For this weeks make with the lovely Crafter's Companion stamps - Adorable Cute Companions, designed by Jayne Nestorenko - sent to me by Julie at JB Crafting Supplies, I decided to make a tealight holder.
I had an empty jar (well empty-ish!) & some spare napkins.
I wasn't sure if what I had in mind would work, but I tried it & I think it turned out ok.
I first carefully parted the layers of the napkin, I only needed one layer with nothing on it. Then I stamped onto the napkin layer with the stamps, using black Archival ink.
My jar isn't round - it has 4 sides, so I stamped 4 images. I tore around carefully around the images leaving a border. Next was the part I was unsure of as I thought the ink may bleed. I covered one side of the jar with some Americana Decou-Page medium and carefully applied a tissue image, going over the image with the medium once I had it in place - RESULT! no bleeding so I repeated this on the other 3 sides of the jar.
I left this to dry for a while.
Then came the next part I was unsure of - would I be able to colour the images? I used my watercolour pencils & they worked a treat.
At the top of the jar I applied some gilding flakes.
Once I was sure it was all dry I applied some glitter in various places using Stckles.
Added some sparkly ribbon around the top & a rechargeable tealight inside.
Here are the other sides of the jar. Hopefully you can see a bit of the sparkle I added. I love the 'frostiness' of the glass.
I am really pleased with how this has turned out. I hope it has insiped you to give it a try. Pop over to Julie's shop and see what stamps she has that make you want to try this project.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your lovely comments.
I have entered this in:
Allsorts challenge blog - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - anything but a card - Winner!
Imagination Crafts - anything goes
Sisters of Craft - anything goes