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May 10, 2013

eP Get Altered Challenge

Good morning! It's been a while since I got a chance to participate in the Get Altered Challenge at eclectic Paperie but last week Donna-Marie challenged us to alter a glass bottle - any type! It sounds like fun, no? Well I gave it a try and came up with this. (I'll link all my products in at the bottom of the post!)

I took a jelly jar type canning jar and tried something I've seen a lot of on Pinterest, colored it with glue. It's a pretty easy technique and you can find all sorts of tutorials on Pinterest. I tinted my glue with a reinker so that it came out to be a pretty chartreuse color.

I then added some pretty beads by stringing them on wire and wrapping it around the jar (saw that on Pinterest too!). I also wanted to add something inside to make it not transparent so I used a piece of deli paper, sprayed it with Dylusions ink spray, over a pretty doily mask and then added a but of storing with a fun Unity stamp. Cut to size and added to the jar I love the pattern and texture it adds to the look!

I came up with 2 uses for my jar. First, you can add a little candle in a glass votive (you need the glass votive to make it safe!). I added some wire so that it could be hung - so pretty!

The other use is as a jar to hold all my paint brushes. Not only functional but oh so pretty! :). I was having so much fun that I created a tag to go along with it. I colored the tag first by spraying some ink sprays and water on my craft sheet and them dragging the tag across the ink. I also used tube White Linen spray over the doily mask for a pretty pattern. I added some pretty rolled roses made from Pink Paislee paper - love this pack!!! - and the word "create" by cutting the letters from a magazine. I've tied the tag to my mixed media basket of goodies to inspire me when I'm working, it makes me smile!

I hope you've been inspired to give the challenge a try! Get all the details an lots more inspiration by visiting the eP blog!! Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Your beads are beautiful and I love that your jar is functional too! Very pretty!


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