Thursday, 12 November 2020

2020 Topic #20 Brushes and Swatches with EEA (by Kate Yetter)

  2020 Topic 20: Mason Jars


Kate has a genius idea for swatching, that looks as beautiful as it is useful. She's given us 3 fabulous projects for the price of one, and I will definitely be nicking (borrowing) her swatching idea!
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Kate with you today, and I'd like to share my mason jar project. 

Mason jars are in use everyday in my kitchen but I also I love using them for storage elsewhere in my house. I thought this would be the perfect project to create pretty containers to store my artist brushes. They have been sitting in their original packaging for far too long. 





I started off by spraying a strip of cardstock with Rocky Road Infusions.


After it dried, I stamped the background with a script stamp and embossed the elephants.


I stamped and cut out a paint tube for every PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint that I own.


Each paint tube was labeled and painted with the corresponding paint.


For the second jar, I decorated the strip of cardstock by using Fresco paints and stamping.





I attached the decorated strip to the jar and started adding embellishments.


A bit of bakers twine was added to the top of each jar.



My most favorite embellishment is the ring of paint tubes. I love that I can find the color I want by flipping through the paint swatches.


Because I was so inspired by the theme, I decided to make my own mason jar to put on a card.


The background was stamped, embossed and sprayed with Infusions.


The finished card.


I really enjoyed making these pretty jars to store my paint brushes. Now, I need to clean off my desk so I have a place to display them. I hope you will give the jars in your pantry an extra thought before discarding them in the trash. A little bit of paper, paint and stamping can really transform a jar into a piece of art that doubles as storage.

Until Next Time,
Kate

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