Elmer’s acrylic paint marker–bake to seal?

by DIY wedding planner on June 2, 2012


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I’m designing/painting all of my bridal party glasses for my wedding. I’ve seen tons of DIY ideas and they all say to bake it to seal it? But… I’m not sure what I bought is the same stuff that the other people used.
Has anyone baked this particular paint and did it work? If so, how long at what temp?

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rmbrruffian June 2, 2012 at 5:41 am

I just went to the elmer’s site and I cannot find any info on that either.
However; it seems that these markers are not for what you want them for. I doubt they would hold up. I could be wrong, though.
I would use paint markers made SPECIFICALLY for glassware, not craft pens.
Yes you will have to bake them. The instructions are included with the paint.
Pebeo makes paint markers specifically for glass. Pebeo vitrea paint is transparent so it will look like stained glass. I think this will look much better than the markers you are trying to use.
Pebeo also makes outliners that apply a raised line so that it looks like the lead channels that hold real stained glass. It comes in many colors and will give a much better look to your glasses than the elmer’s paint markers.
See links.

http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-supplies/19416_pebeo-vitrea-glass-paint.asp

http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-supplies/19417_pebeo-vitrea-relief-outliners.asp

Edit: I forgot to add, I don’t know how non toxic the elmer’s markers are or how permanent. Since they don’t actually say they are for dinnerware it could be they will leach chemicals into food or drink. And they may come off after a few or even the first washing.
Pebeo, being made for dinnerware is not going to leach chemicals and it will stay put and not chip or peel.

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