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,



Miriam said...

What a great and useful project.

A Pink said...

Terrific projects for the topic . Especially love those 'paint tube' fresco swatches - the perfect stamp choice and love your collection of paint brushes . Theres some clean brush envy going on here . ;) x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great idea for the mason jars! They look fantastic.

Eileen Bergen said...

The jars are are lovely; but the paint swatch ring is sheer genius! I love how it hangs off the jar - always right at hand. Thank you for a terrific tutorial, Kate.

Ellie Knol said...

I love the use of the infusions... and the paint swatches.. gorgeous!!

PaperArtsy said...

I absolutely love this idea Kate!!!