Creative Painting

which I thought I'd share after reading Elizabeth's post on Creative Urges.  I love crafting... seriously love it.  Yes I love to crochet, sew & knit, however, I love dabbling in other creative craftiness too.  Everyday I have creative urges that keep me busy and crafty happy...lol

My Saturday morning was quietly spent dabbling in ... glass painting. I have accumulated many vases over the years and some have found new homes, some remained waiting to be repurposed.  Since, I love burning candles, painting a glass vase to house a scented candle was perfect.  Candles are perfect for subtle lighting, especially during the cooler season and after a hard days work, add a glass of wine to the mix and the mood is set for relaxing the evening away.

Glass paint: PermEnamel Paint
Rubbing alcohol
Stencils (optional)

I started with a floral sticky stencil, but after doing 2 of them the stencil became a hot mess, despite cleaning it with alcohol.  Thereafter, I free-hand, which included a lot of wiping off and re-painting, but after a few hours, I had it under control and went with the flow.

With a glass of wine at the end of a lovely saturday, I enjoyed sitting in my livingroom and enjoying the ambience and decor.

DIY Links from Inspirational Crafty Bloggers:

The Johnston's
The Blooming Thread
Salvage Savvy
Style Me Pretty
Rooted in Atascocita
Paint Me Plaid


Adelaide B said...

Looks fun!

Lori said...

Very pretty job.

Clio said...

How fun! I know what you mean - so many crafts, so little time!

del said...

Ooooh, I love it. You are definitely multi-talented.

Adrienne said...

Oh looks like it would be fun!

Monique said...

Very nice. At first glance a few at the top reminded me of the little guys swimming towards the eggs. LOL!

Anonymous said...

You are so multi-talented!

Irene said...


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

That came out very nicely. I have all kinds of vases around. I think I'll give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila said...

Thanks everyone.

@ Monique, you are hilarious, but so right.

syl said...

Is there no end to your genius?:) Beautiful