Screen print ink/ painting on bottles

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kgranger

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Anyone had any luck screen printing or painting logos on their bottles? All I am finding online are examples of inks and paints that require either high temp firing in a kiln to adhere the inks to the bottles, or using screen print ink and a clear coat on top afterwards. I don't have access to a kiln, and my hesitation with the clear coat is that it will leave an obvious film of gloss over the design. Any tips for the DIYer?

I wasn't planning on using a silk screen, or any sort of rig. I am just freehand painting on some small designs to select bottles. Not too worried about time efficiency, as this will just be for some specialty bottles for gifts.
 

SoulToast

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Acrylics work well on glass, and you can use a matte clear coat for protection of you don't want the gloss.
If you've got repeating elements, you can cut a stencil from thin plastic or card stock and sponge in the paint. Sorta like a silkscreen.

Nothing fancy either, I got really good results with Ceramacoat acrylics, and any local craft store should stock it (JoAnn, Michaels) Grab a stray bottle and slap some paint on it.
 
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