Designed by Cindi McGee – Behind These Eyes™
These pretty Watercolor Watermelon luncheon plates are perfect for a summer luncheon on the patio! The semi-translucent effect of the glass paints, painted with random brushstrokes, reminds me of a watercolor painting.
- Clear glass lunch size plate
- DecoArt® Americana® Crystal Gloss Enamels™ – Red (www.decoart.com)
- DecoArt® Americana® Frost Gloss Enamels™ – Green
- Loew-Cornell® Simply Art™ Brushes (www.loew-cornell.com)
- Black Sharpie™ Marker
- Working on back side of clear glass plate, use black Sharpie marker to draw seeds as shown in center area of plate.
- Use Loew-Cornell brush and Red Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels to paint center of plate to about 1” from outer edge. I used random brush strokes for a more “watercolor” effect on the finished plate. Let dry.
- Apply a second coat of red. Let dry.
- Use Loew-Cornell brush and Green Americana Frost Gloss Enamels to paint light coat around edge of plate to create rind. Let dry.
- Apply a second coat just over the outer 1/2” of plate, so there will be pale green next to the red, then darker green on the outside edge. I used random brush strokes for a more “watercolor” effect on the finished plate. Let dry.
- I wanted the outer edge of the green to be more opaque, so I applied a third coat of glass paint.
- Cure/set paint following manufacturer instructions.