You know how it is: you see an idea for milk glass using spray paint on one site,
then a post on how to colour glass using Mod Podge on another site
and before you know it you are trawling your stash of Charity Shop purchases to see if you can combine the two processes creating a bowl that has been both Spray Painted and Mod Podged. Hmm.
In actual fact my inspiration was a beautiful clam shell bowl I saw a while ago on Mich L in LA’s blog, so when I found a cut glass bowl that had seen better days, I had a thought that I might be able to create a similar effect.
This is a several stage process.
Firstly, make sure your bowl is super clean. Lesson learned the hard way.
Then mix up some Mod Podge with food colouring and paint it as evenly as possible over the outside of the bowl and leave it to dry. Then put in a low oven (100C) for about ten minutes or so until the colour becomes translucent.
After a sensible period of time, spray the outside of the bowl in several light coats of white paint.
I had to tidy up a few edges where the paint had dribbled under the top of the bowl, and I don’t imagine that it would be a good idea to run it through the dishwasher but I am jolly pleased with my new-look fruit bowl. It tones rather well with the doily-covered Lazy Susan I made a while ago.