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Hibiscus Cheese Dome

Americana® Gloss Enamels™

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Hibiscus Cheese Dome

designed by Donna Bush

Give your table a tropical shine with this cheese server encircled with Americana Gloss Enamels.

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Learn more about Americana® Gloss Enamels™.

SUPPLIES

Americana® 3D Opaque Gloss Enamels™

  • Black (DGEW67)
  • Lavender (DGEW34)
  • Primary Yellow (DGEW201)
  • True Blue (DGEW36)
  • True Red (DGEW129)

Americana® Gloss Enamels™

  • Bright Orange (DAG228)
  • Bright Yellow (DAG227)
  • Calypso Blue (DAG234)
  • Festive Green (DAG230)
  • Royal Fuchsia (DAG151)
  • True Blue (DAG36)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • glass cheese dome

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Clean glass before painting. Wash in warm soapy water, rinse, and dry well. Optional: Clean glass with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Allow to dry between painting steps.
  3. TECHNIQUE: Same technique is used on each flower and leaf. Work one petal or one leaf at a time for best results.
  4. Following color suggestions below, paint flowers and leaves with Americana Gloss Enamels. Let dry.
  5. PETALS: Following color suggestions in step 8, use contrasting colors of 3D Opaque Writers to place bead of paint at petal base. Immediately use brush to drag/pull 3D paint onto petal toward outside edge.
  6. LEAVES: Following color suggestion step 9, repeat Step 2, moving from center of petal or leaf toward outside. Placement of True Blue and Primary Yellow 3D will indicate shading and highlighting. Refer to photo for color placement.
  7. Remember to drag in direction that flower petals and leaves actually grow. For instance, angle leaf strokes from leaf edge to leaf center on each side. Once all petals and leaves have been painted and let dry, use 3D Black Opaque Writer to outline and add embellishments.
  8. Color suggestions (flower basecoat color/3D center): Bright Yellow/Red & Orange; Royal Fuchsia/Red; Bright Orange/Red; True Red/Lavender; Calypso Blue/True Blue & Lavender.
  9. Color suggestion (leaf basecoat color/3D outside edge/3D center): Festive Green/Bright Yellow on one side/True Blue on opposite side

HELPFUL HINTS

When working with rounded, clear glass surface, cut small slits or notches from edges of pattern so it will lie flat against surface. Place pattern inside glass and secure with small pieces of tape. Pattern can be easily seen through glass and be repositioned wherever needed.

Follow paint label instructions for dry times and baking.

As glass domes come in a variety of styles and sizes, pattern for one leaf and one flower can be repositioned to fill surface rather than trying to make overall pattern fit surface.