Reverse Painting on Glass

Welcome to another installment of ASK PLAIDIE LADDIE!

Plaidie Laddie, loyal Plaid pooch and one of our blog contributors, wants to answer your most burning painting questions. Every week he’ll pick a question out of his virtual mailbag and answer it (with a little help from me, since he only has paws). This week’s question:

“Dear Plaidie Laddie, I have a glass plate that I want to paint for serving food at a party.  I don’t think it would be good to put food directly on the paint though – is that correct?  How can I paint a plate that is food safe?” -Karen H. from Washington

Dear Karen, Great question!  Painted partyware is so pretty, but we here at Plaid don’t recommend placing food directly on painted items.  There IS a solution though – reverse painting on glass!  I found a tutorial for you by Cathe Holden of Just Something I Made for Living Locurto.  The tutorial is for reverse sign painting on glass, but the same method could be used for glass plates as well.  If you paint on the BACK of the plate, you can place food on the top of the plate without fear!  This tutorial uses Apple Barrel Gloss (which works well), and we also have a special paint formula made just for glass: FolkArt Enamels.  Whichever paint you use, you’re really going to enjoy painting on glass, and this tutorial makes it so simple.  Have fun at the party!  Save a biscuit for me!

Sincerely, Plaidie Laddie

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