Powertex and glass
A quick image search on the internet for Powertex and glass will show you pages of beautifully decorated bottles and glasses. Anyone that has tried to wrap a bottle or glass with Powertex will know that it can be a slippery business! Some people find that on the smooth glass it can be hard to stop your fabric and embellishments from falling off before they set. It’s not difficult to achieve though and with a couple of tips you’ll be turning charity shop wine glasses into beautiful goblets.
Using Powertex with glass
Apply Powertex to fabric for wrapping glass in the same way as you would for any other project. It’s important not to over saturate the fabric. Your aim is to coat the fabric until it’s sticky to the touch. Try applying layers of Stone Art for a textured surface and using Powertex to glue embellishments and textures in place.
Prepare the surface
Giving the glass some texture is what’s needed. It’s helpful to leave the labels on bottles for example as this gives your Powertex something to cling to. However, a quick and easy way to add texture is to use pieces of masking tape.
Use the same idea on wine glasses. In this case I prefer to turn the glasses upside down, use tape on the stem and a little on the base. The upside down glass should not need any tape on the “bowl” where it could be seen from the inside.
These seasonal tumblers were only decorated at the base using a light fabric, in this case muslin. They did not require any tape at all and this means the inside of the glasses don’t have any ugly tape on show.
Have a go at your own wrapped bottle or goblets. They make a really beautiful gift too. Why not Powertex a bottle of wine to go with it, it doesn’t have to be an empty bottle!
I have a Quick Guide to Powertex on Glass in my Etsy shop if you’d like to make your own Powertex on glass creations. They make beautiful handmade gifts or to decorate your Christmas table.
If you are new to Powertex Universal Medium take a look at my “Crafting with Powertex” eBook for beginners. It has my top tutor tips to get you started on your own craft projects with your Powertex supplies and some basic techniques and ideas.