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Baby Shoes and Birds Glass Container

Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels™

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Baby Shoes and Birds Glass Container

designed by Taffy Brooks

Perfect for the nursery or as a baby shower gift, this pretty glass container can be personalized.

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Learn more about Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels™.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels™

  • Black (DAGT02)
  • Blue (DAGT05)
  • Green (DAGT07)
  • Orange (DAGT06)
  • Pink (DAGT09)
  • Purple (DAGT08)
  • Red (DAGT04)
  • White (DAGT01)
  • Yellow (DAGT03)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • liner brush
  • masking tape
  • clear glass vase
  • soft bristle brush (No. 2 or a bit longer)
  • chopstick or toothpick

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Print off the pattern. Tape it to the inside of vase, facing out. Outline the shoes, birds, banner, and flowers using Black with a liner brush. Remove the pattern.
  2. Using a liner brush, paint the trim on the shoes Red.
  3. Using a soft bristle No. 2 brush, paint the straps with Pink mixed with a small amount of White. (Lightly spread the paint around using generous amounts.)
  4. Lightly dot Black with the tip of the liner brush to make buttons at the ends of the straps.
  5. Mix (1) part Pink with (3) parts White. Using a soft bristle brush, lightly dot the mix into the middle of each flower and spread the paint around using generous amounts. Let dry.
  6. When the flower middles are dry, fill in the flower petals with Green and a soft bristle brush.
  7. Mix a very small amount of Black with White to make light grey. Paint the inside of the shoes using a soft bristle brush. Let dry.
  8. When paint is dry, decorate the shoes using Purple or a color of choice. (I used a chopstick to paint dots.)
  9. Paint the birds with a soft bristle brush using Blue mixed with White. Paint the bellies of the birds with Yellow. Paint the beaks of the birds with Yellow mixed with a small amount of Orange.
  10. Fill in the banner between the birds with Purple and let dry. If desired, personalize the container by filling in the baby's name with Black on a liner brush.