|To paint a motif on glass, draw or print it and slide it on the inside of the glass receptacle to be decorated.|
Here, the design is a simple geometrical one : triangles.
Remember to measure the glass' inner circumference to calculate the size of the triangles so you have no overlap.
|The glass jar being used is eight-sided : each side can be easily painted in alternating colors.|
The "hat" is cut out from a pretty fabric, ideally, using paper shapers, with the outline being first traced from a bowl (considerably larger than the jar lid) : kids can get involved at this stage too.
The all-important finishing touch! use some Outliner (gold or silver or 'painted relief') to make your design stand out.|
Did you notice the red pepper? It's a motif from some paper napkins, cut out and pasted with adhesive varnish. See the technique of Paper napkin collage.
|Each triangle on this jar is framed in gold outliner.|
The background is painted red, the triangles yellow and orange, (it's difficult to see in the photo, but close-up it's extremely colorful!)
Outliner is normally sold in small tubes that require a light but constant pressure to produce a neat flow of outliner. Rest your elbows on the table, and with a little practice, we have a steadier grip.