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