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Friday, January 25, 2013

Faux Sea Glass Painting

Good day my bloggie friends.
Hope you are having a great day...
I have accomplished so much today-
organizing and cleaning the kitchen cupboards....
A not so fun but necessary job.
When I posted about my winter mantle I realized I had never
posted about the painted glass
we did last summer.
Mix Elmer's glue with food coloring to paint onto anything glass to create a seaglass effect when dry. Now that's just cool.
Isn't it beautiful.
I first saw this on Pinterest and then my sister did.  
I knew I had to try it.
( I do not know the original source of the pin-
I tried to trace it back and came to a dead end.
So, if this is your original idea
let me know and I will be glad to give you credit.)
So, after I saw what my sister created I had to do some.
All you need is some food coloring,
Elmer's glue, and clear glass objects.
I put some glue in a paper bowl
then added food coloring to the shade of whatever color wanted.
Here, you can see I tried some blue.
This becomes fairly translucent when it dries so,
I found that we had to add quite a bit of food coloring to get the deeper colors.
This project is quite simple
I actually made it an afternoon grand kids project.
As you can see we gathered every piece of clear glass
we could find to paint.
we even did mason jars, bottles, candlesticks,
vases, small apothecary jars
whatever we could find.
It becomes quite addictive painting these
you will find yourself perusing your house for
anything you can possibly paint.
We mixed several colors of paint-
blue, green, pink and made a purple by mixing red and blue together.
You are only limited by your imagination. 
The youngest to the oldest can do this.
Here, Miss A is really concentrating on a small
apothecary jar she is doing in her favorite color - pink....
Even our guy got in on this fun project.
Here are a few of the pieces as they are drying.
The candlestick actually dried that very light blue.
It so resembles sea glass.
The only down side to this craft is -
you cannot wash these or get them wet.
The glue comes right off.
Here is a Dollar Tree vase I did that I have used constantly
since last July when we did them.
I love it.
The possibilities are limitless
( just think of all those jars, bottles, plain clear candlesticks you have sitting around)
the project is quick, budget friendly, easy and most of all fun.
My grand kids loved it.
They put all their glass projects to use in their rooms.
Think I have some jars I put away in the closet 
that could use a transformation.
May have to go check that out and get out all that food coloring
I found while cleaning out those cupboards.
You have a great day
get out there and create something awesome.


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  2. So pretty! I have been wanting to do something similar, I just can't find any of those candle sticks or even the vintage clear vases! This is a great project and I'd love for you to come share it at Inspiration In Progress!

  3. Wow, this project is so much fun!!!

    I've been wanting to make blue maison jars for a while now, but it needs glass paint and I couldn't find any at local Michael's....
    But this looks great too.
    I might try it with my kids:)

    Thanksfor sharing, Cathy!!

  4. I love the colors of your candlesticks. They do remind me of sea glass. Very pretty.

  5. You can spray with poly - should set it nicely.