No self respecting crafter would be without Mod Podge, a staple in my craft arsenal. I saw this technique in one of the Somerset publications. It is used to make clear glass colored. In the magazine they use it to color clear glass the beautiful turquoise blue of a blue canning jar. I just had to try.
All you need to do is add several drops of food color to a small amount of Mod Podge. I used a small canning jar as my mixing bowl. I wanted to take these clear dollar store bowls and make them look like antique green glass. I painted on a thin coat on the outside of the bowl with a regular paint brush. I made sure there were no drips, and let it air dry.
Since it is a water based product, you cannot wash
these bowls in the tradition way.
They would have to be hand washed quickly and dried immediately.
The article I read said that if you don't like the results,
you can soak the item in warm soapy water
and the color will peel off.
I saw a similar bowl paired with a
simple white plate and accessories, it was lovely.
(I was not able to find a link to this photo,
except that it came from brabournefarm.blogspot.)
The inside is just still the clear glass
you could serve salad in them safely,
just with the quick wash precaution.
|I captured this photo from brabourrnefarm.blogspot.com|
Now, back to some sewing I started last week. Have a great day my friends.