These are vintage mason jars I painted for Valentine’s Day using latex paint. The vintage jars are my favorite! I sold these sets. I almost wanted to keep them All! But… I’m already over flowing with mason jars, literally! LOL.
I did these jars as a test projects with latex paint. I used Valspars test sample sizes. I did these before I started to document my mason jar crafts…
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A mix of colors I made from the samples. I used Floetrol with my latex paint to make it smoother and minimize brush marks.
You also want a smoother finish brush painting buy a good paint brush. Its worth the money and if you take care of it… it will last! 🙂 Purdy or the like.
You can see I distressed these and the paints colors sanded different on the one jar. I dig it but didn’t expect it.
You can see the finish looks sprayed and not brush painted. The Floetrol and a good brush make a big difference.
These jars I added wooden glitter hearts with twine ties. I bought a bunch of plain wood hearts, decorated them and drilled holes for the twine.
I drilled a hole big enough to fit some twine through. I love these little wooden hearts! 🙂
These hearts I just added wood stain and the hearts are a natural wood. Twine wrap and tied through the heart again.
So here we are using latex paint! It works. It good to use a clear top coat to protect the paint for a lasting finish. Clears will come in gloss, flat/matte and satin finish. I used flat/matte spray paint.
You can also coat with Modge Podge.
Also do not soak the jars, they can be quickly washed then dried or whipped down with a damp cloth.
I had someone reach out to see if I could replicate and buy some of these jars. I have some vintage jars kicking around so I made another set. This time I airbrushed them with the latex.
I added a bit more twine wrap this round.
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