Good afternoon everyone! Today I have another piece of painted glassware to show you. I painted this one a couple months ago and the photos have been sitting in my folder of things to post, so I really have no excuse for the fact that I'm just getting around to it. I love this glass, especially the pattern. The "Crazy Dots" are my becoming my favorite thing to use/paint on things. You can also see that I created this pattern in Adobe Illustrator to use as the background of my blog. The desktop background has more colors than the glass does, mainly because it's a lot easier dealing with graphic shapes than wet paint!
To make this glass, I started with a four-pack of Libbey stemless white wine glasses from Target. I think these are the ones I purchased, even though the site doesn't say that they're Libbey. As I always do, I started by cleaning the glass thoroughly with rubbing alcohol. Because there are so many colors to this pattern, I painted it in many, many steps. I mostly painted one or two colors at a time, and let them dry for a while before picking the glass back up again. This is mainly because the glasses are much more difficult to hold/paint on than a flat surface, and I tend to smudge the wet paint if I'm not careful. I started by painting approximately five large dots of each color: light pink, dark pink, red, orange, yellow, lime green, kelly green, turquoise, blue, and purple. I spaced the big dots closer together near the bottom of the glass, and spread them out more towards the top. I was going for a graduated effect as opposed to a consistent pattern.
Once the large dots had dried (I believe I left them overnight), I painted the centers of them using the same paints. The centers all correspond to the dot colors, meaning that all the turquoise dots have orange centers, and so on. I actually figured out what combinations I would use ahead of time, just to make sure I didn't end up with a yucky combination (e.g. red and green) or end up repeating a color, etc. After the centers had dried, I painted tiny white dots all around the large dots, repeating that graduated effect. I love how this wine glass turned out and use it all the time. It's just so cheerful! I will try to remember to snap a pic of it with wine in it next time and I'm hoping to repeat this pattern on some other items soon. Hope you guys like it too!