Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Clear Jar/Vase Tutorial for BOAF using the March Kit

   I'm so happy to share my first page and tutorial for Technique Tuesday at  Birds of a Feather using the March kit. I was inspired by the jar in the Little Yellow Bicycle (Just Because Collection)  and wanted to make my own to use as a vase for the chipboard flowers, which came in the extra embellishment 1, along with  the bird on the tag, the silver heart, and so very special banner.
I edited this great photo of my Grandma in Photoshop to make the background black and white, instead of brown and beige,which worked much better with these colors. I wove some on the LYB papers and hand-stitched along the borders. The white scallop border is a canvas sticker, also part of the extra embellishment 1.
I just love this lace which comes in the kit!

To make the jar with water you'll need the following supplies:
*Clear transparency or any clear packaging.
*Black extra-fine Sharpie
*Glue Gun
*Glossy Accents
*Distress Ink (broken china) or alcohol ink in light blue.I'm sure you could also use paint or mists.
*Alcohol Blending Solution
*Make-up sponge

I started by drawing this basic photo of a jar using  my Sharpie onto the clear transparency . Feel free to copy mine if you want.

Cut out your jar trying to keep your scissors on the inside of the jar, so you don't see any black lines around the edges.

Now make 3 lines going across the top of the jar using the glue gun. I have a low-temp mini one which worked well with this. I had to do this a few times and actually cut up a few more jars just to get it looking straight.

Use Glossy Accents by Ranger and apply all over the jar and in between the glue gun lines.Wait a few hours or overnight for the glue to completely dry. I actually messed this one up by not waiting long enough and smudging it with my glue bottle. Once it's completely dry turn it over and apply the ink and blending solution using the make-up sponge to create water. You could also try a light blue paint, mist, or vellum.

I used this white doily from my own stash to put my jar on, gluing it down with some dabs of Glossy Accents. But first I drew the flower stems, and hand-stitched them using silver thread.Don't forget to add these cute chipboard flowers to your stems!
If you don't want a jar with water, you could keep it clear and fill it with marbles, ladybugs, or candy instead. Play with the size and make it really big. The possibilities are endless!

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