Paint my decorative garden fish!
June 16, 2014 4:44 AM Subscribe
I am usually pretty crafty but for the life of me can't figure out what kind of paint will suit my needs - semi-to completely permanent, will stand up outdoors year round, semi see-through, pretty colors, for glass.
posted by librarianamy to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Over a decade ago I bought at a craft fair, a decorative fish that has happily adorned our rose garden since his purchase. He's made up of two components, copper and glass. The copper has aged wonderfully, being the stake that goes in the ground and then tubing that has been bent around a round glass float that makes up his fish body. There are also copper fins.
When I first purchased him, the glass float/bubble was painted with lovely swirly blues and greens. But now he's completely clear. While still beautiful, I'd like to restore him to his former pride. I've looked at Michaels and Joanns, as well as some broad level googling, and can't figure out what I'm looking for. Most options seem to suggest the glass paint for fake stained glass (suncatchers), which will give me transparent, pretty, and for "glass" but I have my doubts about durability. Any thoughts?