Krylon was sweet enough to send me a sample to try so that I could get out of the kitchen and trade my tomato sauce covered jeans for paint splattered ones! Sahhhhweet! <3
Below is the color scheme I’m envisioning for my office/craft zone. I want to add a few super bright accents like yellow, pink, or even lime green!
But, for now, lets paint the town something blue!
Frosted glass technique #1
This is the one you’ve seen all over the interwebs. Adding stickers or vinyl decals to glass with a few lights coats of frosted glass spray paint and viola! Super cute designs! The spray paint makes the craft 10x easier than glass etching cream and dries substantially faster – which is very important to me since I’m ridiculously impatient to touch things after I make them =) For this project, I had a lone votive holder under my kitchen sink that came down with an awful case of the chicken pox…
I love a good 5 minute upcycled craft.
Recycling is awesome, but re-using + re-purposing? Glorious!
Let’s take this same technique, and add a few surprises along the way =)
Clean glass thoroughly with soap and water and allow to dry.
Paint the inside of the glass with 2-3 coats of acrylic paint, allowing to dry between coats.
[Leaving the outside of the glass unpainted will give a faux enamel look]
Cover entire glass with blue painter’s tape.
Cut out your stencil and use a marker to trace the design onto the painters tape.
This was our favorite solution for dealing with the complexity of stenciling
a round object with a repetitive pattern. Paul and I are minor perfectionists…
This gave us the accuracy we craved! =)
After your design is marked on the painter’s tape,
use an X-acto knife to cut out the area’s you want to be fabulously frosted.
Next, peel the tape off to expose your design.
It was pitch black out by the time I finished this last step. Outside, or in a well ventilated area with a mask, spray a thin coat of Frosted Glass Finish onto the exposed glass. Apply 2-3 coats to reach desired opacity.
Once dry [approx 60 min later] peel off remaining tape and apply a thin coat of gloss varnish to the inside of your glass to seal off the acrylic paint and prevent scratching. You can also use a spray sealant if you prefer.
I love it!
But then I stumbled upon these silver vinyl stickers from Stampendous
and now I love it just a tad bit more.
I hate to play favorites, but it came out pretty awesome!
You have got to try this project – It looks even better in person =)
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