DIY Enamel Painted Glass

Remember a few weeks ago I shared how to color glass & I mentioned how life-altering that experience was? Yeah, that was fun.

Well, it was so "life-altering" I almost forgot about the other coloring technique I promised to share with you all! Stingy, I know.

If you recall technique numero uno resulted in more of an opaque finish.
And even though the vase came out in the most beautiful color known to man-kind {I'm biased...I know}it was still a tid bit too "turquoisey" for the blue hue I was using in my new living room makeover.

I have a few of these same vases lying around so I decided to experiment & ended up achieving more of an enamel painted effect that I love too!

The process is pretty simliar to the opaque technique except instead of food coloring I used acrylic paint.

To get the look you'll need:
Glass Vase or Jar
Paint Brush
1 tsp of Mod Podge Gloss Glue
1.5 tsp of water
3-4 drops of acrylic paint {may vary & you may need to mix a few colors depending on the color you are trying to achieve}
After cleaning & drying your glass vase or jar stir all of your ingredients together.
 Then turn the vase on its side in a rotating manner until the paint/glue mixture has coated the whole inside of your jar.
Set the vase upside down on some paper towels in order to allow the access mixture to drip out.
Turn right side up & let jar air dry.
Now I realize that you can probably still get the same effect with out using the Mod Podge but I like how the glue caused some color not to mix well. This resulted in specks of darker blue through out the vase's color which looks quite nice if you ask me. Which you aren't, but I'm telling you anyways!
Phew....this living room makeover is about 90% done! I kind of got stuck on an obsessive search for a perfectly round sea grass basket with handles. Don't you hate when that happens? Like why can't I be as obsessed with ab crunches as I am with home decor shopping?

Is there an item you've wanted for your home that you've been stalking lately??


Regina of Live Delightfully said...

It's beautiful! And I love that little sneak peek of your living room! I can hardly wait to see the whole thing, and I completely understand what you mean about getting stuck on one obsession. Happens to me, all the time! :)

Michelle Paige said...

I needed your post last week. I tried painting my glass jars and had sort of a craft fail... I didn't add water and didn't let them dry long enough! Also-- the top lip of the jar looks terrible. Guess I'll have to try again.

Michelle Paige said...

By the way, your vase looks beautiful!

l said...

great idea! love it <3

Dara Wills said...

That is so pretty and it looks so easy! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

So great Jen! I love how it turned out! Such a pretty color! This is so versatile too. Imagine all the possible colors you could make by mixing different shades of paint! And I can't wait to see your living room makeover!

Sarah said...

I really love this, such a nice color!

I am with you on finding an item and good association with the crunches! Why arent I as obsessed with doing them as with wanting the effects??

Tonii said...

Oh man!! I LOVED the first technique...but I think I LOVE this one even more!! Thank you so much for sharing! I have fallen off the bloggin' bandwagon...but I am BACK and yours was the first blog I had to stop by :) You are amazing :)

Unknown said...

So pretty! I have been stalking outdoor decor with summer coming!!

Unknown said...

Very pretty! Love how that turned out!

Morgan said...

I love how this vase turned out! I'm going to have to try this! I am so excited for your living room reveal! I've been looking for the perfect coffee table to redo, I'm excited to find it and get started.

I'd love to hear from you!