Tag Archives | paint

Comparison | Painting Mason Jars

Painting-Mason-JarsMason jars are very trendy lately, and painting them has been catching on as well. But they aren’t the easiest surface to work with…how do you know what to use? I decided to buy a box of pint mason jars, experiment with various paint mediums, and share the results with Craft Critique’s readers to find out!

After experimenting over the course of doing this project, I learned a few tips that help to improve the results when painting mason jars.

The first thing I learned was that priming the jars can help with both the application and the final appearance of the paint if you are using an opaque paint (obviously for a transparent color, the priming would show). I used Krylon ColorMaster Primer in White to prime most of the jars that I painted below, placing them upside down on a scrap piece of 1×2 and standing outside to spray them. Then I propped the 1×2 against the side of my desk while the jar dried. One coat of primer was sufficient to provide a base for painting over. Continue Reading →

Project | Wall Canvas with Hazel & Ruby

My studio has a whole ton of stuff in it, but until now, very little that could be called decór. The room was all function, function, function. I’ve been wanting to change that for awhile, and I decided to start with a canvas for the wall!

Live Work Create CanvasHazel + Ruby has a new product line that looked like it makes creating a decoupage canvas idiot proof. Since I had only made a canvas once before in a class, I really put it to the test! Continue Reading →

Review | DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint for Glass

Americana chalkboard paint for glass

Theres no disputing that chalkboards and chalk art are trending in a big way throughout the craft industry. Today I gave DecoArt’s Americana Glass Chalkboard Paint a trial run.

I have painted regular chalkboard paint on glass before and it did fine until I tried to wash it and then it started to peel. So when I was asked to give the paint specifically for glass a go I was eager to see how it help up.

I decided to paint a variety of small glass condiment jars. I did mask off a rectangle area with masking tape. Continue Reading →