Monday, March 23, 2009


Yesterday I painted the flower above at a free demo at a local craft store. I have always love the colored enamel charms I've seen for sale and thought it would be great to find out what paints they used to make them. I was assuming it would be some special hobby enamel paint like they use to paint model cars. Turned out it was even easier than I expected.

Here's the formula:
Cover any metal charm with one drop of acrylic paint mixed with three drops of Diamond Glaze. Paint the entire charm with one color and let dry (about 3 minutes). After that coat you can paint the acrylic paint directly onto the charm. When you're done with all the painting just seal the charm with a final coat of pure Diamond Glaze and let it set overnight to cure.
Above is the flower charm I made for free. I can't wait to try this at home on some other charms. Enjoy and let me know if you try this technique too!

1 comment:

leavesofgreen said...

I, too, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the info.