Paint glass Shiny Tutorial and Giveaway

I like shiny things. In really like shiny things.  I am so excited I want give something away! You might have seen my previous post on taking things from trash to shiny.  So when it came  time to paint some  mason jars and vases with pretty metallic paint  I couldn’t wait. Now before I started

Gold and Silver Metallic Maons

Gold and Silver Metallic Masons

painting I ignored my own advice. When painting glass, I say prime, prime prime!!!! Primer is your friend your best friend! I like Kyrlon’s Colormaster primer but I was on Pinterest and followed a link on “how to paint glass” no primer needed she said “Spray paint is meant to stick to anything.” So I listened and tried it again without primer. A big mistake!!!! A I usually do I didn’t handle the jar for 24 hours to let the paint cure / dry thoroughly , metallic paint is different and dries faster than regular spray paint, but I wasn’t taking chances. The finish was beautiful but the second I  moved it around the paint scratched. Listen to  me  and listen good prime prime prime before painting. I was very excited to paint this carafe I came across. I had already painted with blue glass paint

Silver Metallic Carafe

Silver Metallic Carafe

but it was so blah. but it came out amazing!!!! I just used the paint I had on hand for this project Rusto-oleum  Metallic finish in Gold and Valspar Metallic in Silver.

Valspar Rust-oleum Matallic pain

Valspar Rust-oleum Matallic pain

I prime and let it dry for 1/2 hour to an hour,  paint with the metallic spray paint (I love how the a paint goes on) light even layers to minimize drips. Check the paint instructions on when to apply your second coat. I hold the jar or vase in the mouth of and turn it as I spray. I leave the bottom unpainted so I can handle the vase. I rest the the jar or vase on it’s neck then I paint the bottom. I leave the painted piece to dry for about 24 hours. With the metallic paint I will probably be totally dry in about half the time but better safe than sorry.

Voila, gorgeous shiny awesomeness. If you don’t feel like waiting for the paint to dry pop over to my Shop Caribbean style Decor and use the code Hometalk15 to get 15% off. And don’t forget to enter to win a set of these shiny beauties.

Is facebook still relevant?

Is Facebook still relevant for your business? For my business is not really. The truth is Facebook was never really relevant for my business. By the time I put my professional presence on the web Facebook was basically over. They ha already stared to limit the post people see in an effort to ENCOURAGE people to pay to boost post.  Barely any of my post were shared or commented on. Now I don’t want to act like I don’t care. I was sooooo  disappointed.

 

My Facebook account

My Facebook account

 

it is possible that my friends and fans just din’t care what I was doing or didn’t care to  share or comment. At the same time I was struggling to get noticed on facebook My Pintrest , Hometalk and Twitter accounts were taking off. So I just focused on those accounts to promote my store and projects. my hometalk account was the star of the bunch. It’s small focused community, enthusiastically clicked and commented on my projects and blog posts. I always and continue to post to facebook but don’t get the interaction and interest I get from the other sites

It’s simply easier on Pintrest, Twitter and Hometalk to find other people who share your interested and connect.

 

So as it gets harder and harder to reach fans and friends on Facebook I shrug. I have a personal Facebook account and one for my business. It’s fun but for me nothing more than that.

What has been your Facebook experience.

Plan for Blog Domination

Detail of it grouted

Plan for Blog Domination- Well I started Blogging by accident, literally. I signed up for wordpress as an efficient free web site. And I couldn’t resist sharing my thoughts regularly because they make it so darn easy so to Blog. As I … Continue reading 

photos I’m inspired by

turtle

Claudio’s Turtle picture on instagram

I’ll be working on two paintings inspired by my friends Claudio amazing photographs. He’s calf2012_ih on instagram. It’s funny I fell in love with his sugar skull picture. I usually don’t like skulls at all or pink of any kind but I am loving both and inspired to do other pictures in

pink.

Manta Ray painting in progress

Manta Ray painting in progress

I had this picture of a Manta Ray. I started about 2 years ago. I didn’t like how it was turning out so I stopped. Time to start working on it again using the light splash of the Turtle picture as my inspiration.

Fuchsia Skull picture

Fuchsia Skull picture