How to: Make your own painted tumblers
Ella Bennett guides us through adding a personal touch to your favourite glassware
What you’ll need:
+ Glass tumblers
+ Rubbing alcohol
+ Painter’s tape
+ A foam pouncer
+ Lefranc & Bourgeois glass and tile opaque paint
+ Lefranc & Bourgeois topcoat varnish
The first step is to clean your tumblers or selected glassware with the rubbing alcohol. Once they are dry, use the painter’s tape to carefully mark out where you will paint. Then, using your fingernail or a credit card, press out all the air bubbles and seal the tape onto the tumblers.
Dip your foam pouncer into the opaque paint and apply to the tumblers in an up and down motion. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect, the second coat will cover any mistakes.
Wait for the tumblers to dry, for around two hours, before applying a second, and possibly third, coat. Once the final coat has dried, apply the topcoat varnish and allow to dry overnight. Remove the painter’s tape and you are done!
TIP: To make your glasses dishwasher-safe allow them to dry in the oven for 30 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius.