Hand Stained Mason Jars in Various Colors

Assorted Half Pint Mason Jars stained by Booth555.com

Hey ya'll!
I have been in a kinda craft slump lately. It's just been so dang hot here in Kentucky. 
Even hitting "real feel" heat conditions of 105* out. 
So when I do run out it's mainly to just get where I'm going and such. Not much crafting, cutting, sorting or painting outdoors lately.

I am still staining new and old mason jars in all sorts of colors. 
Have been going on about 8 years or so now. 
And using the baking process to cure them. So thought I'd share a few pics of that for today.
Squatty half pint mason jars stained various colors by Booth555.com

So thought I'd share a few pics of that for today since I haven't shared much anything in a while.

This is the color AQUA that is the main seller. A certain view of the camera gives this belly shape look I love to these half pint, squatty style, mason Ball jars.

Half pint Squatty jar in Aqua by Booth555.com

Here they are upside down, drying, getting ready to be baked in the oven.
Aqua mason jars ready to be placed in the oven
In the oven is where they acquire their deep aqua color. Although in the pic below they don't appear to be much to look at yet.

Here is a close up of an aqua jar that has runs after the firing process.
Half pint Squatty jar in Aqua by Booth555.com

Look closely and you can see the imperfections.
I usually just end up keeping these for myself. So I don't mind the runs every now and then. lol.
The heat during firing  makes the excess stain I use run. So I can always see where I have used too much. It's hard to hold back when applying though. I love the deep colors a thick layer makes.


Before I bore you too much with my favorite jar colors I like to create, let me show you what I call antifreeze green. I just adore this color!
Half pint Squatty jar in Antifreeze Green by Booth555.com
When the light hits them a certain way, they really pop!
Half pint Squatty jar in Antifreeze Green by Booth555.com
And another favorite of mine is the soft, rosey pink.
Half pint Squatty jar in a Soft, rosey pink by Booth555.com



Half pint Squatty jar in a Soft, rosey pink by Booth555.com

Half pint Squatty jar in a Soft, rosey pink by Booth555.com

I have tons of more colors I use but don't want to bore you with each. I've also experimented doing two and three tones on some jars getting a fade effect. I didn't love those so much. But I do enjoy the colors above.
Whether you stick them on a shelf for display, use them as business card holders, battery operated candle holders or just junk jars, they add a little bit of color here or there.

Hope ya'll enjoyed seeing a few of the jars that's been keeping me busy lately.
See ya'll next time!
-Lisa

Assorted Half Pint Mason Jars stained by Booth555.com

2 comments:

  1. I certainly did enjoy admiring them, such a wonderful array of colour choices makes it hard to choose a favourite.

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    1. Thank you mamasmercantile! I love seeing them all around with the sun behind them. Super colorful!

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