There are just so many decorative possibilities with this technique! It makes the jar look sort of glossy and modern, but also kind of vintagey at the same time and the lettering on the jar ends up looking really neat. Now that I have learned your method, I think I'll do both ways and compare! Again, an uneven application leaves you with a more antiqued look, so imperfections are actually, well, perfect. A 3-way rotary switch on the socket controls the 100-Watt bulb. Nomad, extroverted-introvert and geek fo lyfe. If you would like to learn to rust fabric, click. Apply the crackle medium or glue to the glass rather sloppily with a foam brush; alternate between horizontal, vertical and diagonal brushstrokes, and allow the medium or glue to drip, thicken or sheer out as you work.
Set the item aside to dry until at least the next day. We held onto the hanging hardware in case we ever want this hung on a wall again. Which way is your favorite? Run a generous ring of glue around the top of your candlestick. I had to clean lines up with a q-tip and thinner. The edges of the die cuts extend past the heavier outside line of the embossing design. Make sure to cover your surface to protect it from rogue spray paint and wear gloves to keep it off of your fingers. If some of the leaf is too square looking just apply a bit more to give it a jagged edge.
If you like what you see. Choose a flat latex or acrylic paint for the top coat. This is the color that will show under your crackle. Culinary crusader, adventure advocate, kitty cuddler. Go see the table so you can see another way to use leafing. They also make great decorations for parties and holidays! Tear off a piece and place it wherever. Set the jar aside to dry for about 1 hour.
Sometimes you need a nice antique mirror to finish off your mantelpiece or over your bed. A solid, even coat of this product makes the crackling look unnatural. The thickness of the paint determines the size of the cracks. The second method doesn't use crackle. Allow the ink to dry. Thank you for such beautiful inspiration! For a sparkly finish, sprinkle Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter onto the wet paint on the jar.
Â I gave them as a gift and my friend loved them. Crackle painting works on many different surfaces and materials, such as ceramic and canvas. Do not go back and forth with your brush, you will drag the glue layer. It occurred to us that a dark background behind the mirror would sell the pitted tarnish of an old silver mirror. I am going to find the right globe and hit it with this. Cyndy Sharing this post with: Hi Jane! Affiliate links, like the ones in this post, help make her real money so she can keep rocking life, broke-ass style. He has given me eyes and hands that love power tools and panache to turn old junk into new funk! Wipe off the excess as you go.
Oh, and apple cider vinegar instead of white? If you want your gold completely solid, you will want to allow the second layer to dry another two hours and then add a 3rd layer. I've been eyeing lots of different decor accessories in the style of antique mercury glass as of late — this trend seems to be everywhere and I have to admit I've gotten a little sucked into the idea of a mirrored glass bedside lamp or even a bedside table. The mirror spray seems to be pretty fragile, so you'll want it protected by the glass plus the directions say so. However I cannot guarantee that. I recommend using a narrow foam brush and for your first coat, just brush on in one direction a thin layer.
I am a 47 years young mama of 3, wife of 22 years to one stellar feller, part-time audiologist, and humble daughter of Christ. Suitable for use on almost all surfaces, Crackle is ideal for minor interior decorative projects. The color will look transparent, but once the gold is added, the finish turns much more opaque. If the ink on the felt gets too muddy, discard the used felt and adhere a new one to the applicator. Your top coat should have a flat or matte finish, which appears more saturated than semi-gloss or satin. Before applying spray on an inconspicuous area to ensure compatibility and suitability. This is an especially good idea if your item is a frequently used piece of furniture that you want to protect.
Let it dry upside down between coats to distribute all the extra paint from the bottom of the jar. The depth of crackle can be controlled by building up layers of top-coat. Paint Mason Jars to Look Like Mercury Glass This style of jar painting is really stunning and takes almost no effort, even though the end result is super fancy looking. Cut from the hole around the top of the can to remove the top. Even yellow and orange can contrast enough if the values light or dark are different. These pictures are maybe 10 minutes apart.
Since our hanging hardware attaches to the frame directly, we don't need to be worried about the tape taking the weight of the mirror. I bought several different colors. Seal all porous surfaces prior to the application of the base coat with Valspar Premium Primer. Honestly, it is just a matter of personal preference and trial and error. Apply the inks to the glass by pouncing the inked felt randomly over the surface. Not thick enough to run and drip but still, get a good coat of glue on there.
Put on any protective gloves or masks you wish to use and let's get started! Clear Bubble Glass Table Lamp Elegance and chic at its finest the Beverly Elegance and chic at its finest the Beverly Table Lamp stands 25. Perhaps I am not letting it dry long enough? Here's what I was working with —a glass mason jar, milk bottle, ridged flower vase and a smaller round votive type candle holder. Let that glue sit for about two minutes, then attach the candlestick to the bowl. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool. I like to add my third or fourth layers without re-inking the felt. Â I have never had any issue or malfunction with any thrift store lamp that I have purchased. Would be really evocative in the right project! After the Glossy Accents is dry or nearly dry, use a foam brush to apply Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint over the glass.