Anyway, I did try pouring acrylic paint onto glass, with some success.
I found some glass items (leftover from the time I did glass painting), and decided to use a flat coaster/candle stand, 2 tealight holders and 2 votive holders.
I upended everything and did 3 dirty pours and one pouring the colours separately. I tried to think about what the colours would look like from the "right" side!
Both votive holders were a disaster (dirty pours), and I hadn't considered what they would look like right way up with candles in them!
But the flat coaster turned out OK. This was another dirty pour, and I used too much black. I varnished the underside.
I've put a hot mug of tea on it, and the paint wasn't affected.
Some of the paint ran onto the underside of the lip. I have burned a tealight and that was fine too.
Again I varnished over the paint.
What have I learned? The paint needs to be really really fluid, with careful consideration of the colour combinations, which are better poured separately; particularly for these small items. I will have another go, as I've still got some glass things.
Another day trip last week, this time to Knebworth House in Hertfordshire; home to the Lytton family since 1490. Fascinating hearing about the family history spanning so many centuries.
Knebworth is well known for its festivals and concerts, the biggest music event in British history was Robbie Williams Live at Knebworth in 2003.
We weren't allowed to take any photos inside, but the gardens were lovely, and scattered throughout were some fabulous sculptures.
Great day out, apart from a bit of a nightmare journey home as the M25 was closed, so took nearly twice as long as it should!
Going to the annual RA Summer Exhibition next week (if it is not too hot!), so looking forward to that.