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Glass Stained Tinted Jars

By: Amanda Formaro
April 30, 2014

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Glass Stained Tinted Jars

I happen to love the new Glass Stains from DecoArt, but wanted to try something a little different than the usual application. I've already made a couple of projects using these beautiful stains, including this Beach Flag Suncatcher and this Faux Stained Glass Mosaic Luminary.

Items needed:

  • Glass Stains 1oz - Yellow
  • Glass Stains 1oz - Orange
  • Glass Stains 1oz - Red
  • Glass Stains Transparent 2oz - Aqua
  • Glass Stains 1oz - Blue
  • Glass Stains 1oz - Purple
  • Glass Jars

Instructions:

Doing a stained glass type design on a jar would take forever due to the drying time needed for the glass stains. Because a jar is rounded, you would have to do one small piece at a time over a series of quite a few days. So instead, I experimented with some rough brushing.

What I mean by that is that I just kind of slapped the stain on the jar with a paintbrush, not truly smoothing it out or taking any care with the design. I wiped excess back and forth with the brush until it took on a slightly tacky feel.

Then I used another color and (again, roughly) added a few patches of alternating color. After a 24-hour drying period I am happy to report that I think they came out beautiful!

The glass stains come in quite a few colors, so let your imagination and creativity run wild!

If you would like a quick demonstration on how to use these fun glass stain paints, check out this vieo from DecoArt! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U01Rjs1GFJU

Be sure to visit Crafts by Amanda  for more projects and to learn more about Amanda Formaro.

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