I chose to use the Glass Writers, have you used them yet? The glass writers actually come in 3D opaque gloss enamels, 3D frost gloss enamels, and 3D gloss enamels. Today I’m sharing these cute and simple Gold Painted Vine Cups I made using the 3D opaque gloss enamels.
I have had these two white very simple tea cups in my storage cupboard in the garage for several months now. Well I finally found a project they were perfect for. When thinking about what I could do with the Americana glass writers one of the current trends popped in my head, GOLD. I know that people are starting to put a pop of gold in to their decor here and there. Not too much, but small touches. So I decided I would create some cute storage out of my tea cups for my office. I actually was inspired by this tea cup from Anthropologie, but decided to switch mine up a bit. I just loved the pattern.
I grabbed a light colored thin tipped sharpie marker. The lighter the better. This is optional, if you want to freehand it all with just the glass writer be my guest. I always like to sketch my designs first, this helps me feel more confident about the design. Once I drew my vines on to the tea cup I got busy using my glass writer. I simply traced over my design and made my gold vines. Once your done set it aside to dry according to the package directions for 48 hours. Then bake at the suggested temperature for 30 minutes for a dishwasher safe finish. If you happen to see a tiny bit of the sharpie marker even after you’ve painted your design it should wash off in the dishwasher when you wash it.