Black and White Trendy Wine Carafe

Black and White Trendy Wine Carafe

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 11th 2013

Black and white prints are one of the hottest trends this season, so when I was looking through my DecoArt Frost Gloss Enamels, I thought it would be a great way to bring this trend into our glassware.

Items Needed:

  • Wine Carafe


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I picked out a glass half litre wine carafe and went to town with my frost paints. First, I painted about ½ way up the carafe with the black frost paint, using the gloss enamels brush in long vertical strokes. I absolutely love these brushes; they are nice and soft, which came in handy for my next step, and flow really nicely with the frost paint which is a medium viscosity paint and flows quite fluidly on the glass.

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I sat back and looked at the piece, thinking it was lovely but thinking it needed some extra trendy element to make it really stand out. I grabbed my white frost gloss enamels writer and placed four sets of dots on the bottom third of the carafe. What I didn’t expect was the paint to dry and the peak of each dot to harden, almost like a spike. Now, this is a happy accident in my books because spike detail is another amazing trend taking centre stage these days and I am really excited to have a piece of barware that has both the black and white trend, as well as the spike trend.

While the black paint was just about dry, I went over the edges for about 2” with the silver and blended that into the black. I love the effect it gave; a slightly smoky look and it blends naturally into the glass…almost as if it was meant to be there.

The next part is the excruciating part; the four day wait. Allow your gloss enamels to dry on your painted surface over the next four days, then bake your creation in an un-preheated oven at 275 for 30mins. Now it’s dishwasher safe, ready to be used and displayed as a trendy piece of home décor!

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