bright start to my morning!!

    rachel

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  2. Good Morning Molly,
    These are adorable. What a great way to repurpose a wine glass. I see a lot of them at thrift stores but never could really think of a crafting purpose. A little family of these would look great in my kitchen for the holidays. Thanks for the idea.
    Thanks too for stopping by my blog. I always enjoy meeting new people.
    Jane

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  3. Very, very clever. They would be a wonderful backdrop for a buffet!

    Carol

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  4. Hi Molly...

    Ohhh...I remember these darling little snowmen wine glasses! I'm so glad that you reposted them for Sunday Favorites this week, my friend! They really would make a perfect Christmas gift!!! By the way...your instructions are fabulous...thank you so much!!! One thing that is really helpful for me...is to see the faces drawn out on the flat paper! It's those cute little faces that give the snowmen all their adorable character!!! My friend, you are so creative and talented!!!

    Have a super Sunday!
    Chari

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  5. Ooops...just lil' ol' me again! Wanted to ask you to consider doing the post for the hat instructions...maybe next week for Sunday Favorites? It would be great if you would!!!

    Thanks...
    Chari

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  6. I REMEMBER this post from before!!! Sure are cute snowmen glasses!

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  7. I just love these! Was looking for something darling, but inexpensive to make for the ladies in my office. I think we have a winner here! Please do a tutorial on the hats, I am not sure if I should use baby socks or what...

    Thanks a million, you are very talented and I am thrilled I found your blog!

    ttfn...

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  8. Your painting truly amazes me. You are fantastic.

    I love the wine glass snow men. Great idea.

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