I have gone crazy with these flowers and love painting them with glass paint. I have even gone to a few craft shows. Just a beginner but have a lot of fun doing it!
Here is a link that might be useful:
what an ingenius idea,paint your plate flowers!! Then you can have any color flower you want. Very smart thinking! Love the idea. your flower is very pretty. Post some more pics if you can, would love to see them. Thanks for sharing. Just one more idea to keep all of us busy. Such creative people we get to meet on this forum.
Thank you, these are so fun to make and you are right the glass paint lets you use a clear plate and make it whatever color you want!
Oh my gosh!!! The second one is even prettier!! I love it!. How does the glass paint hold up in the sun? Here in AZ the summers are scorching hot. I guess I could make sure I put it in the shade. I am so glad you shared your idea. I am sure many of us will be trying it. Hope you do not mind if we copy it. It is such a cooooool idea.Thanks.
I use a Pebeo glass paint from Michael's Craft store, many colors! I then bake the plates for about 40 min. at 350 and that sets in the color. I live in Florida and mine have been in the sun and doing fine for over a year now.
I have a website on Etsy if you want to get more ideas!
pollywilson - Your flowers are beautiful. You have taken a good idea and made it great. Thank you for sharing. - Marylee
Great job! Those have wonderful colors in them! Thanks for sharing with us.
Your flowers are just beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration......and back to the thrift shop I go!!!
Love them and thanks for the painting glass tip!!!!!!
totally new to this forum - so that's a plate, saucer, and glass on a metal stick? What do you glue it with?
Lovely plate flowers!! Glad you are having fun & selling some too. Welcome Tinae101 I think if you go to old post there is quite a bit on how to make the backs & glue to use. I think GE silicone II is best one to use-fresh not old. You may find some posts are missing from about Aug-Nov. I went to find the potting bench I painted from old headboard & it is gone so they lost a lot of posts about time everyone was doing them. I think purplemoon has some in the Inspiration Album but I don't know how to attach link- help!!! Jan
I love your Hand Painted Flowers, actually saw them at Etsy too and sent the link to a few people I know. I love making plate flowers and totems, but on hold until it gets a little warmer.
Thanks for sharing.
GreenSuzq2 (old GreenSuzq wouldn't let me in)
Gorgeous! I have been debating about doing this, but haven't had the funds to get the paints or to make the one hour drive to the store.
I have that exact same back plate in the first pic, but wasn't thinking about painting that one, but I just might now. I just used the matching bowl on a totem. I knew I'd wish I wouldn't have done that. LOL!! thanks for the inspiration!
Wow! That second one is stunning! Baking the color on probably makes it last outside. I may have to try this.
tina, welcome! I did a tutorial on my blog, which part one is linked below. i have to warn you I did great gory detail so its in 2 parts. To get to the second part, go to the top of the blog and select tutorials from the list. There are only 4 so its not hard to scroll down to the plate flower part 2.
Garden craze came up with the spoon idea which I use in my tutorial, but she has gone on to forks.
Here is a link that might be useful: Plate flower tute on Concretenprimroses Blog (part 1 of 2)