Most of these supplies can be purchased at you local craft
and stamp stores
Metallic Acrylic Paint, Gold, Bronze,
(I like FolkArt)
Permanent Ink Pen
Matte Spray Sealer
Letters from Scrapbook store
Various leave and decorative stamps
Brown Staz-on Ink
Water based Gloss Varnish
Tissue Decoupage Papers Thanksgiving
1) Wash your plate and dry well.
2) Cut your thanksgiving image and remove paper backing, apply glue to front
position on glass plate, apply a generous amount of glue on
the back (lots). Slightly water down your Elmer's glue-all.
Apply thin coat of glue to the back of your cutout, let set
for 5 seconds until the paper uncurls. Using your fingers
work out all bubbles. Let dry, clean up with cool
water and a kitchen sponge.
3) Prepare your letters. I got some letters at my
local craft store, painted them bronze, let dry, then I
stamped the letters to get the look of fabric. Apply
glue to the front, position on plate, apply glue to the back
of the letters, using your fingers work out the air bubbles.
Let Dry, clean up with cool water and a kitchen sponge.
4) Using Staz-on ink and a leaf stamp, stamp images on
glass. Apply pressure and roll the stamp around the
curved surface. You may want to practice on a blank
5) Once the stamped image is dry, paint them with your
acrylic enamel metallic paints. Use a makeup sponge
(cut into small pieces), and pat on the image, apply about
three coats of thin paint. You may apply glitter with
glass medium for the first layer, then the paints.
6) Once Dry, and all glue cleaned from the glass, apply your
background. I mixed glitter with glass medium and
sponged on a thin layer with a makeup up sponge. Then
add your paints. I apply one thin coat of gold, then a
thin coat of metallic green, and finally spray the back with
copper krylon spray paint, and finished with gloss varnish.
Tips and Tricks: Remember to keep your
fingers wet and loaded with glue when you are working out
those air bubbles. Always work the paint on your glass
in thin layers, don't use a brush, it will leave strokes,
the best tool is makeup or fine sponges, with little to no