11 November 2015

Decorated Storage Jar

Hi guys, Shirley here with a decorated storage jar.  The plain empty jar was sitting unloved on a shelf in the garage so I thought I'd give it a makeover.

I started by prising off the plastic stopper on the lid, then brushed some Mod Podge on the insides and sprinkled in some Frosted Lake Mica Powder by Finnabair, replaced the stopper and gave it a good shake to distribute the powder.

Next, I pasted the outside of the jar with Mod Podge and adhered white tissue paper to provide a base for the next layer, then got my stamps ready.

Using the Finnabair Lace & Doily stamp set and Wire Net stamp, and Ranger Archival Ink in black, I covered a half-sheet of tissue paper in stamped images, leaving space between so that I could rip them apart.  You need to protect your work surface when stamping through tissue, because the ink will soak through.

I tore up the tissue then adhered it over the base layer,

then raided my stash of beads, ribbons and embellishments to pretty it up, mixed more Frosted Lake mica powder with gum arabic and water and painted around the shoulder and lower portion of the jar, and added some Frosted mica flakes around the base.  I added a light brushing of Mod Podge onto the coin charm then a dusting of Pale Silver mica powder.

Pretty, don't you think?  Think I'll have another look in the garage, see what I can find ....

ASOI products used:

Finnabair Mica Powder - Pale Silver
Finnabair Mica Powder - Frosted Lake
Finnabair Mica Flakes - Frosted
Finnabair stamps - Lace & Doily
Finnabair Stamps - Wire Net
Ranger Archival Ink - jet black
Mod Podge


Regina de Koning said...

Wow beautiful. Thanks for the photo's. It gives a good sign how you have made it. Thanks!

Karen said...

So very pretty Shirley! I must try to find all those things that I have held onto to alter. Thanks for sharing how you did this too Karen x

Craftyfield said...

Adding that first layer of tissue paper is great idea as it's not easy to manipulate wet tissue paper without tearing it! Love the transformation and I believe I have such a coffee jar in my garage too...

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful makeover, Shirley ... a humble jar turned into a fabulous piece of art ... brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)