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Dollar Store Pumpkin Plate

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Once you learn how to paint glassware, you will fall in love with its creativity and simplicity. This fabulous Dollar Store Pumpkin Plate will inspire you this Halloween to create all sorts of unique crafts. Your party guests will wonder what decorating store you bought this from, and they will be shocked when you tell them that you painted it yourself. Only three simple materials are needed to create this Dollar Store Pumpkin Plate, and learning how to paint a plate will show you that you can create a plate for every season.

Dollar Store Pumpkin Plate
Dollar Store Pumpkin Plate
This image courtesy of cool2craft.com

Primary Technique: Painting

Occasion/Theme: Fall

Intermediate

Materials:

  • Glass plate
  • Glass paints – purple, black, orange, turquoise and green
  • Black puffy paint

Instructions:

  1. Choose a design you like and tape it face down on the front of the place.
     
  2. Turn the plate over and trace the outline of your image with the black puffy paint.


     
  3. Allow to dry.
     
  4. Paint in the sections with the glass paints.
     
  5. If you plan to do any shading or highlighting, you’ll want to do that first.
     
  6. You don’t have to be precise painting, if you paint over the puffy paint lines, it won’t show.
     
  7. You may need three or more coats to make the colors opaque.
     
  8. Paint black on the back of the plate after the colors have dried.  It gives it a finished look.

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