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Learn how to do a reverse painting on Glass.
It's not as hard as it looks!

If you are on Tik Tok you would have seen how huge glass painting is at the moment, especially Anime Glass Painting Art. This craft trend isn't going away, so why not give it a go and make some of your own personalised artwork for your home.

Remember my post on The Top 12 Crafting Trends this year where I feature some Anime & Tattoo inspiration art that was painted on glass?

Well, I decided to try this trend and to paint on glass in a different style than all the talented artists and sellers are doing on Tik Tok. As much as I love the Anime and Tattoo Flash Glass Paintings, that skill level is beyond my painting expertise 😂

I am loving mushrooms at the moment so I decided to paint some mushrooms with a psychedelic feel. You can practice this craft using the FREE design I created or you can draw your own design.
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HOW TO PAINT ON GLASS, THE EASY WAY
The secret to making these glass paintings look good when you are a beginner is to keep the design simple and not too detailed. Learn the basic steps and master those before you move on to more detailed designs.

Not everyone is a talented artist, geez that would be great if we were. But with practice and easy instructions to follow, we can all create our own little masterpieces we can be proud of.

TUTORIAL DETAILS
SKILL LEVEL - Easy to Medium
COST - Approx $15 - $25
(depending on how many paint colours you need)
TIME  - 1 - 3 days
(99% of that time, the paint is drying)
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DIY GLASS PAINTING TUTORIAL SUPPLIES
  1. Picture Frame or piece of glass
  2. Permanent Black Marker
  3. Acrylic Paint
  4. Paint Brush/s
  5. Tooth pic or something pointy with a small tip like a paperclip
  6. Picture to paint
  7. Glass of Water
You can buy picture frames, paint and brushes from your local dollar store for under $10. 

The Glass Picture Frame I used 
6 x 6-inch small shadow box frame. 
I used this so the frame stands up by itself and it was only $3 for this modern black frame design.

The Permanent Marker I used 
Black $4 thick Sharpie marker & a Black fine point marker
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EASY STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PAINT GLASS PAINTINGS, THE TIK TOK WAY

STEP 1
Remove the glass from your picture frame and put aside the frame backing.

Clean off any fluff and dirt. It should only be dirty if you are upcycling old picture frames from your local charity stores, this step is not needed if it's a new glass picture frame. Clean fluff with a dry cloth.
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STEP 2
Draw a picture on a piece of paper the same size as your glass. If you are not confident in drawing your own, you can find a picture online on Pinterest or Google images and print the size of your frame. I used Procreate to draw and colour my picture on my Ipad and then used this as a reference while I was painting.

Below is the picture I drew and used, feel free to save and copy if you like this Trippy Mushroom design. You can save the PDF HERE if you can not save the pic below
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STEP 3
Place your picture flat on a table with the glass on top. Place the glass where you would like the design to be. Tape the edge of the glass to the paper. I used an easy to remove painters tape but you can use most sticky tapes.
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STEP 4
Trace the design using your black marker. I used a thick round tip marker for the main lines and a fine tip for the thinner lines.

Do this a few times to allow the black to be a solid black line. No dull black lines or seethrough lines. Let the marker dry between coats. I did this 3 times.

Use nail polish remover to remove any mistakes.
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STEP 5
Start painting your highlight colours first.

This is your small dots, highlights in white, dark shadows, small details etc So think of this as a reverse painting, what you would normally paint last on your painting, you are now painting first.

Repaint your highlights a few times to make the colours vibrant and solid. 
Allow drying between coats. 
Wash the paint fully off in the water before changing colours.

For small detailed sections that are too small for your paintbrush, use a toothpick to dab the paint onto the glass. I also use the dabbing method for the larger sections with the paintbrush.
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STEP 6
Slowly paint each colour section. Paint your lightest colours first and move to your darker shades last.

Repeat the drying time between coats. I did 3 coats of each colour and leaving a day to dry before redoing the colour
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TIP: Dab the paint on instead of strokes, this will give you a more solid look with fewer coats needed. Use different size paint brushes to make it easier

STEP 7
Once you have painted your colours a few times, turn the glass around and hold the glass up to a light or window to see where more paint may need to be added to make a solid colour. Repaint the spots that you can see through.
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STEP 8
Turn over your glass and be amazed at how cool the end result is. From the back, it looks pretty ugly and you would never know the hidden gem that is awaiting you on the other side.
STEP 9
Display on a little plate stand or place back into your frame and glue the glass in place with a hot glue gun dot in each corner at the back of the frame.
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Remember you do not have to have a perfect final result on your first try, keep going and have fun with this glass painting craft trend. Mine is far from perfect, I needed to do another layer of the black marker but other than that I am surprised how much I love it and I definitely will be creating more designs in the future.

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TIP: Turn over and place the glass up to a bright window to see any little sections that are see-through or you have missed. You can then add some paint to those sections to create a solid colour look.

Display your glass painting in your favourite spot in your home and enjoy. This craft can be for all ages. For younger children, you can paint a very basic cartoon or picture. For Teens or college University students you could create Anime glass paintings, quotes or gifts for friends. Mums could make some beautiful art for nurseries or kids rooms. The use of this DIY painting craft is endless!

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What picture would you like to paint on glass?

Let me know below

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  1. Amazing stuff! I'm going to add this to one of the blog post I am updating!

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  2. how would i reverse paint a quote in white on a large glass ?

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    1. If it is a drinking glass you would not be able to get inside the glass to paint. Most people use vinyl lettering for glassware that is stuck to the outside of the drinking glass.

      If you just would like to do the quote on a large sheet of glass, you could print the words or letters on paper but reverse/flip the print so it reads backwards. Once you paint and turn the glass around the words will be the correct way.

      Happying DIYing. goodluck!

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