November 28, 2015

'JOY' altered tiny jars

Hello :)
Today we have a super fun reveal Spread Your Wings Academy
with Finnabair CT!

Every time I want to create any type of project, the first thing to do is to choose the right Art Basics for my project. And every time I do that, I find the Soft Matte Gel on my table waiting for me to play with Mica powders. I love making custom waterproof paints, because they don't react with water and give me full control when I'm adding different layers of media. I think they are the perfect base to work with in mixed media projects, like these tiny cute jars.

These jars are so tiny that the chipboard letters look like giants on them!
I made two custom paints with Soft Matte Gel and two shades of Mica Powders (Blue Opal Magic and Pale Silver) and painted the jars inside and outside. This paint works perfectly as a glue too, so I placed the Roman Numerals directly on the paint and let it dry.

Then I added some White Gesso and Platinum Crackle Paste here and there. I spread some Silver Micro Beads and let it dry. 

While I was waiting the media to dry, I altered the 2Crafty Chipboard letters and snowflakes. I used the two shades of custom paints to paint them and spread some glitter on them. This paint drys very fast, so the chipboard where pretty quickly ready to use on my project. I twisted some silver wire around them and attached the letters on the jars. Then I tied small bows with silver thread and glued the snowflakes on them.

I also altered three Pendant Cups with the Blue Opal Magic custom paint. I painted them first with Black Gesso and then painted the opal color. It really looks awesome on black surface! I spread some Silver Micro Beads and Pearl Glass Glitter and let it dry. Then I attached some fancy holiday grass I had in my stash and secured it with a brad. The cups have a little hole in the middle and the brads fit perfect in there! The cups themselves also match perfect on the holes of the jars!

Last thing to do was to paint the jars and the letters with Snowflake Paste and spread some Frosted Mica Flakes and Glitter on the paste.

***see full supplies list here

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Have a lovely crafty day!



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