Anyone that has tried to wrap a bottle or glass with Powertex will know that it can be a slippery business! It’s not difficult to achieve though. With a couple of tips you’ll be making potion bottles, turning wine glasses into beautiful goblets and redesigning your mirrors!
Quick tips for using Powertex with fabric on glass
Preparing the surface
Clean off any dust or dirt and start with a clean, dry surface. This will help your Powertex to stick and stay in place.
If you’re decorating bottles, you can leave labels on. This gives a little texture for your Powertex and fabric wrapping to cling to. Of course you can remove them if you can’t hide them with your decoration.
Use small pieces of masking tape on smooth surfaces to create more areas with texture. Masking tape is your friend. It can be used in small pieces on the shoulders of bottles or the stems of goblets where it will be hidden. It can also be used to completely cover mirror edges if you want to create a frame. It’s not necessary to use tape but it can help.
Wipe away excess Powertex medium before it fully hardens. It will clean off glass easily for several hours but not when fully cured.
Goblets and bottles can be hand washed and rinsed but should not be submerged in water or put in the dishwasher. Powertex is water resistant after 3 weeks so wait until then before use.
Find out more
If you’d like to try a glass project you can find my Quick Guide to using Powertex on Glass in my Etsy shop. It has suggested supply lists, project ideas and an instruction for an altered bottle as well as more tips. If you’re a complete beginner, take a look at 10 things about Powertex!