Monday, February 10, 2014
Love the Beautiful Colors of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint I Created a few Cinnamon dough Hearts ready to string for sweet little Valentine's Day Tags
Cinnamon Dough Recipe:
3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
1 Cup Cinnamon
1 Cup Nutmeg
1- 2 1/2 Cups of Warm Water
1. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Add in the water a little at a time, keep adding water and mixing well until the dough is formed.
3. Roll the dough to desired thickness and begin cutting out shapes with a cookie cutter. Recommend to Roll out dough between waxed paper until thickness is 1/8 to 1/4 inch
Place ornaments on an ungreased baking sheet and use a straw to make holes for hanging the ornaments.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 225 degrees. Place on a wire rack and return to the over for another 1 1/2 hours to ensure the ornaments are completely dry on the bottom.
Let sit and cool, then decorate.
I painted my Cinnamon Hearts with Milk Paint. It sticks well to the hearts and then Crackles for a nice Rustic look. The Milk Paint does not smell so it allows the Cinnamon Scent to remain Nice and Fragrant.
Friday, February 07, 2014
I Love Painting the Simple But oh So useful Mason Jar... Great for Gift Giving filled with Flowers or Treats.
I painted these jars with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint... I wanted a Charming Pink Color.
I mixed equal parts Ironstone and Tricycle and added a little bit of Shutter Gray until the color was Just Right: I am calling it So Sweet Pink..
I like to paint Jars to use up the left over paint from bigger projects. I hate to waste the paint so these are perfect for that..
Now, How to get that Milk Paint to Stick to a Glass Mason Jar?
I first Spray paint the outside of the Jar. I use the cheapest white flat spray paint usually the $1 a can white Spray paint. Lightly Spray the outside of the glass jar a fine even coat. Then let dry. Sand lightly.
Next, Mix up your milk paint.. Add equal parts bonding agent. now paint your jar. I Let the paint dry overnight. The Milk Paint will just completely flake off the glass jar with with out the added bonding agent.
Now the Fun Part- Distress the jar lightly with fine sand paper to remove a little paint here and there .
I then Highlight the jar details with a Walnut Distressed ink pad.
To make the Jar's finish more durable. Spray lightly with a Clear Coat Shellac..
I embellished with bits and Pieces of Vintage Lace, Cute little tags, and my homemade Cinnamon Hearts that I also painted with Milk Paint..
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