Thursday, April 30, 2015

Altered Decanters - Annie Sloan Chalk Painted

I've been having so much fun making altered decanters that I thought I would share a sampling of some of the decanters I've painted and altered over the past few months.   For those who are wondering if you can use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on glass ... yes, you can!   Starting with a clean, dry decanter, (preferably one with a lot of texture) paint with one coat if you want the glass to show through for a shabby finish; use two coats if you want full coverage and stipple if you don't want any glass to show through at all.  After the paint has dried, spray a matte finish over your piece to protect the paint.  Next, use a coat of light wax and then a coat of dark wax on top.  Using a soft cloth, wipe the dark wax from the raised portions of your glass and allow the wax to settle in the indented areas.  For some of the decanters, I added a finish with either Jacquard Lumiere Powdered Pigment or Liquid Gilding.   Some vintage rhinestone buttons, ribbons, millinery flowers, etc. were added for the final touches!

The next decanter was painted with White Miss Mustardseed Milk Paint
They sell a product to prime glass with prior to painting
but I did not use their product ~ I just used a matte finish spray afterwards.

I hope you enjoyed peeking through my altered decanters and if you decide to make some yourself, I would love to see photos!   Happy Creating!   Hugs & Blessings, Janice


  1. Very cool and nicely done! Thanks for the tips. I might try it sometime.

    1. Thank you, Ginger! Would love to see photos if you try this!


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