16 February 2011

Fun Techniques for Frosted Glass Spray Paint

Hey guys! I hope your ready for another fun painting project!

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Krylon was sweet enough to send me a sample to try so that I could get out of the kitchen and trade my tomato sauce covered jeans for paint splattered ones! Sahhhhweet! <3

Below is the color scheme I'm envisioning for my office/craft zone.  I want to add a few super bright accents like yellow, pink, or even lime green!


But, for now, lets paint the town something blue!

Frosted glass technique #1
This is the one you've seen all over the interwebs.  Adding stickers or vinyl decals to glass with a few lights coats of frosted glass spray paint and viola! Super cute designs!  The spray paint makes the craft 10x easier than glass etching cream and dries substantially faster - which is very important to me since I'm ridiculously impatient to touch things after I make them =)  For this project, I had a lone votive holder under my kitchen sink that came down with an awful case of the chicken pox...



I love a good 5 minute upcycled craft.  
Recycling is awesome, but re-using + re-purposing? Glorious!

Let's take this same technique, and add a few surprises along the way =)

Frosted glass technique #2
What You Need
Paintbrush
Blue Painter's Tape
1 Recyled Drinking Glass, Jar, or Vase
Gloss Medium or Clear Protective Spray Paint
[available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Home Depot, and True Value stores]
Printed Design or Stencil
Vinyl Decals [Optional]
X-Acto Knife
Acrylic Paint
Scissors

Ok! Let's do this! <3  First, pick your glass.

Next, choose your paint color.
I used Laguna Blue acrylic paint and Krylon white frosted glass spray paint.


Choose and print your stencil.  I used a chevron template found here via tatertots and jello

Clean glass thoroughly with soap and water and allow to dry.
Paint the inside of the glass with 2-3 coats of acrylic paint, allowing to dry between coats.
[Leaving the outside of the glass unpainted will give a faux enamel look]
Cover entire glass with blue painter's tape.


Cut out your stencil and use a marker to trace the design onto the painters tape.
This was our favorite solution for dealing with the complexity of stenciling 
a round object with a repetitive pattern.  Paul and I are minor perfectionists... 
This gave us the accuracy we craved! =)

After your design is marked on the painter's tape, 
use an X-acto knife to cut out the area's you want to be fabulously frosted.
Next, peel the tape off to expose your design.


It was pitch black out by the time I finished this last step.  Outside, or in a well ventilated area with a mask, spray a thin coat of Frosted Glass Finish onto the exposed glass.  Apply 2-3 coats to reach desired opacity.

Once dry [approx 60 min later] peel off remaining tape and apply a thin coat of gloss varnish to the inside of your glass to seal off the acrylic paint and prevent scratching.  You can also use a spray sealant if you prefer.  


I love it!

But then I stumbled upon these silver vinyl stickers from Stampendous

and now I love it just a tad bit more.  
I hate to play favorites, but it came out pretty awesome!
You have got to try this project - It looks even better in person =)

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Are you looking at the glass of water in your hand any differently now?
No? Then what's in your glass? =)

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116 comments:

  1. Oh my I want one. This is just fantastic!!! I love the color and the sliver.. everything.

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  2. So cool! I definitely have some glass around the house that could use a pep talk.

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  3. I loooooooooooove you, craft goddess!! xoxo

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  4. LOVE the chevron pattern- i would love to do something like this on a tray. must find one now... great tips! xoxo jcd

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Love the color and the silver accents! You're so creative!

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  6. can you please come decorate my office? i like blue and purple. ok? go.

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  7. This is so cute! LOVE the aqua! And YES! I live in NC too! I live in Albemarle which is about 30 mins east of Charlotte. I am from the Fayetteville/Ft.Bragg area. I go there a lot since I have a ton of childhood friends there. Crazy huh?

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  8. VERY cute, look at your crafty self go. As for what's in my glass, it's wine ;)

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  9. You know what's always in my glass. :)
    I love those glasses....especially the last one! You could sell those!

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  10. amazing- i def want to have some free time so i can do the same thing :) that color blue is just my favorite!

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  11. Fun! I want you to make me some haha!
    I love the color blue you chose, makes me think of a grecian isle or lovely far off WARM place :)

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  12. Thats my Kind of color! I love it! You have inspired me so much lately!!! Well you always do, but im ready to paint!! I hope you had a great day!!!!
    <3 ya!!!

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  13. I love your color ideas for your craft room!! Cute glass, I love that idea!

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  14. So cool, cute, and inexpensive. I will definitely keep his in mind for one of those crafty days.

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  15. Ohh, I love it! I am so doing this! It'll be nice to look at a pretty glass holding my pens on my desk instead of the chunky old coffee mug I"m currently using! :-/

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  16. I love it with the stencils, too!! You are so crafty! I am inspired!

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  17. This is so cool!! Have you ever considered selling any of your stuff on Etsy? I would so buy it!!

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  18. Wow what a transformation!! I love the color. You are so talented. I always look forward to reading your blog because I get such great ideas here.

