Americana Painted Mason Jars

6:00:00 AM

I painted my Mason jars in red, white, and blue
this morning and I discovered a trick while I was painting...

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I was inspired by the many Mason Jars and patriotic
projects gathered by Malia from 
including my very own

I began by painting my mason jars with one coat
of Old Ochre Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

and here is where the trick came in...

I painted the center of the jar with 2 coats and when
it dried I cut a piece of card stock long enough to wrap around
the jar and about 1 1/2" wide. 

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick www.homeroad.net

Using a pencil I traced a line above and below the card stock. 

I originally tried painters tape but I wasn't having much luck, 
the paint was coming off the jar under the paint. 

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick www.homeroad.net

 I painted the top stripe red and the bottom stripe blue using 
in Napoleonic Blue and Emperor's Silk

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick www.homeroad.net

When the paint dried I distressed the jars 
using 220 grit sand paper.

Americana Painted Mason Jars and a painting trick www.homeroad.net

These jars are beautiful and ready for the summer!

If you haven't painted Mason jars you should...
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® goes on smoothly
and sticks to the glass with no priming. 

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2 comments

  1. Beautiful job on the painted mason jars Susan!

    great tip about the card stock

    gail

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  2. Oh I love these! That's on my to do list, I want to make red, white and blue mason jars and fill them with some really cute silk patriotic flowers I found at Michael's. I pulled out the jars, now I just have to paint them!

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