Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paint Party with Marabu Porcelain Paints & Markers

Hello and welcome to the February Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop!

This month we are partnering with Marabu Creative USA and we are featuring Porcelain & Glass Paints and Markers.  Each of the participating designers received a starter set of Porcelain Paints in primary colors and a selection of Porcelain/Glass Paint Markers.


For my project I created a framed home dec piece:


I  came up with the idea of using die cuts and stamps as patterns.  I selected a 12"x12" frame and removed and cleaned the glass.  I positioned my patterns on top of a piece of black cardstock, laid the glass on top and then started to play!


I painted the center of the sun with yellow and then mixed a bit of red into my palette to create an orange for the rays around the outside.


When I moved on to the cacti I created 2 shades of green by mixing in a bit of yellow or blue paint and then used a different color on each of the plants.  When I was done, I used the black paint and a thin paintbrush to outline the sun and each of the cacti.


The Marabu Porcelain & Glass Paint Markers are available in 2 different nib sizes.  The red marker had the wider tip and I used it to trace over the die cut words I had positioned along the bottom.


Now if you want to, you can just let this sit for 3 days and it will be fully cured. I am terribly impatient, however, so I placed my glass in a 320 degree oven for 30 minutes. 


After it cooled off I put it back in the frame for a quick peek at the design. 


Time to add photos and embellishments! Photos, washi tape and the car brad went under the glass, however, I added the Dymo labels on top. Here's a close up of the sun. The black paint outline really makes the design pop!  


I purposely layered the photo behind the cactus.  I love dimension! 


Final details to share: I am not a fan of my handwriting so I was happy to be able to trace the die cut words!  I think they turned out great and now I am doing an inventory of all of the words I have in my die collection!  Also notice that I painted a small black polka dot in between each word with the back end of the paintbrush.  I really think details make the difference! 


And did I mention that Marabu is hosting a PRIZE GIVEAWAY in conjunction with this blog hop?!
 Yep!  Retail value of almost $75! 
To be eligible to win, you must leave a comment on the Marabu Facebook Page.  If I did this right, you should be able to follow THIS link  and comment on the post talking about the giveaway.  Good Luck!

Prize Giveaway available to US residents only.
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Now, to see more ways to use these products be sure to check out the other stops in this month's blog hop.  You can find the master list here:
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Marabu Creative USA Products:

Marabu Porcelain Paint Starter Set
Marabu Porcelain/Glass Painter Markers

Other:
12"x12" frame with glass
Eyelet Outlet - washi tape and brad
Unity Stamp Company - Fly Away by Susan Weckesser
Dies - Sizzix and Concord & 9th
Cardstock, washi tape, Dymo label maker

14 comments:

  1. I love the idea of adding the designs to the glass, loved the dimension it gives your project.

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  2. Wow fabulous!!! Beautiful example for using the products :)

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    1. Thank you Connie. I had never worked with it before so this was a big experiment.

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  3. what a cool idea to do it on a frame!!!

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  4. Love this - thank you from Marabu!

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    1. Thank you for the opportunity to play with the product Lisa.

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  5. Susie, This is such a great idea and what a wonderful idea for a gift(s), This was inspiration. Great Job! Thank You!

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