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....


  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

  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

  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!

  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

  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.

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

  7. Beautiful color combo!