Post # 1
I used a product called Vitrea 160, which is a transparent color for glass, in a shade called turquoise. I also purchased some thinner from the same product line, so I could get a really faint look. After scooping out a small amount of the turquoise color into a plastic tupperware container, I dipped my fan brush into the thinner bottle and then mixed that into the blue. That’s really all you need, and after I was finished, I realized I could have colored 5 more jars with the amount of turquoise I had left.
I flipped my jar upside down and placed it into another plastic tupperware container, then brushed the outside of the jar with the mixture in thin, even strokes from top to bottom. It looks a bit bright and cloudy at this point, but bear with me! You then have to let it set for 24 hours before you bake it in the oven for 40 minutes at 375 degrees F. After it bakes and cools, the majority of your brushstrokes should disappear, so don’t worry if it isn’t perfect! Once you fill the jar with water and flowers any small brushstrokes that may still be present will fade even more.
The best part of this project (besides the fact that it’s super easy) is that it’s cheap. The two bottles of Vitrea 160 were $8.00 total, and the glass jar was free.
NOTE: This project is best suited for use with flowers and water, rather than with candles. Any brush strokes that may be left over from baking the jar will be hidden by the water and stems.
Post # 3
Wow what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!
Post # 5
Awesome! Definitely will save me a lot of time from searching the antique malls for the old ones!