HAND DRAWN GRAPHICS ON GLASS - diy tutorial




THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE RIGHT JOB
I knew what I wanted to create but I didn't know quite how I was going to accomplish it.






I am a huge fan of Murdoch Mysteries, a Canadian TV drama
series set at the turn of the last century. For those unfamiliar
 with the plot, Constable William Murdoch is a Toronto 
detective who solves his cases using methods of detection
 that were new to the time. They shoot many scenes in the 
city morgue which has a great turn of the century look. When
 I was working on this next project I envisioned this cabinet 
in that setting with white vintage labeling on the glass. 

The answer turned out to be paint pens (seen below).
Of all the different pens I have tried for projects I found
these worked great for glass and they
are not too expensive at Michaels.


I TRACED THE IMAGE ONTO THE INSIDE OF THE GLASS DOORS

I printed my graphic in reverse with an ink jet printer.
I took the doors off the cabinet to work on them laying flat.
I cleaned both sides of the glass thoroughly before moving on.
I taped the reverse image onto the front of the glass door 
facing the glass. I made sure the pen was ready to go, there is 
full instructions on the packaging. You need to have 
confidence and just go with the flow once you start tracing.
I am right handed so I worked left to right, top to bottom, so
I did not smudge the paint. I used an entire pen on each door.

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Once both doors were finished and put back onto the cabinet 
I took a razor blade and touched up some of the graphic by 
removing little bits of the white paint between letters. This
 paint is also water resistant so you can wash over the paint 
with mild soap and water when needed.




Just think, the possibilities are endless!
PS - if you make a horrible mistake you can scrape it off with a razor blade

You can see how the grey driftwood paint finish was created 
here: https://bit.ly/2MqdVNe

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Stop into FIRSTFINDS HARDWARE STORE to see
if we have any vintage hardware for your next project.

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