Monday, May 16, 2011

How to Paint Your Own Turquoise Canning Jars

Very clever tutorial on making your own colored canning jars.  Pretty, pretty.  Complete tutorial at her blog.

Here you can see the difference between the clear glass and the painted glass. We were a little tentative with the color at first. They became darker as we went along.

The trick to this project is the paint. The instructions called to use Pebeo Vitrea 160 turquoise glass paint and thinner, which I could NOT find locally. I ordered it from Blick Art Supplies at

The instructions from Bridal Buzz were great. I also read through the comments from readers, who had tried this project, for additional tips and information.

The paint dries to the touch very quickly. 24 hours later the jars are baked for 40 min at 375 degrees.

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