The Bride and Groom are lovely people who have a wonderfully quirky sense of style which I simply adore. This made choosing a wedding gift a little difficult. We originally agreed that my baking would be part of the present, but I couldn't bare the thought of them not having something lasting from us to help remember their big day by.
After browsing a few crafty bloggers creations, I stumbled across this from Our Seven Dwarves;
- Printer - preferably colour
- Craft mat, knife and ruler (or being incredibly skilled at cutting in straight lines with scissors)
- Glass paint pen (or any paint that is safe to drink with and water/wash proof)
Using sticky tape, position the image inside the glass so that the top of the paper sits with the rim of the glass. This ensures that your image will be straight, take time when doing this step. The slits should allow you to keep the paper as close to the glass as possible. If the gap between the paper and glass is too large, then you will find it difficult when tracing.
Once you are happy with the positioning, get ready to trace. The easiest technique that I found, was to have a piece of scrap paper with me whilst working. I could then 'prime' the pen (pressing the nib down onto the paper charges the nib with ink) every time I felt it needed it, without worrying that doing it on my glass would make a mess. You need to keep moving with the pen, once the ink is on the glass it dries quickly. If you go back over the ink whilst it is tacky, the nib scrapes some of the ink off, resulting in a bit of a mess.
I applied 3 coats to my glasses, and left at least 3 hours between coats.
Step Five - Enjoy!