Written by: Cathy Carroll; Vintage, Paint and more...
A few weeks ago I went to the thrift shop to purchase some glassware
for several projects I had in mind to do.
You may remember that lot I brought home.
A lot of clear glassware.
Nothing spectacular but I had several ideas bumping around
in my head that I wanted to try.
So far I have shown you the following
These turned out much better than I dreamed they would.
I love the awesome ombre effect they make
and have used them a lot already.
Then I showed you this sweet little cloche
Oh my, how I love this little darling...
I had been wanting one for so long
I actually found another dome and made another one very similar to this one.
Now I have not one but, two of these little guys.
We are left with just these bad boys from that lot....
I have been wanting to try a technique I had been told about.
Mod podge and food coloring.
I had done the Elmer's glue and food coloring to get this effect
but, the problem with this is - it washes off with water.
A reader told me to try mod podge and food coloring and it wouldn't do that....
I poured some mod podge in a paper cup and then just added
food coloring - one drop at a time till I
got a color I liked.
(forgive the pics - taken while working - not great)
Then I just painted it on.
These are in different stages of drying and are quite cloudy during this process.
You can tell the one on the right is farther along in the drying process
than the other two
as it is becoming quite clear in patches.
Here they are all dry and looking quite pretty.
I love them especially the one on the left.
I love how the detail of the flutes really stand out now.
These are definitely finding a spot in our home and will add
to our decor.
Can't you just imagine them with a bouquet of beautiful flowers.
I love how a miss matched lot of clear glassware can
turn out so many pretty projects
What do you think - $6.00 for the glassware,
a little dab of paint I had on hand,
a very small amount of time
you can have all this....
I love how we can repurpose discarded items into
lovely pieces to use in our homes.
Have a wonderful day
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