Monday, October 8, 2012

Painted Candle Jars (completed)

Well I'm through painting candle jars, you can visit here to read more.  First let me say they weren't difficult to do but between work, studying and other home duties I find I only have maybe 1 - 2 hours a day to get any painting done.

This is what I started with 






I used homemade chalk paint (white) for the base coat.  There are so many recipes out there for homemade chalk paint but I decided to try this recipe from I Heart Nap Time.  For this project I made approx a quart of white homemade chalk paint.  I took about 2 TBS white chalk paint and added about 1 tsp acrylic paint for each of the color.  This beats making large amounts of paint for small projects, plus it leaves me with plenty of paint to play around with for other projects.

For this one I used white chalk paint as a base coat, Gold Metallic paint 2nd coat, and Kelly Green 3rd coat.  I then sanded and later waxed it with miniwax paste finishing wax.

















I finished it off with burlap & beads.














On the other jar I used homemade chalk paint (white) for the base coat & Kelly Green 2nd coat.  I decided to use gold foil (I'm experimenting with).  I'm learning not everybody is fond of the distress look  ;-).   I later sealed it with shellac.












I then wrapped with torn strips of sheer, tied off with raffia decorated w/beads.








So here are all of my little painted babies ;-)







Wrapped and ready to go...




Have fun and don't forget to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

15 comments:

DallyGirl said...

Those turned out really fun Sherry!

Sherry said...

Really pretty! I love the distressed look. Looks like a fun project.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

So pretty! The first green one is my favorite, but they are all lovely.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Sherry those are fabulous! I love the gold peaking through! I have never used the gold foil. Was it pretty easy to use? Love the embellishments too!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Sherry, you are unstoppable. They all look so great, I can't even decide which one I like the best :)

JoKnows said...

Nice work, Sherry! And from humble beginnings. You really do have a great eye for potential!

huda said...

wow it's awesome
you are such a great creative

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Little Susie Home Maker said...

I really love the way these turned out! Al of them, I like the distressed look!

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Again, more pretties. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

no no no my friend! you ARE THE GENIUS!!!!! you just keep rockin them out! all i can say is WOW!!!! sending hugs and love! : )

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love those shades of green. They are all lovely. What are you studying, Sherry? You sure do fit alot into your day! Thanks for visiting me!

Brandi said...

You have been busy creating. Love your painted jars.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

It is just amazing what you can do for a simple glass candle jar! These are truly works of art!!

~Lynn

Maysem said...

Amazing!! I love them all!! I really need to give this a try... if I can even make them anywhere nearly as awesome as yours:D Not sure if I mentioned it last time, but I pinned the last post.

fiona anderson said...

Another great makeover Sherry, love the paint effects and the way you've finished each jar in an individual way - great job.