Painted Glassware

Here’s another catch-up project from being immobilized all summer.  
A friend asked me to paint a set of wineglasses for her group of girlfriends.  I had not ever done this kind of painting before and was eager to try it out.  This was my first attempt at using the acrylic glassware paint.  
Start with clean and dry glassware.  

Wipe the surface you intend to paint with rubbing alcohol.  This ensures a clean surface for the paint to adhere to. 
I painted these glasses in assembly line fashion.  First I did all of the acronyms, then the skin, the clothing, the faces, the hair, and lastly the outlines.  
I mixed some of my colors for a more unique color combination, but some I used straight from the bottle.  A combination of thin brushes, hair pins, and toothpicks were just the ticket for creating small lines.
One of the finished ladies.  I used a black Sharpie marker to outline the letters and the ladies.  
The entire line-up.  Look out, they’re on the loose!
After allowing the paint to dry at least one hour, place the glassware into a cold oven.  Turn the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  Turn the oven off, and allow the glassware to fully cool down.  The label says top rack dishwasher safe, but I would err on the cautious side and only hand wash items painted with this enamel.  Note, this enamel should NOT be used in areas that come in direct contact with foods.  

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