Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Watercolor Watermelon Glass Plate



These pretty Watercolor Watermelon luncheon plates are perfect for a summer luncheon on the patio!  The semi-translucent effect of the glass paints, painted with random brushstrokes, reminds me of a watercolor painting.  
 
Materials: 
  • Clear glass lunch size plate 
  • DecoArt® Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels™ – Red (www.decoart.com
  • DecoArt® Americana® Frost Gloss Enamels™ – Green
  • Loew-Cornell® Simply Art™ Brushes (www.loew-cornell.com
  • Black Sharpie™ Marker  
 
Instructions:
  1. Working on back side of clear glass plate, use black Sharpie marker to draw seeds as shown in center area of plate.  
  2. Use Loew-Cornell brush and Red Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels to paint center of plate to about 1” from outer edge. I used random brush strokes for a more “watercolor” effect on the finished plate. Let dry.  
  3. Apply a second coat of red. Let dry. 
  4. Use Loew-Cornell brush and Green Americana Frost Gloss Enamels to paint light coat around edge of plate to create rind. Let dry.   
  5. Apply a second coat just over the outer 1/2” of plate, so there will be pale green next to the red, then darker green on the outside edge. I used random brush strokes for a more “watercolor” effect on the finished plate. Let dry.
  6. I wanted the outer edge of the green to be more opaque, so I applied a third coat of glass paint.
  7. Cure/set paint following manufacturer instructions. 

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