If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making a lot of coastal crafts that remind me of Hawaii. I’ve already added a DIY Aloha Seashell Pineapple Sign, Seashell Pineapple Jar, a License Plate Wall Art, and now I’m adding Gallery Glass Sea Art to my Hawaiian coastal theme decor.
This bottle of Gallery Glass paint, which is used to create a stained glass look, has been sitting in my craft box for about a year. I can’t remember what I purchased it for, so this project was a ‘let’s see if this works’ craft idea that happened to come out great!
Here is my first trial project with the Gallery Glass ↑↑↑. Many Gallery Glass projects use a liquid lead paint to contain the colored glass paint, but I found that the colored Gallery Glass paint was thick enough to stay put without the liquid lead paint – score! Instead, I used a Sharpie paint pen to make a dotted picture of my sea creatures and filled it in with the Gallery Glass paint.
Gallery Glass Sea Art
I’m thinking about a coastal Christmas, so I’ll show the technique I used on the glass bottles on a clear plastic ornament.
- Gallery Glass #17049 Aqua
- Sharpie silver or gold paint pen
- Clear plastic or glass 3″ ornament/glass bottles
- ribbon or trim
Gallery Glass Sea Art Directions:
- Decide on your image – I decided to make three jellyfishes in various sizes around the clear ornament. If you aren’t comfortable with free-hand drawing, print out sea creature shapes and apply the cut-out shapes onto your glass/plastic surface to trace.
- Use a Sharpie pen to draw the image onto your ornament. I used dots to create an outline of my image, but you can use solid lines too.
- Fill in the drawing with Gallery Glass paint. Tip: To help get trapped air out of the bottle, squeeze out a little bit of paint before applying the tip of the bottle to your image. If you see large air bubbles, use a needle or the bottle tip to pop them.
- For each image, let the Gallery Glass paint dry for several hours – the paint will turn transparent. Tip: Keep the painted surface as flat as possible. I used a small ramekin to keep the painted side of the ornament upright.
- Add a few more accent dots onto the dried Gallery Glass paint.
- Add ribbon as an ornament hanger and it’s ready to hang!
Here is another close-up of the Gallery Glass Sea Art on some recycled Starbucks glass bottles ↑↑↑.
Have you ever used Gallery Glass?
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