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Thanks for the replies. I have done a little more research/searching and came upon Plaid brand FolkArt multi-surface acrylic paint at Joann. It came in a "Vin" burgundy color which looks perfect!

The instructions include very brief hints on painting on glass and direct you to the plaid website for more information.

I've done a test application with a brush which clearly will require several coats. I may attempt the fill and roll (after some thinning) method to try to cover the surface. I'll report on the results.

BTW, the paint can be cured in a regular oven (or left to air dry for 21 days !) .

Here are some links:

Curing: https://plaidonline.com/articles/how-to-......projects

Painting on Glass 101: https://plaidonline.com/articles/painting-glassware-101
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Interim report.

I did a test poor on a stemless wine glass with the Plaid brand Folkart multi-surface acrylic paint (without adding thinner). Rather thick, but it laid on nice and solid. I will probably need the whole 2 oz bottle to coat inside of my actual project glass via the pour and swirl approach to coat inside surface.

Note to Michael: So far, it looks like this paint can be used for coating the inside of a bottle for the Chinese Prayer Vase.

The next hurdle is getting a straight line of masking tape at the top of the glass, as the wine glass is a conical section near the brim. I found a way of marking a straight line on the outside of the glass with a leveled dry erase marker then tearing small pieces of masking tape and aligning them on the inside at the dry erase line. I read that small pieces of electricians tapes is best rather than the painter masking tape -- which is what I'll do on my "hard to find" perfectly sized wine glass.

I should also probably attempt an oven cure on a piece of scrap glass first!

Wish me luck! If successful I'll post a photo of finished apparatus!
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I finished the prop and presented it at the January magic fellowship... it was well received.

Here is the finished painted glass on the left. I used electricians tape cut into trapezoidal pieces to conform to the glass curvature. I think I'll stick to masking tape next time -- the paint bled a little under the tape, but was easy to repair. Next time I'll thin the paint just a little as it was very thick and hard to get to coat. It moved oh so slowly in thick globs! After paint dried it was easy to cure in the oven. Placed glass in oven, set temp to 350 C. Allow glass and oven to reach 350 together. Leave glass in oven for 30 minutes to cure. Then turn off oven and let glass and oven cool down together.

The set of props cost maybe $6.00 total. Candle cylinder and serving tray $2.00 at Dollar store. Paint 2.49 at craft store (with discount coupon). Maybe $1.00 for the corrugated card stock for the red tube and a little bit of decorative tape for trim on top of the candle cylinder. Glass of "wine" is only gimmick.

Here's the promised photo.

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On Jan 5, 2019, docguitarman wrote:
... Placed glass in oven, set temp to 350 C.
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Just noticed I type 350 C ! That is supposed to be 350 F ! The scientist in me got the better of me!
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Just now seeing this. Thanks for the photo and info.
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