Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni?

29 May

“When life throws a little talent your way, don’t throw it away.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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My good friend Miss Pat, the Cookie Lady, is always raving about the hand-painted wine glasses that I gave her as a housewarming gift. She loved the bluebonnet glasses and matching vase. But, when she mentioned a couple of weeks ago that she loved her yellow rose wine glasses and would really love a matching vase for yellow spring flowers, I was on a mission. Miss Pat does so much for so many people. Did I mention hundreds of cookies everywhere we go?

My philosophy is “Ask and ye shall receive.” Or something like that. So, a couple of weeks ago, I spent a few days painting not one, but several vases with yellow roses. The yellow glass paint is fairly transparent, so each rose and leaf required two layers of paint, with drying time between. Time consuming, but well worth the effort. They make perfect gifts.

I do most of my painting between the hours of 11 pm and 4 am. I’m a night owl. 🦉 The cookin’ part comes after the paint has dried and cured for a day or two. I bake the glass at 350 for 30 minutes. This helps heat set the paint for durability.

Miss Pat sent me a picture of her new vase sitting on her table, flanked by the matching wine glasses.

So, when I was invited to brunch this Sunday at Mr. Jerry’s house after church, I had a lovely vase. I stopped at the store and picked up some yellow roses. Great gift.

A little talent goes a long way. “Everything’s coming up roses.”

3 Responses to “Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni?”

  1. GP Cox May 30, 2019 at 10:55 am #

    After the painting is done, is there some sort of protective coating put on top?

    • toniandrukaitis June 1, 2019 at 6:57 am #

      I use Folk Art Enamel paint that’s made for glass. It air dies, then I bake in a 350 oven for 39 min and let cool in oven, then voila. Done.

      • GP Cox June 1, 2019 at 10:27 am #

        Thank you, Toni.

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