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  19. You are just way to crafty! No wonder you were eating glitter for a week! Love the Blue Ocean Breeze!

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  20. Another great idea. I keep looking at my glass bottles thinking I need to go buy some paint.

    Write it in lipstick

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  21. Seriously Jenn you are such an artist! I have no artistic streak in me, well may be its time to learn and what better place to start then your blog.

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  22. Wow, this looks so fun and I'm feeling very inspired using old glasses and vases. You're so creative, thanks!

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  23. Those cups look awesome I really am feeling the teal color that you decided to go with! :) Have a wonderful day Jennifer! Keep up with the great creative crafts posts! it makes your blog unique! and I love getting ideas from you for what to surprise pete with using simple crafts from around my home

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  24. Wow! I can't wait until we're neighbors and you can teach me all these neat things! :) That looks great!

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  25. Great project! I love that you were able to turn something you weren't using into something cute.

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  26. Very cute project! I love the colors...so beachy!

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  27. you make this look so simple. I hope you sell these for a huge markup and make a lot of money. seriously, they are gorgeous!
    Katherine

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  28. You seriously should sell stuff on etsy! U are so creative girl!

    I love the color!!!! I am not talented like you, so I dont know If I could do this : p

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  29. Oh my goodness, this is so freaking cool!

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  30. Love the glass,especially with the last stencils. Thanks for sharing.
    8>)

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  31. I am SERIOUSLY loving this!!!!!!!
    I have too many projects on my plate, can't take on another (I am talking to myself) LOL


    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  32. Beautiful! That is soo cool! Ugh you and Cat are so crafty, I'm jealous :). (Although, I did make a cool votive around Christmas-- maybe sometime I'll send you a pic or post it in my blog)

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  33. OMG this is so great!! It looks incredible, thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  34. So pretty! Where do you buy it?

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  35. I read this last night and I thought I commented, hm Blogger hates me!

    I'm loving these though, so genius!I need to find somewhere that needs some fun glass... painted inside, spray painted.. you are full of ideas :)

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  36. How cute, Jennifer! I can think of so many things that I come across on my bargain hunts that would look awesome with a white frosted glass pattern! Girl, you rocked this one! Thx for sharing :)

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  37. What a cool project! Also is that a shadow/photo box you use to photograph your projects that I spy?
    If so, I want to steal it :)

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  38. Wow! Love that glass! You are so talented!

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  39. They look great. I just made Mark a frosted mug for Valentine's Day. I'll have to take pictures of it and post it so you can see.

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  40. Also, I love that you're hiding your watermark in your pictures now...or you label everything peas and crayons at your house. Either way, very cute.

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  41. That last one is totally my favorite! I had no idea it would be quite so simple to do this kind of thing. Thank you!

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  42. Love it! SOO cute. I love blue so much, this would look right at home on my desk. =)

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  43. Wowzers, this is fantastic! I'm in to glass bottle art, so I'm going to try this on a jar or vase as soon as I can get the supplies.

    Thanks for the easy to understand tutorial.

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  44. Gorgeous!! I love crafts that look....sleek, can we say? I'm not always a fan of the "crafty" look, but your project looks great!

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  45. I love the colors you chose and what a fun technique! I'm definitely going to give this a try!

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  46. I am not sure I could find time without sticky fingers to do this...but I love it :)

    I am catching up on reading this week, your trail mix looks fabulous. I like to make my own trail mix as opposed to pre-packaged. It gives us all an opportunity to put in our favorte thing since eveyone in my house likes different nuts & fruits.

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  47. I am not sure I could find time without sticky fingers to do this...but I love it :)

    I am catching up on reading this week, your trail mix looks fabulous. I like to make my own trail mix as opposed to pre-packaged. It gives us all an opportunity to put in our favorte thing since eveyone in my house likes different nuts & fruits.

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  48. OMG...I love it. You did an awesome job! I have got to try that!

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  49. oh wow, that is too fun! You must have a lot of patience :)

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  50. This is gorgeous! I love the teal and silver color combo with the chevron pattern - really fun and unique!

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  51. You are the Crafting Queen, my friend! This stuff looks good enough to sell--have you considered opening a page on Etsy? So many incredible hand-crafted items :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  52. OMGosh! I need to try this....you have done a great job! I'll be at HD buying that glass spray paint tomorrow!!!!! You are so creative..thanks for sharing!

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  53. I am in awe of your creativity. These glasses turned out so professional-looking and gorgeous. I am just kind of dumbfounded right now...I can't even color in the lines of a coloring book. Lol.

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  54. omg, you are so crafty! Where do you get your ideas!?

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  55. WOW! That is so amazingly creative, simple, and fun!! i want to try ;)

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  56. Wow! This is just fantastic! Very creative! You have a lovely blog :)

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  57. you did a great job! I've been wanting to try get some etching paint lately...but I'm not quite sure what I want to paint haha

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  58. You have inspired me to paint the inside of a bottle or two. I have a whole plan now. Can't wait to show you!

