more glass paint uses

I'm so not done with playing with glass paint. There are still plenty of ways to use Martha Stewart's Glass Paints to enliven your dishes, without directly putting it in contact with food. Such is the example of these lovely cappuccino cups from Crate & Barrel.

We got his & hers cups, even though we have like a hundred cups already. I asked Mr. Pooper what kind of design he wanted: first he said geometric, I complained it's too hard to draw perfectly straight lines for such patterns; then, he said something cutesy like a sketchy drawing of bunnies or us or a fox, I complained that's too detailed and sappy. SO, I compromised with something in between, I think? Or maybe I just ended up doing whatever I wanted, as usual.

I went with something bold, but simple. And used strong colors to make it look more modern than cutesy, but the animal shapes still make it playful. The paint almost looks like a decal stuck on it, but it's totally stuck on there! After the curing process in the oven, the paints are very well adhered to their surfaces. I've not had a single thing scratched so far.

Fox on one side, rabbit on the other. Gold-colored handles and detail on saucer add a touch of class.

For my cup, I went with simple lines. And painted the inner circle of the saucer solid gold. The result looks pretty Japanese-style, I think. I like!


When I work on painting dishes, I take a really long time, because I'm really indecisive on what to paint. The good part is, the paint is really easy to remove should you mess up or change your mind. I totally wiped out one of the saucers when I had it all painted the first time. You just have to pour some rubbing alcohol on it and let it soak a few minutes, then scrub it all off with a sponge or paper towels. As long as the paint is fairly fresh (an hour or less), it should be removable. For more detailed instructions on dish painting, check out my previous post.