Is it really November? Well then, for those of us in design and decor it’s once again time to get ready for the festive holiday season! Since I style and shoot for a couple of different magazines freelance I actually have done that several times already the last couple of months, and thought I would give you a head start with a popular blog post that I did from last year…revised.
Add a bit of aged silvering and you have something really special and inexpensive to put up on the mantel…or make a few and display on a sideboard or create a centerpiece on your dining table.
I’ve done this technique for several years now, so I’m using the instructions and some photos from yet another previous post that I shared on turning windows into mirrors. It’s all the same, so no worries.
- Clear Mason jars…these are new from the craft store
- Can of Krylon’s Looking Glass Spray Paint
- Black acrylic craft paint
- Sponge pieces
- Flat cotton puffs (like you use for your make up removal) Paper Towels
- Gold and/silver acrylic craft paint
- Spray bottle with mixture of 1/2 white vinegar to 1/2 water Spray sealer
With your sponge rub off areas of the paint where you want the piece of glass to look distressed. Since these are jars you will be doing that on the outside of the jar where the painting was done.
Dab cotton puff into black acrylic craft paint and start sponging on the areas where paint was removed.
I have also used gold and silver craft paint in the past to achieve a more mottled look of colors behind the glass…so this is an option if you want to try.
Use a spray mister with some white vinegar or diluted white vinegar with water and spray on the glass paint while still not completely dry. This will produce little droplets and I like that look.
Optional but recommended: Allow 24 hours to dry and then spray with a clear sealer to protect your piece.
You can also use with battery operated candles if safety is a concern.