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Monday, October 6, 2014

ETCETERAS: Faux Shibori Curtains

Faux Shibori Curtains via homework (7)Have you seen the hot new craft trend called Shibori? Shibori is a Japanese tie dye technique but it is more of an art form. Intricate folds, twists and knots create beautiful dyed fabric patterns. The technique typically uses an indigo dye which create gorgeous deep blue resist patterns.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fresh Look: diy faux fenton hobnail milk glass

I love vintage milk glass. I wish I had a collection of hobnail milk glass to display in an open cabinet.

Blog Hobnail-001Vintage Fenton Milk Glass - Photo source

The photos in the collage above are some pieces of vintage Fenton Art Glass. Here’s a little history about the Fenton Art Glass Company:

Founded in 1905 by brothers Frank L. and John W. Fenton, the Fenton Art Glass Company ranks among the world's foremost producers of handmade art glass. Fenton is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States, and the company is renowned for innovative glass colors as well as handpainted decorations on pressed and blown glassware.

In 2005, the Fenton Art Glass Company celebrated its 100th anniversary. The firm is now led by third- and fourth-generation Fenton family members, who work side by side with over 100 employees, including skilled glassworkers and decorators, to create beautiful, handmade art glass in Williamstown, West Virginia.

Until I start my collection of vintage milk glass, I thought I’d try a diy version using a method I’ve seen many times on craft sites and blogs.

Blog Hobnail
To make the hobnails you need craft puffy paint. I bought this puffy paint almost a year ago with the intention of making this project and then forgot about it. I thought I bought white but apparently I grabbed glow in the dark puffy paint. My knock off Fenton will probably be glowing at night… oh well.

To make a faux hobnail vase, start with a clean piece of glass and dot on your puffy paint. The paint takes about 4 hours to dry but I let mine dry overnight. Once your puffy paint is dry, cover the entire glass with several light coats of white spray paint. Finish with a coat of gloss clear spray paint.

Now, I’m sure the artisans at Fenton would be laughing at my attempt at milk glass hobnail but I’m quite thrilled with it.

Add some pretty flowers that you borrowed from a neighbor…

and enjoy!

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