Painting Artsy Glass Dishes - In Reverse!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville stencils.

There’s nothing easier than painting on the back side of clear glass plates. They can be found at dollar stores and Goodwill, and are surprisingly durable. These are from our daughter Mia’s wedding reception in June and I knew exactly how to re-use them.

I am going to do two different patterns, one on the dinner plate, and another on the salad plate, so that they look amazing layered together. I am painting with Fusion Mineral Paint in my favorite coordinating colors, plus two Muddaritaville Studio stencil designs.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN!

If you have never painted in reverse on glass, click here to hop over to my Getting Started page. Then return here.

Materials

FUSION MINERAL PAINT

Mustard, Ash, Renfrew Blue, Little Star, Cranberry, Prairie Sunset, Casement & Bayberry, plus Clear Tough Coat Matte Wipe-On Poly

Brush Cleaner & Staalmeester Brushes

MUDDARITAVILLE STENCILS

Polka Dot M0118 & Repeat Circle Damask M0104

SUPPLIES

4 clear glass dinner plates, 4 clear glass salad plates, paint brushes, stencil brushes, glass cleaner, rags, paper towels, surface covering like newspaper, 1″ blue painters tape, razor blade, small fan

PAINT THE DINNER PLATES

STEP ONE

Clean the plates and turn them over.

STEP 2

Use one color at a time and paint a swath of color on each plate. Let dry well between coats. I painted in this order: Ash, Cranberry, Mustard, Prairie Sunset, Bayberry, Renfrew Blue

STEP 3

For the final color, paint it all over the back, in several coats, letting dry well between coats.

PAINT THE SALAD PLATES

STEP 1

Use tape to section off about one third of the back of the plate.

STEP 2

Choose four colors, and paint the sections. Let dry between coats. Some colors will need more coats. Carefully remove the tape.

STEP 3

Use scrap paper to cover the painted area on each plate and tape it to the back. Normally I would just tape it, but this paint is barely dry and not cured, so this keeps me from stenciling on the back color.

STEP 4

Use the Polka Dot stencil on two plates and the Damask stencil on the other two plates.

Place the stencil on the back and tape in position. Hold it down with one finger, and use the other hand to stencil with Ash. Dip just the tips of the stencil brush into the paint, tap off excess paint on paper towels, then tap on the paint over the stencil. Repeat several times to get the coverage you like. Let dry between all coats. Remove the paper mask.

STEP 5

Gently tape off the solid color on the backs of the salad plates. Brush on 2 to 3 coats of Casement white paint. Let dry well between coats.

STEP 6

Brush on 2 to 3 coats of Fusion Clear Tough Coat Matte Wipe-On Poly. Let dry 2 to 4 hours between coats.

STEP 7

Use a flat razor blade to carefully remove any paint from the edge of the plates.

HOW CUTE ARE THESE!

PARTY TIME!

Enjoy your artsy, very personal new dishware. For fun, you could sign your pieces before adding the sealer.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR PLATES

Just wash by hand and dry with a soft dishcloth. Do not put them in the dishwasher.

Don’t miss more Fusion Reverse-Painted glass projects, here on the blog!

This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Studio stencils. Please see my disclosure page for more information.

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