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Poinsettia Glass Plate with Sandy McTier

By: DecoArt
November 10, 2020

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Poinsettia Glass Plate with Sandy McTier
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Looking for a new decorative painting piece perfect for the holiday season? Follow along with Sandy McTier as she shows you how to create this beautiful and festive poinsettia glass plate using DecoArt® Glass Paint™ and Glass Paint Markers™, now available online and at Michael's stores. Grab the instructions below or follow along as Sandy demonstrates on "Make It Artsy"!


Items needed:

  • DecoArt Glass Paint 2oz - Red
  • DecoArt Glass Paint 2oz - White
  • DecoArt Glass Paint 2oz - Green
  • DecoArt Glass Paint 2oz - Yellow
  • DecoArt Glass Paint Markers - Gold
  • DecoArt Glass Paint Markers - Black
  • Water basin
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rubber eraser
  • Blue painters tape
  • Paper towels
  • Palette paper
  • #12 or #10 flat brush
  • Liner brush
  • downloadable PDF pattern


1. Clean the plate with rubbing alcohol and let dry completely. Tip: Handle the edge with a paper towel to keep your finger prints off the design.

2. Print the pattern and tape to the front side of the plate with the design facing toward the back of the plate; tape in place.

3. Using the black Glass Paint Marker™, draw the entire design on the back of the plate

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4. Load one corner of the brush with red Glass Paint™ and add a touch of the green. Blend on the palette just on that one corner to soften the colors together. With very soft pressure, lay the paint at the base of the petal, up one side of the vein. Let dry completely. If you want to strengthen the look of the shading, repeat the step and let dry. Repeat step for all of the petals.

5. Load the brush with Red and a touch of White; mix on palette. With the brush on the edge of the petal, pull and quickly lift the brush to add the highlight on the edges of the petal. Repeat for all of the petals.

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6. Load the brush with red Glass Paint™ and paint the entire petal. Remember to use a soft pressure, handle of the brush is almost parallel with the plate as you lay the paint on. Let dry. Add a second coat if desired. The picture on the left is a picture of the back of the plate and the picture on the right is how it looks on the front of the plate.

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7. Dip the handle on the liner brush with yellow Glass Paint™ and dot over the black dot on the berries. Let dry. Dip the handle into the red and paint a dot over the yellow dot, circling the handle just a bit to make the dot a bit bigger than the yellow dot. Let dry. Below is a picture of how it will look from the front of the plate.

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8. Load the corner of the brush with green Glass Paint™ and add some red to the corner; blend on palette. Lay the paint in at the base of the holly leaves and up one side of the center vein. Let dry completely. Repeat if you’d like the shading to be darker. Paint the shading color in on all of the holly leaves and let dry

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9. Load the liner brush with green, yellow and white Glass Paint™ and mix on palette. Paint a highlight along the top of each holly leaf. Let dry completely

10. Load the brush with Green and Yellow and mix on palette to make a candy apple green color. Add a touch of White to the mix and thoroughly mix on the palette. Paint all of the holly leaves. If needed, paint a second coat after the first layer has dried completely.

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11. Dip the end of the paint brush into white Glass Paint™ and randomly paint dots on the plate as shown in the finished project picture. Let dry.

12. Using the gold Glass Paint Markers™, draw the scrolls/curlicues on both sides of the plate as shown in the finished project picture.

13. Clean up any paint outside the lines using rubbing alcohol and a rubber eraser tool. A Q-tip will work as well.

14. Allow to cure for 3 days. To make the plates top-rack dishwasher safe, place in a cold oven, turn oven on to 275 degrees Fahrenheit and allow the glass to bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn off the oven and allow the glass to cool in the oven until the oven is completely cool.

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Note: If you want to paint the design on glasses, simply reduce the pattern, place design inside the glass and outline the design. Follow the painting instructions above in reverse.


This demonstration was very informative and easy to follow. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing!


November 10, 2020

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