Project Gallery - Screen Printed Drinking Glass
EZScreen DIY Screen Printed Glass Drinking Mug
Screen printing on glass has more of a learning curve than screen printing on fabric. But once you get the technique down, the possibilities are endless!
I created a St. Patrick's Day design for a glass drinking mug and made the stencil with >>these directions<<
I found this awesome glass beer mug at Dollar Tree for $1. I prepped the glass by cleaning it with alcohol to get rid of any grime or dirt.
I mixed half DecoArt Americana Opaque 3D Acrylic Paint in green with half Speedball screen printing ink in green. When glass enamel or acrylic paints are mixed with Speedball, it lessens the chance of the print having bubbles or bleeding.
I sprayed the back emulsion side of my stencil with repositionable tacky adhesive spray (Aleene's tacky spray worked best). This step is very important, otherwise the paint may bleed under the stencil if 100% contact is not made. I positioned the stencil on the glass and rubbed out the air bubbles.
Using an artist brush, I applied the glass paint making sure to cover the entire design.
After printing, I immediately washed off the stencil. Acrylic paint dries much more quickly than screen printing ink so it's very important to wash the screen right after.