Monday, 6 May 2013

Altered jar.









Hi to you all. Wanted to do something totally different as I get bored with cards, but have to make cards as I get lots of orders. I follow Alison Bomber also known as Butterfly and love her work. So wanted to enter a challenge where she is on the design team. So I am entering this altered jar  in the Eclectric Paperie Challenge. Altered glass bottles or jars.


This is an old Yankee Candle jar and I tend to hang onto them. Coated it with cream acrylic paint. Then just added different colours, got carried away with the acrylic paints and WOW I got paint all over my t shirt,all over my mat and my hands looked like I had gloves on......... Had some old glass outliner that was on its way out, but used this to do a random pattern on the jar, it scratched the paint off the jar but I love the effect. Added some roses that I just dabbed gold acrylic paint over. Added a tag and a brass key tied on with string. Hope you like this....

7 comments:

  1. OMG ! This is a real piece of art Mandy ! I love the colours you have chosen... And the little key is just the perfect finishing touch... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  2. Fabulous altered jar! Love the way you have used the paints with the scratch technique great colours and love the label & key. Thanks for joining in the fun at eclectic Paperie. toni x

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  3. very pretty Mandy! I especially love the gold - it sure is fun getting inky! So glad you shared your jar with us at eclectic Paperie!

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  4. It's lovely, Mandy - the colours are really pretty, and the scratched design in the paint is a really clever touch. The gilding looks fabulous! Thanks so much for the shout-out, and I'm so glad you were inspired to play along with us at eclectic Paperie!
    Alison x

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  5. So beautiful Mandy, love the effect of the scratched paint too!
    Ain`t it great getting all paint splattered and happy multi colored hands,lol.
    Thank you so much for joining us over at eclectic Paperie and good luck.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  6. So pretty! Love that you added the tag with coordinating colors. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at eclectic Paperie!

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