Sunday, 12 April 2015

Alter Something - That Craft Place

Hiya and welcome to my Blog

Today a New Challenge begins over at the That Craft Place Blog and the theme is Alter Something. The Design Team have all created stunning works of art for you all to see, pen pots, bottles, wall arts and lots of other amazing things - I really love the Altered Mouse Trap I would never have thought to use one of those.

I wanted to try something new so I used an empty coffee jar - that famous brand with the beautiful pull top jars that I and many other crafters collect - I had a spare and this was the perfect project to use it for.

First I painted the jar using Clear Gesso (I dont have any others yet) let this dry, then painted over using Pink Chalky Paint this time drying with a heat gun and it crackled lightly which was lovely, I rubbed a candle over some parts and painted over again using White Chalky Paint. Once dry I rubbed lightly over the waxed parts with light sand paper to reveal some of the pink paint underneath. I then painted over the jar using Mod Podge sealer.

I chose some paper from a 12x12 pad from the Papermania 'Capsule' range I trimmed a piece to wrap around the jar, I inked the edges using 'Pumice Stone' distress ink. Using Mod Podge as a glue to fix the paper over the jar and then as a varnish to seal the paper. 

I wrapped around some crochet lace using Mod Podge again like a glue and a varnish. I attached a string of pearls around the lid and fixed a fabric flower, crochet flower and a large flatback pearl onto the top of the lid.

I finished the decoration with a piece of spotty organza ribbon tied around the jar and a wooden button.

Everything I have used except from the Jar is available from Lisa's shop That Craft Place which is a bricks and mortar shop but also a Facebook Group/Shop so why not check out all the lushness the shop has to offer by following the link below...

Thank you so much for visiting today 

Krafty Hugs xx


  1. I know just the brand of coffee you mean and totally agree! Haha! I love all the lace on this xxSAMxx


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