Friday, January 27, 2012

Glittery Sparkly Jars

Good morning! Thank you for the kind responses on my last post both here and on facebook. Sometimes writing things down helps me better form a dialogue with others and gets me out of my own head. I'm going to keep making and keep exploring and keep finding places for my work.

Today let's look at something glittery. I first saw this tutorial at A Beautiful Mess and fell crazy in love. I thought this would be a perfect way to make my Animal Jars even more fun.

First I bought a couple of jars to try this out on. I went for smooth jars but I also tried it on a smaller jar that wasn't smooth. I bought Mod Podge for the first time in a million years. I can't believe I've gone this long without using it.

Smooth Glass Jars and Mod Podge

I painted a pattern inside the jar and used a paper towel to clean around the edges.

Paint with Glue

In this one I attempted a chevron design but it looked more like a squiggle.

Attempt at Chevron design.

And then pour the glitter...

Fill Up with Glitter

And wait....

More glitter.

When that dries go with the next color.


After waiting a very long time most of it had dried but the squiggle jar was still pretty white.
Wait Foreverrr

The next day I had better results but the squiggle jar is still being kind of weird. I'm thinking maybe a hairdryer will get that last little bit?

Now I just need to coat the inside with a final layer of Mod Podge to keep the glitter in one place.

This was super fun. I can wait to add something cute to the lid. I'm trying to come up with ideas for the lids that aren't just animals. Any suggestions?

1 comment:

flux biota. said...

shellac some of those (not very tasty) valentine hearts that say "i wuv ooo" or " U R A Hottie" and stick em' on the lid.