I've been painting glass cabochons for the past year. It's a simple technique and lots of fun! But when I saw the Prisme Effect paints by Pebeo, I wanted to use them on the glass. The only problem is, the effects are on the top-side of the paint and that's the underside of the cabochon!
My solution was fairly simple, just use the paint on plain index cards and when the paint is set, drop the cab onto the tacky surface. This tutorial is to share with you how I made the paints work for me.
Supplies Used for Tutorial:
Pebeo Fantasy Prisme Paint- the Discovery sets are a nice way to start
Toothpicks- strong ones! or small stir sticks
Glass Cabochons and matching bezels or trays
Small sharp scissors
I stir the paint according to the directions from Pebeo. I like to use large toothpicks.
Wait patiently. The paint starts to do its' molecular effect after just a few minutes.
Note: I make sure the paint splotch is large enough for the cabochons I have.
With small sharp scissors, I cut out each cabochon close to the glass. If the paper pops off of the cabochon as you cut, the paint was too dry.
|Cut Out Excess Material|
I'm looking forward to playing more with Pebeo paints! Next time I'm going to make glass eyes for my sculpted characters!
What types of projects do you think you would use this type of paint technique for? Leave a comment below and let me know.
Note: This post is not sponsored. I paid for all the items used myself.