Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Painting Blue Mason Jars

I know, I know, it's been done...

As a matter of fact I saw it done by Jen on 
My Greenbrae Cottage

and I saw the great handles by Kierste at
Brown Paper Packages

so I'm combining all the "know how" today...

They are so beautiful that I just had to try it....


So here goes...

I started by making a copper wire hanger for the mason jars...
(I removed the wire before painting)


I used Vitrea glass paint in turquoise blue. I used just a dot of color mixed with about 5 times as much thinner.


I gave the jar a very light coat with a fan brush, 
trying to brush away any streaks.

I baked the jars at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.


When the jars were cool I re-attached
the copper handles...


Note: Streaks are very hard to avoid.
 I tried using a rag to paint the color onto a few jars 
but the results were the same. 

In my opinion, streaks add character.
:)

I think the jars look beautiful!
Thanks for the inspiration and the great tutorials ladies!



Give it a try and have fun! Try purple too!

I also noticed that Jenn at Clean and Scentsible
did the same thing too but she used a rag and her jars have NO streaks and are a beautiful light color!.... 
I'm going to have to try the rag!

Susan



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21 comments:

  1. WOW...even though I've seen it before...lol...yours came out perfect...LOVE them and the copper wire is teriffic!!!....come on over for a visit....xo, Mariaelena

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  2. Where have I been, I've never seen this done. But I enjoyed all of it.
    Good job,
    Lisa

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  3. Oh, I like them! Anything involving these jars and I'm yours!! And I'm liking your Streak Chic too - it somehow makes them look all the more vintagey.

    Thank you so much for linking up to my Summer Loving link party today.

    Sarahx

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  4. I agree, this has been done before but your results are very very pretty! I like how you used glass paint as well-- it is a great look.

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  5. Stopping in from Sarah's summer loving party. I had no idea one could do this with mason jars...very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial. The jars are gorgeous and I love the copper handles...perfect finishing touch!!!

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  7. This is so clever! Your jars are beautiful. And they can be so hard to find.

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  8. I would never had known it was glass paint, great idea, think I might have a go at that myself :) x

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  9. I too think I am gonna have to try this! They look great!

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  10. They do look pretty , Susan, such a lovely color!

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  11. Oh I have been DYING to try this. I've seen it all over blogland and now you've talked me into it. I am so glad you talked about the streaks. I would have been really frustrated if I wasn't expecting it. Lisa~

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  12. They look great with the copper wire. Nice.

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  13. I LOVE this idea! I think your jars turned out such a gorgeous blue, and very much like the vintage aqua jars! {In fact, at first I thought they were!} You did an incredible job on them, and I can't see any streaks. :)

    I hope you have a lovely night!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  14. I love the way the light plays with the painted glass. Very pretty colour.

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  15. Love the turquoise color, so fresh and summery. Those wire hangers are fab. Makes the candleholders so versatile!

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  16. These are so CUTE! I must try this...you did a great job!

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  17. Very fun summery project.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  18. Hi Susan
    Lovley Hydrangea :)
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    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  19. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this! I have some 1/2 gallon jars that need a some blue love.

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