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RE: Painting on glass xmas bulbs


From: cen_aca_dp (cen_aca_dp_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 20:29:55 PST

I have painted on bulbs with plain acrylics with luck. Also, the Scribbles
puff paint works well. They can make swirls, stars, polka dots, holly, etc. We
always added a ribbon to the loop at the top of the bulb to dress them up.
Have fun!

Denise Pannell
Dfiance, OH

>===== Original Message From =====
>Greetings fellow teachers,
>I just had a teacher today donate about 3 dozen light blue, silver, and
>purple plain bulb ornaments for me to use. Each bulb has the silver end on
>bulb and a wire ornament hanger connected to it. It was great of her to
>them to me, and I would love to use them this year. I was curious if anyone
>has tried decorating these in the past at the elementary level? I am
>that regular tempra paint won't "stick" to the glass long term, I am thinking
>in my head that it would scratch off quite easily? Elmers would work if I
>wanted to glue anything onto the surface, right? Any tips from those of you
>may have done this in the past would be greatly appreciated.
>Patti in Toledo, OH