Americana Painted Mason Jars6:00:00 AM
I painted my Mason jars in red, white, and blue
this morning and I discovered a trick while I was painting...
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.
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.
I painted the top stripe red and the bottom stripe blue using
in Napoleonic Blue and Emperor's Silk
When the paint dried I distressed the jars
using 220 grit sand paper.
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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