i used the new glass paints and pattern tape from martha stewart crafts. this low-tack pattern tape has a little bit of stretch that regular painter's tape doesn't seem to have.
i was able to give the strips of tape a slight curve as i applied them, which gave me stripes that were skinny on top and wider in the center, to complement the jar's shape. the glass paint goes on nicely with a fingertip dauber and becomes nice and bright with a second coat after the first coat dries. the bottles have a pointy dispenser cap that was perfect for squeezing a tiny bit paint right on to the dauber without needing a palette. the cap also worked great for dotting a little pearly border along each stripe.
the glass paint cures by air in a few weeks, so you can safely wash it, or you can cure it faster in the oven.
click here to see another peach jar that i painted with a self-adhesive silkscreen. my head is spinning with all kinds of cute ways to paint these jars to use for storage, too!
martha stewart crafts products for a marketing campaign i participated in. i'd like to share some with one lucky winner!
this valuable prize package contains a glass spray paint kit, a set of alpha adhesive stencils, two bottles of glass paint, plus two bottles of liquid gilding paint. just leave a comment here to enter and i'll draw one comment at random to win! deadline to enter is 10/25/12 - good luck!