DecoArt is one of my favorite companies of all time! High-quality paint, finishes, and supplies like stencils and brushes made in the USA. Recently I was sent some Designer Finishes Paint Sets to try out. Now, I normally like to create my own finishes, but these sets give quick and easy results! Complete with step-by-step instructions on the package and available exclusively at Michael’s Art and Craft Stores and Shop DecoArt. My Faux Tin Farmhouse Finish Jars with DecoArt Designer Finishes make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or any day!
How to Make Faux Tin Farmhouse Finish Jars
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Here’s what you need to make a Faux Tin Painted Farmhouse Finish:
- DecoArt Designer Finishes – Oxidized Tin
- Surface to Finish – Anything Goes!
- Sponge Applicator
- Palette Paper or Paper Plate
- Paper or Cloth Towel
- Container of Water
Here’s how to create a Painted Faux Tin Finish on any Surface:
To begin the Faux Tin Farmhouse Finish Jar, gather all supplies. I found these super cute glass jars at Dollar Tree, but really anything goes. Use a container from the recycle bin, cover a wooden plaque, or update a plastic picture frame. The DecoArt Designer Finishes Oxidized Tin complete with the paints and mediums that you will need, plus step-by-step instructions.
Covering the surface with Extreme Sheen Tin is the first step. Since the glass jar is smooth and slick, I am using a sponge dauber for this layer. If you are covering wood or paper Mache you can definitely use a paintbrush. This jar will be for decorative use only, should not come in contact with food, and cannot be washed. Let the basecoat dry completely.
Mix DecoArt Extreme Sheen Tin with Texture Sand Medium in a four to one ratio (4:1) on a paper plate or palette with a palette knife. Apply this gritty mixture randomly to the entire surface with the palette knife. Make sure to cover small areas of the surface leaving plenty of the basecoat visible. I use my finger to smooth out any areas that look too geometric. Let dry completely.
Lightly brush on DecoArt Vintage Effect Wash White mixed in a four to one ratio (4:1) of water to paint. Dab the whitewash in small, random areas over the entire surface. I love how the wash collects in the Texture Sand Medium areas and creates drips within the pattern on the glass. Use a finger or paper towel to make all of the brushstrokes look organic. Let dry completely.
Repeat the above steps with DecoArt Vintage Effect Wash Black mixed in a four to one ratio (4:1) of water to paint. Dab black wash around the edges of the whitewash letting the paint collect in all of the nooks and crannies. I use my finger to move the black wash around to make the brushstrokes look random. Make sure to apply the black wash to some of the edges. If you have too much white and/or black wash, use a wet paper towel to remove some of the colors. If you have too little, add additional layers as the paint dries.
Quick and Easy Faux Painted Tin Finish with DecoArt
Faux finishes are not normally my thing because they never look quite right, but this Oxidized Tin Designer Finish gives a professional result every time on every surface. My quick and easy Faux Tin Farmhouse Finish Jars fit perfectly into the rest of my home decor, and I’m going to make a few as gifts!
I love trying out new products and different types of techniques that push me out of my comfort zone. For the recent Team Creative Crafts Craft-A-Thon, I created the Oxidized Tin Designer Finish on some cute glass jars, a wooden serving tray, and a wooden cutout word BLOOM that we added to a wreath. Creativity can be found everywhere if you leave yourself open to the possibilities!
I have a collection of DecoArt projects splrinkled throughout my blog, here are a few I know you will LOVE! Upcycle a Farmhouse Style Lamp with Rick Rack Trim and if you don’t have black rick rack trim you can paint it with DecoArt. Paint Pour the American Flag on the USA Wooden Plaque, can you see the stars and stripes? Create a DIY Dollar Tree Book Stack with DecoArt Americana.
Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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