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  59. This is brilliant! Oh, I should SO try out. You're such a genius. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  60. Fun idea! I need to practice my craft skills... maybe this is a good start.

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  61. me wants to try this diy,too :) yours looks elegant.

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  62. I adore this so MUCH. It's beyond perfect.

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  63. You have inspired me--on my list of things to do now! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  64. This is fantastic. Have a great weekend. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

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  65. So gorgeous, Jenn! You're so creative.

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  66. Love those glasses, super cute and fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Very neat. It's a pretty great idea :)

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  68. wow, i cannot believe that something so creative and so beautiful can be made at home, i go a glass like this for keeping pens from lifestyles, when i went for holidays, it just golden in color otherwise looks the same and was not a cheap thing too.. very smart work

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  69. I am shocked! Never in a million years would I have thought of that. It turned out great.
    Jen

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  70. SO Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I REALLY love the colors and the stickers!!! So beautiful that I am headed next to your follow button...don't want to miss another trick!!

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  71. Now I want to start painting glass! What a great idea. I particularly love the finished product. I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at http://www.suzyssitcom.com and linked this project!

    suzy

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  72. These are so cute! Putting this on to do list, I think they would make awesome gifts!

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  73. ooooh I LOVE this! Great ideas! I wanna do these now!!!

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  74. Love those chevron stripes! Way cute!! :) Thanks for linking up. :)

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  75. Wow! That's so awesome. I am going to have to go shopping now and find me some of this spray paint. It would be great for party favors filled with little treats and wrapped in a cute bag! LOVE IT!

    I'd love it if you would like this project on our new Party themed blog link party here: http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/shindig-saturday-party-blog-hop.html

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  76. ooooh I LOVE this! Great ideas! I wanna do these now!!!

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  77. SO Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I REALLY love the colors and the stickers!!! So beautiful that I am headed next to your follow button...don't want to miss another trick!!

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  78. wow, i cannot believe that something so creative and so beautiful can be made at home, i go a glass like this for keeping pens from lifestyles, when i went for holidays, it just golden in color otherwise looks the same and was not a cheap thing too.. very smart work

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  79. So gorgeous, Jenn! You're so creative.

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  80. Gorgeous!! I love crafts that look....sleek, can we say? I'm not always a fan of the "crafty" look, but your project looks great!

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  81. Also, I love that you're hiding your watermark in your pictures now...or you label everything peas and crayons at your house. Either way, very cute.

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  82. What a cool project! Also is that a shadow/photo box you use to photograph your projects that I spy?
    If so, I want to steal it :)

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  83. How cute, Jennifer! I can think of so many things that I come across on my bargain hunts that would look awesome with a white frosted glass pattern! Girl, you rocked this one! Thx for sharing :)

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  84. I read this last night and I thought I commented, hm Blogger hates me!

    I'm loving these though, so genius!I need to find somewhere that needs some fun glass... painted inside, spray painted.. you are full of ideas :)

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  85. So pretty! Where do you buy it?

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  86. Beautiful! That is soo cool! Ugh you and Cat are so crafty, I'm jealous :). (Although, I did make a cool votive around Christmas-- maybe sometime I'll send you a pic or post it in my blog)

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  87. I am SERIOUSLY loving this!!!!!!!
    I have too many projects on my plate, can't take on another (I am talking to myself) LOL


    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  88. Love the glass,especially with the last stencils. Thanks for sharing.
    8>)

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  89. you make this look so simple. I hope you sell these for a huge markup and make a lot of money. seriously, they are gorgeous!
    Katherine

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  90. Very cute project! I love the colors...so beachy!

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  91. Wow! I can't wait until we're neighbors and you can teach me all these neat things! :) That looks great!

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  92. Another great idea. I keep looking at my glass bottles thinking I need to go buy some paint.

    Write it in lipstick

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  93. Wow what a transformation!! I love the color. You are so talented. I always look forward to reading your blog because I get such great ideas here.

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  94. This is so cool!! Have you ever considered selling any of your stuff on Etsy? I would so buy it!!

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  95. Ohh, I love it! I am so doing this! It'll be nice to look at a pretty glass holding my pens on my desk instead of the chunky old coffee mug I"m currently using! :-/

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  96. I love your color ideas for your craft room!! Cute glass, I love that idea!

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  97. amazing- i def want to have some free time so i can do the same thing :) that color blue is just my favorite!

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  98. VERY cute, look at your crafty self go. As for what's in my glass, it's wine ;)

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  99. This is so cute! LOVE the aqua! And YES! I live in NC too! I live in Albemarle which is about 30 mins east of Charlotte. I am from the Fayetteville/Ft.Bragg area. I go there a lot since I have a ton of childhood friends there. Crazy huh?

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  100. I loooooooooooove you, craft goddess!! xoxo

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  101. What a great creative idea! I will totally be trying this! Thanks for the how- to! 

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  102. That is so adorable! I love that! So many ideas of what I could do with this now! Would make great gifts as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  103. very cute Reketa
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