Make Your Own Chalk Paint with Gel Medium and Mist Paint

The Angels have been busy concocting some new techniques for us lately and this is a perfect way to use your collection of mist paints to get the look of chalk or milk paint. It is easy to make your own version by combining your favorite mist paint and gel medium.  This broadens the color assortment you can choose from and you can make just the right amount for your project.  The gel medium allows you to paint on virtually any surface with mist paint including glass, plastic, finished wood, terra-cotta, ceramic, metal, concrete and more!!!!  Here is a great project Kyriakos created showing you how well it works and what a great look on glass.  

Recycled Summer drink containers

Glass bottles left over from your favorite drinks are the perfect bottles to repurpose and use for a summer party, neighborhood get-together or just for fun.  Choose all the same shapes or mix them up as you collect the blank bottle.  The first thing you want to do when they are empty is to remove the labels and that is very easy with a great product called GooGone .  This magic potion will remove the residue that holds those labels in place with ease giving you a clean bottle.  Once the labels and residue are gone, then you want to wash your bottles in the dishwasher or with very hot water to sanitize them well.  Let them dry completely.  

Now you can decorate them to match your event, party theme or just cute.  Kyriakos Pachadiroglou shows us how fun they are to decorate. They look terrific with pops of bright colors, jute cord and drink labels.  

Tools Used: Scissors; Hot glue gun; Paint Brush

Chalk Paint Recipe:  mix gel medium with Tattered Angels Mist Paint (for this project Kyriakos used Chalkboard Mist – Chalk and Iron) Choose the mist paint that is best for your project – Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist both have mica and Baseboard and Simply Sheer do not.  The Chalkboard and Baseboard are more opaque and will give you a deeper color when blended with the gel medium.  Make just enough for your project and if you have left over, store in an airtight container.  Make sure you rinse off your brush well after each application as the paint mixture you created will ruin the brush.  You can also store your brush in a  ziplock bag or plastic wrap if you are applying a second coat and need it to dry between coats.  

make your own chalkboard paint with Tattered Angels and Gel Medium
Step 1: Paint the bottles with large strokes. Wrap some jute cord on the neck of the bottles and tie a bow.
burlap fringe project
Step 2:  Cut the burlap fringe and glue with the hot glue gun around the bottles. Repeat with the jute cord on top and bottom edges of the fringe.
drink tags
Step 3:  finish the bottles by adding different beverage tags to the front of each – there a variety to choose from.  recycled drink containers for a diy party
Happy Creating!!!


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