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AMERICANA® GLOSS ENAMELS®

Gloss Enamels are multi-surface, gloss, acrylic paints that boast a smooth, thick consistency. They are available in opaque, transparent, and frost finishes. All of the Gloss Enamels are designed to be compatible with one another and come in a wide variety of vibrant colors.

  • Can be baked for a dishwasher-safe finish
  • Water-based
  • Soap and water clean-up
  • Non-toxic
  • Made in the USA
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Opaque Colors Available

GLOSS ENAMELS®

Multi-surface, opaque paint that adheres to glass, wood, papier mâché, plastic, resin, ceramics, and many other craft surfaces.

White
White
Natural Buff
Natural Buff
Sand
Sand
Light Buttermilk
Light Buttermilk
Baby Pink
Baby Pink
Royal Fuchsia
Royal Fuchsia
Vivid Violet
Vivid Violet
Razzle Berry
Razzle Berry
True Red
True Red
Tuscan Red
Tuscan Red
Napa Red
Napa Red
Coral Blush
Coral Blush
Bright Orange
Bright Orange
Bright Yellow
Bright Yellow
Primary Yellow
Primary Yellow
Antique Gold
Antique Gold
Citron Green
Citron Green
Foliage Green
Foliage Green
Hauser Medium Green
Hauser Medium Green
Festive Green
Festive Green
Avocado
Avocado
Hauser Dark Green
Hauser Dark Green
Baby Blue
Baby Blue
Desert Turquoise
Desert Turquoise
Indian Turquoise
Indian Turquoise
Calypso Blue
Calypso Blue
True Blue
True Blue
Purple Cow
Purple Cow
Lavender
Lavender
Dioxazine Purple
Dioxazine Purple
Milk Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
Black
Black

3D OPAQUE GLOSS ENAMELS™

Use this opaque gloss writer to easily add dimension to any craft project. Use for personalizing, outlining and simple dots or swirls.

White
White
True Red
True Red
Primary Yellow
Primary Yellow
Festive Green
Festive Green
True Blue
True Blue
Lavender
Lavender
Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
Black
Black

Transparent Colors Available

CRYSTAL GLOSS ENAMELS™

Brush on transparent jewel-tone colors on clear glass surfaces.

White
White
Black
Black
Pink
Pink
Red
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Turquoise
Turquoise
Blue
Blue
Purple
Purple
Brown
Brown

3D GLOSS ENAMELS™

Use these translucent writers to easily add dimension to any craft project. Use for personalizing, outlining and simple dots or swirls.

Crystal
Crystal
White
White
Black
Black
Red
Red
Green
Green
Blue
Blue

Frost Colors Available

FROST GLOSS ENAMELS™

Brush on this formula to get a translucent, frosted glass finish without the need for hazardous and harsh chemicals.

White
White
Black
Black
Pink
Pink
Red
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Turquoise
Turquoise
Blue
Blue
Purple
Purple
Silver
Silver
Gold
Gold

Metallic Colors Available

GLOSS ENAMELS®

Add shimmering accents to any surface with this brush-on formula.

Shimmering Silver
Shimmering Silver
Glorious Gold
Glorious Gold
Rich Espresso
Rich Espresso

3D OPAQUE GLOSS ENAMELS™

Use this opaque metallic writer to easily add dimension to any craft project. Use for personalizing, outlining and simple dots or swirls.

Shimmering Silver
Shimmering Silver
Glorious Gold
Glorious Gold

Glitter Colors Available

CRYSTAL GLOSS ENAMELS GLITTER™

Add sparkle and shimmer to any glass or ceramic surface with this transparent, brush-on paint with ultra-fine glitter

White
White
Black
Black
Crystal
Crystal
Pink
Pink
Red
Red
Orange
Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Purple
Purple

How to Use Gloss Enamels

GLOSS ENAMELS / CRYSTAL GLITTER / CRYSTAL / FROST

Shake well. Clean surface with alcohol. Apply 1-2 coats with a brush or sponge. Allow to cure 4 days. For a dishwasher-safe finish on oven-safe surfaces, place finished piece in a cool oven, set temperature to 275°F, bake for 30 minutes, then cool with oven door partially open. Not for direct contact with food. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Cleans up with soap and water.

3D GLOSS ENAMELS

Shake well. Clean surface with alcohol. Hold the tip slightly above your surface and squeeze with a consistent pressure. Allow to dry 4 days. For a dishwasher-safe finish on oven-safe surfaces, place in a cool oven, set temperature to 200°F, bake for 30 minutes, then cool with oven door partially open. Not for direct contact with food. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Cleans up with soap and water.

3D OPAQUE GLOSS ENAMELS

Shake well. Clean surface with alcohol. Hold the tip slightly above your surface and squeeze with a consistent pressure. Allow to dry 4 days. For a dishwasher-safe finish on oven-safe surfaces, place in a cool oven, set temperature to 325°F, bake for 30 minutes, then cool with oven door partially open. Not for direct contact with food. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Cleans up with soap and water.

Tips for Gloss Enamels

Use a light touch, and try not to apply too much pressure with the tip of the brush. Pushing down too hard will cause the paint to wipe off the slippery surface of the glass. Instead, use a light touch and allow the paint to flow off the brush, creating a pool of color. This allows you to create thicker, more solid coverage in one step. If you do need a second coat, make sure to let it dry completely first.

Avoid overworking or re-stroking wet paint areas too much, or you will end up removing the paint from the glass. Get in and get out of the area.

Use a hair dryer on a low setting to speed up the drying time if necessary. A fan can also be used. This can be especially helpful when working on cylinders or pieces with multiple sides.

Keep paint away from food surfaces and the areas that will come in contact with your mouth. Although the paint is non-toxic, you still don't want to ingest it.

Always blot your brush on a paper towel to dry it after rinsing in water. You don't want excess water to remain in the brush while painting.

All types of brushes can be used for glass painting, but can provide different results. Synthetic brushes tend to create visible brushstrokes. Soft, natural-hair brushes allow for more paint to be applied in one stroke, creating smoother coverage.

PREP, CLEAN-UP, AND FINISHING

Before painting, wash the glass in hot soapy water using a soft dishcloth. Price labels and stickers usually remove easily when soaked in hot water. Rinse any soap residue away with warm or hot water, then dry the piece with a soft, lint-free cloth or paper towel.

Handle glass carefully to keep it free of fingerprints, and use rubbing alcohol and a paper towel to remove any prints or smudges.

Clean up small imperfections in still-wet paint by using a wet brush, toothpick, or paper towel to gently wipe off the excess wet paint. To remove all wet paint from a surface, soak the item in warm water.

Correct mistakes in dry paint by using a razor blade to carefully scrape or trim off imperfections.

Allow the painted glassware to dry at least 4 days before use.

If you are combining two glass paint products with different baking times and temperatures, always use the lower temperature and time.

FROST GLOSS ENAMELS

Use a cosmetic sponge to dab on paint for best results.

Tape off stripes on a cylindrical form and dab on paint with cosmetic sponges for a smooth, high-end, frosted look.

Pair with Gloss Enamel Stick-on Stencils to create delicate, frosted graphics on desired glass surface.

3D WRITERS

To clear a clogged 3D writer tip, remove the cap and insert a toothpick from the inside of the cap to push the clog out. Be careful not to insert the toothpick from the outside in, or you will push the clog back into the bottle.

To create a finer writing tip, attach a 1" piece of cellophane tape diagonally to the writer tip, then place a finger on the part of the tip where the tape touches and rotate the bottle to create a tapered opening.

Hold the bottle's tip slightly above the surface as you work for best results and smoother lines.

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