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I never can find decor in quite the right color. So what’s a crafty girl to do? Have a look around for some instruction and inspiration, and make it yourself!
The Crafter’s Project Book, Mary Ann Hall & Sandra Salamony, 2000
Painted glass box
– Clear glass storage container
– Turquoise and yellow glass paint
– 3” curved Color Shaper
– Soft bristle brush
– 12 flat-backed glass accents in green
– Clear-drying glass glue or porcelain cement
– General craft supplies
- Cut a random pattern of notches into the color shaper with a craft knife.
- Thin turquoise glass paint with a drop of water to extend working time. Apply paint to the glass box cover with the soft bristle brush. Form wavy stripes through the wet paint with the color shaper, using firm pressure. Continue for all outside areas of the box, working one section at a time. Following paint manufacturer’s directions, heat-set the piece in your oven.
- Repeat step 2 for yellow glass paint, creating stripes in the opposite direction with the same Color Shaper; heat set again according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Attach green glass accents with a clear-drying glass or porcelain cement. Let dry.
Variation idea: Custom-paint glass canisters for see-through storage of beans, rice, and other grains in the kitchen.