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How to Paint Glass with Ceramic Paint

Have you ever painted glass? It’s much easier and more affordable than you might think. Let me show you how to paint glass with ceramic paint for your home.

Ceramic paint can be used on plates, glasses, vases, platters, or tiles. It’s designed to be a permanent way to add pattern, quotes, sayings, and designs to accessories in your home decor.

Affordable glass items from Dollar Tree are perfect for adding decorative surfaces. This easy tutorial will teach you how to paint glass with ceramic paint.

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Items for Painting with Ceramic Paint

Almost any item made of glass is a prime candidate for painting with ceramic paint. You can add color, design, and interest to a plain piece of glass with paint.

For this project, I used clear glass 7.5 inch salad plates from Dollar Tree. Beside glass salad plates, you can also use:

  • dinner plates
  • white plates
  • water, juice, wine glasses
  • vases
  • platters
  • trays
  • mirrors
  • glass in frames

A Quick Look at Painting with Ceramic Paint

Of course, you will need Ceramic Paint. This paint comes in 9 rich colors. For this project, I chose to use Black.

A Makers’ Studio No Bake Ceramic paint lays a rich, permanent color on ceramic and glass surfaces and it’s food safe!

What you’ll love about this product:

  • You can create custom dishes, vases, and glasses with vibrant pops of color (best on ceramic, porcelain or fine china).
  • It’s so easy! Just apply it to your surface with your favorite A Makers’ Studio stencils or freehand.
  • This medium is food safe and microwave safe.  For best results hand wash only.
how to paint glass with ceramic paint in black

Choosing Your Stencil Designs

In addition to your glass surface, you will also need the stencils of your choice. A Makers’ Studio has hundreds of tri-mesh stencils for you to choose from. They are washable and reusable. They are the only stencils that I use for my craft projects.

The range of designs runs from floral, birds, animals, typography, letters, holidays, and seasonal subjects. The designs have depth and intricate texture.

I chose to use 5 different stencil designs to demonstrate how versatile the stencils are. You can tell that I’ve used these stencils before.

These designs are from 5 different stencil packages, each having multiple designs:

chicken stencil on glass plate with ceramic paint
bird stencil on glass plate with ceramic paint
word dig in stencil on glass plate with ceramic paint
  • “L” from Alphabet 5 – everyone loves monograms and these are perfect for piece of glass.
L monogram stencil on glass plate with ceramic paint
BIble verse stencil on glass plate with ceramic paint

My Finished Stencils with Ceramic Paint

The ceramic paint is applied to the stencils just like ChalkArt and GelArt Ink. All you have to do is let the ceramic-painted designs sit for 12 hours. Then they are ready to use.

Here are my completed Dollar Tree salad plates with the ceramic-painted stencil design.

Aren’t these plates the cutest? It is easy to do with stencils and ceramic paint. You can use them in your plate settings because they are food safe and microwave safe. They will also make darling display items in your home decor.

Just be sure to hand wash them.

For more ideas on how to use ceramic paint, take a look at these projects:

Just think of the awesome projects you can make using any stencil design. This is a fun project for different seasons and holidays. For fall, Fresh Farm Pumpkins is perfect. I just used this stencil to make a yard art sign.

For Valentine’s Day, I shared How to Use Ceramic Paint for Valentine Decor.

Are you ready for some super cute holiday stencils? Here they are.

You will be amazed at the fabulous projects to inspire you.

Can you see how easy it is to paint glass with ceramic. paint? Be sure to PIN this creative project.

glass with ceramic paint and stencils
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