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Creating Paint Layer "Windows" on Glass

How to layer paint on glass
Today’s project isn’t really about the final product, although my test mason jar came out pretty cool.  It is more about the technique and the result of playing with different layers of paint on the two sides of clear glass.  I have painted the inside and outside of glass vases before, but I wanted to see if I could double up the technique.

I started with an ever-popular mason jar and used some vinyl stickers I had in my craft stash. Stickers for mason jar
I wanted to make the outside of the jar opaque but instead of a solid color I decided to try a metallic finish spray paint.  I’ve seen metallic mason jars floating around pinterest for a while so I thought I’d try it.
Stickers on jar before paintingA few quick coats:Spray painting jar in box
And then I removed the stickers which left transparent voids. Peeling stickers after spray paintingEven this jar looked sorta cool, but I wanted to see what would happen if I added a contrasting color to the interior. Mirrored spray paint mason jarI had a sample of chalk paint that I decided to use on the inside of the jar. The peach against the silver isn’t a typical color combo I would use, but like I said.. this was just an experiment on the technique.
Chalky paint glass treatmentI just dumped it in and poured it out.  Nothing to it.   The end result was pretty neat.  Mirror and color mason jarBecause of the thickness of the glass you get a secondary shadow around the outsides of the shapes.  Mirrored and peach mason jarI bet you could create some really awesome secondary patterns.  It has my mind racing with ideas.

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