I got this Beauty & Beast rose lamp with a little twinkly light string from Amazon a few weeks ago.
So absolutely adorable ♥♥
I wanted to make a B&B themed art piece to go with it and settled on a rose with the beast looking over it.
I looked up images of the rose and added a picture of the beast looking over it. This was going to be my template but I got distracted by other pictures and decided to add on more to the final piece (it was a pretty big glass frame after all).
This is how the final image turned out.
I split the glass into 2 sections, one with the beast looking past the rose and the other of beauty looking into the distance with a bookcase and stairs behind her.
What you need:
- An empty glass photo frame from the dollar store
- Permanent black sharpie and pencil
- A working printer
- Glass paints and a black glass liner (See product link here: Michael’s Glass Paints)
- Assorted multi-surface paints (if glass paints are unavailable)
What you do:
- Remove the glass from the frame carefully and clean it (gently rub with a soft cloth to remove dust).
- Add your image print out under the glass (I printed pictures of the rose and the beast and joined them by drawing a cloak using a pencil).
- Make sure the template is firmly in place under the glass and start to trace the template using the black liner (See link to one of my previous Boho Series’ posts on how to use glass paints: Boho Series: Recycled Lamps)
- For beginners, using the liner with precision can be difficult. You can use a brush to add the liner but this takes a lot of time and patience. You can use a black sharpie to draw the design on glass (see image of Beauty below). You can either let this dry and leave it as is or slowly add the liner on top.
- Once the liner is added, let it dry for 24 hrs. Now comes the fun part. You get to color everything in. I started with the rose and stem, in red and green respectively. Let the paint dry for 24 hours.
- I found out that most craft stores have discontinued individual glass paint bottles due to low demand so I had to resort to multi-surface paints which don’t work as well (they are not translucent and form a solid layer as seen in the beast’s face). I did the bookcase with assorted regular paints and Belle’s dress in yellow.
- I colored everything else in and used the sharpie to darken a few outlines.
- Once everything is dry (24 hrs), put the glass back in the frame over a white piece of paper for your colors to show through.
This is how I arranged the image behind my lamp. I love how the little lights illuminate sections of the image 😀