Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mason Jar Swap - Mini Album Scraps

I have not done a swap in forever. I used to love doing them over at Splitcoast Stampers when I was doing a lot of Stamping' Up! parties. They are so much fun. Then I ran across Mini Album Scraps and a mason jar swap. I just couldn't resit. I love mason jars and this was a swap for a mason jar nightlight. The basic rules were to make a mason jar or other similar jar into a night light using one of three themes…vintage, shabby chic, or grunge. My partner wanted me to do anything that I thought would be the best for him. I would say the style I choose was mostly vintage with just a hit of grunge. Without further ado…
My mom actually found this mason jar around the house so I didn't even need to buy one.  Originally I though I would need to buy a whole case...turns out you can get single ones at Michaels...who knew (obviously not me).  :)  On the bottom of the jar I decoupaged on a paper doily sprayed with homemade glimmer mist.
I added on a canvas label that I cut with a Stampin' Up! die cut -  Labels Collection Framelits Dies.  I sprayed the label with some walnut stain and other glimmer mist spray that I made up.   I backstitched the "smile" and edged the canvas label with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo that I have had laying around the house for ages (opened for the first time for this project).  The flower was originally white and was glimmer misted and walnut stained.  I got this flower and the other flowers you will see in the later pictures from SaCrafters.
The lid was also covered with the Vintage Photo distress embossing powder.  I added some lacy trim that I had in my stash that I died using more of the walnut stain.  I also added a string of flat back pearls form SaCrafters.
I punched holes in the top of the lid for more texture and added flowers.  One started as read and the other purple.  Both sprayed with glimmer mist and walnut stain.  I added a pear center to one of the fabric flowers (also walnut stained).  All flowers and pearl are from SaCrafters.
The dragon flies that are wrapped around the jar are from Michaels that I got a LONG time ago and war on clearance.  There was a entire roll of them. This is just a small section.
I think that is about it.  I have already sent the mason jar to my partner and he really seemed to like it.  I will be posting the one that he sent me in a future post.  Until then happy crafting.

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