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Four Seasons Wineglasses with Birch Trees

Americana® Gloss Enamels™

Four Seasons Wineglasses with Birch Trees
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Four Seasons Wineglasses with Birch Trees

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Toast the change of season on these wineglasses painted with birch trees of Americana® Gloss Enamels™.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Gloss Enamels™

  • Bright Orange (DAG228)
  • Dark Chocolate (DAG65)
  • Hauser Dark Green (DAG133)
  • Hauser Medium Green (DAG132)
  • Indian Turquoise (DAG87)
  • Lavender (DAG34)
  • Tuscan Red (DAG265)
  • White (DAG01)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels (and/or rag)
  • rubbing alcohol
  • wineglass (set of 4)
  • paintbrushes (including one with strong bristles)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Wipe all the wineglass surfaces with rubbing alcohol before painting.

  1. Paint all the stems White.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Extend the White stems up around the glass into a tree, leaning the branches to the right. (A tree can be made with simple lines and "V" shapes for branches. Be sure to leave about 1/2" at the lip of the glass unpainted for functionality.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Add birch tree lines with Dark Chocolate. (This is done with simple line hatching, clustering some in areas for variety; see photo.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Choose which glass you want to represent Winter and add White splatter. (Splatter is done best with a brush with strong bristles: load the brush with White; hold it about 1" away from the surface; and, using your finger, pull the bristles back so the paint splatters forward.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. On the wineglass chosen to represent Spring, add Lavender polka-dots to the stems in a shape similar to a grapevine or wisteria tree, cascading the polka-dots down. (Use the handle end of the brush to create the polka-dots by dipping it in the paint and tapping it on the wineglass.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using the same method described in STEP 5, add Indian Turquoise polka-dots, overlapping the Lavender dots in areas.
    Step 5 Example
  7. On the wineglass chosen to represent Summer, add leaves with Hauser Dark Green: Use the handle end of a paintbrush to apply the leaves using a technique similar to adding polka-dots, but after adding the dot, slightly drag the paintbrush handle out to add the point of the leaf.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the same method as described in STEP 7 to add Hauser Medium Green leaves, overlapping the dark green leaves in areas.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Using the same method described for the Summer wineglass, add Tuscan Red leaves to the Fall glass.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Add Bright Orange leaves, overlapping the Tuscan Red leaves in areas.
    Step 9 Example
  11. On the bottom of each glass, add a cluster of leaves or flowers using the same method described above. On the Winter glass, add a few Dark Chocolate leaves and then splatter over it with White to create a snowfall effect.
    Step 10 Example