I have so many Mason and Ball jars around here I thought I'd better do something with them and soon. I have covered them in fabric and brown paper and now decided to try my hand at painting.
I know you have all seen the tutorials for painting jars. If not check out Char's from The Pickled Pepper Patch. This is a really good tutorial. I took hers just a step further with mine... The basics are the same, but I finished it a bit different.
I used Kilz spray primer (I had it on hand)... I sprayed the jar entirely twice. Set it aside to dry completely. Oh yea it's a good idea to wear gloves if possible that primer likes to stick to your hands. Yep learned that the hard way. I then took a fine grit sand paper and lightly sanded the primer so the paint had something to stick to.
Next I used Barn Red paint... 3 coats to be exact to paint the sides and bottom of jar.. Sorry didn't take a pic of that.
Next I used Burnt Sienna and lightly dry brushed it on over the red paint. Do not coat your brush heavily. This is just a little bit of paint lightly brushed on. I still wanted the red to show and for the jar to looked aged. You will need to work in small sections because as I painted I used a paper towel to wipe and blend the paint.
Next I happened to already have a tea stained flag in my decor stash so I brought it out and cut it off the stick. You could buy one from the store and coffee stain it yourself first. Or if you have the fabric make a flag yourself and then coffee stain it. Anyway, I Modge Podged it to my jar. The corners wanted to flip up so I laid the jar on one side to hold the edge and laid something heavy on the other to hold it until it dried. I put the glue on the backside first positioned it on the jar then glued the front too.
After it was all dry I took a piece of muslin coffee stained it and tied around it with a piece of jute. I am using mine inside so I didn't seal it. I probably will though in the next few days so the paint doesn't scrape or chip off.