Painting mason jars with glue and food colouring…
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I noticed, when the hooligans were gathering their votives up to take home, that there were some areas on the jars tht had been painted with glue, but no tissue paper had been place overtop. When the dried, those plain glue areas gave the jars a frosted effect.
I figured if “frosting” a jar was that easy, I would try adding some food colouring to the glue, to see what would happen.
What you’ll need:
- clean, clear jars
- food colouring (I use Wilton icing gels)
- white glue
- sponge brush
What I did:
I started by thinning some white glue with a bit of water. I stirred that well, and then added a bit of food colouring. Wilton is my preferred brand of food colouring because of the vibrant colours they produce.
I used a sponge brush for this process. Apply your glue/colour mixture in a thin, even layer, trying to eliminate your brushstroke marks.
See this following photo? The coloured glue has just been brushed on here, and it’s still wet. When the pink jar dried, I could see brush marks. When the green dried, it was perfectly smooth, so shoot for the look of the green one when you’re brushing on your glue.Now let your jars dry (I left mine overnight), and be amazed at the beautiful frosted effect that takes place!
Remember, this is just glue and water, so your colour coating won’t be water proof. But they’re perfect for storing craft supplies, and they’d make a pretty addition to any desk if you filled them with pens and pencils.
Cute, aren’t they?
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