I was lucky enough to get to try out the glass paint markers from DecoArt. I have wanted to play with these for some time. I dove right into the product I received. I tested seven different colors.
The DecoArt website has the following to say about the markers:
DecoArt glass paint markers are designed for glass and glazed ceramics. They can also be used on porcelain and metal. Great for personalization, outlining or drawing. Available in 14 vibrant colors. Bake in oven for a durable, dishwasher-safe finish.
The back of the package had further instructions on use and baking for a durable finish. Let’s test them!
I grabbed an empty jar and a white porcelain plate. I drew lines on both in each color.
I thought the colors would appear different on different materials but really they looked very similar. So far so good.
I then doodled around on the opposite side of the jar. Getting a feel for how the markers work. I will say that you can see anywhere you stop or start. Also at times they seemed to “run out” of ink or leave a place that was not as pretty as I had hoped. Also these dry remarkably fast. That is great for smears or fingerprints. However, do not try to go back over the same area after it has dried even for just a few minutes. The results are NOT pretty.
Let’s test the “dishwasher safe” claim. I baked the jar according to the instructions. I then washed that jar in my dishwasher seven times. Guess what? It looked the same as if I had just painted it.
The DecoArt website says to use a soft cloth to wash your painted glass. A soft cloth worked great and the paint did not budge. But I wanted to test something a little stronger. I broke out my scrub sponge with a hard scrubbing surface. Yes it will remove your paint. Stick with the soft cloth recommendation from DecoArt.
Now it is time to have a little fun and create some great projects! I started with some plates. I free handed all of these. The beauty of having glass paint in a marker is that it is so easy to control. I did a pink zebra, gray faux bois, and a colorful vine and flower pattern. Any of these would be a great addition to a plate wall in your home. I will have some more pictures of these up on The Country Chic Cottage — come visit if you want to see more.
Next up I made a cupcake stand. You can read all about how I made this DIY Cupcake Stand over on my blog. I used these at my daughter’s graduation party and they were a huge success!
Last but not least I made a modern striped vase. This one is very, very easy. Head on over to The Country Chic Cottage today for the full instructions on making your own.
All in all I love the glass paint markers from DecoArt. They took some practice to get the hang of using them. Now I feel like I can tackle any project. These are perfect for using on items that you want to be dishwasher safe and retail for $3.99 each. This is fairly expensive for a paint marker, however the dishwasher safe aspect puts these markers ahead of the rest. I hope you will try some of these for yourself and love your projects as much as I love mine!
Disclosure: I was provided this product for review. All opinions are my own.
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