Sunday 8 November 2020

2020 Topic #20 Topic Introduction : Mason Jars

 2020 Topic  20 - Mason Jars

Hi everyone, Jenny here for Keren while she is on a break. 

Our new topic is Mason Jars which is so apt for this time of year given that these jars were originally designed for preserving and storing food. Just think of all those delicious fruits and berries turned into jams or suspended in sweet liquor all ready for the colder months ahead. Of course the creative inside us can't wait to 'borrow' those jars from the kitchen and transform them with stamps, paints, inks and more! We start by digging back through the PaperArtsy blog archives for some inspiration.

Alison Bomber took the time to etch over Lynne Perrella's cityscape design on this jar.

Who could resist using Kay Carley's hand drawn jar to hold the last blooms in the garden?

Anneke de Clerck inventively used the lids from mason jars to create these beautiful tree ornaments.

Out in the garden a collection of mason jars make a wonderful display.

Here's an idea to help us save for future travels beyond our back gardens.

With a little clay you can create a magical fairy house of your own.

Sometimes it's as much about what's on the inside...

Staying with the neutral colour scheme, here's one for the vintage lovers out there.

Candy Colwell used a crackle technique to alter this jar beautifully.
With a nod back to their originally intended use, making oil candle lamps looks like fun.

Proving there's a way to make a scene without upsetting anyone, how about making snow globes with your own photos!
A rainbow of colour brightens up these craft storage jars.

If you don't have fallen leaves from the garden to add to the outside of your mason jars you could stamp your own!

If you're feeling confident paint directly onto your mason jar and add fabric trims.

With so many ways to decorate them inside and out it's no wonder so many people are drawn to altering mason jars. It will be exciting to see how the PaperArtsy bloggers have interpreted this theme.

If you want to create along with us while we explore this topic, please share your makes on our social feeds so we can follow along. Instagram @paperartsy or why not join us and post in the PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in your contributions, we love to see what you get up to in your creative world!



Miriam said...

Great inspiration Jenny. I'm really looforwarf to this topic.

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous post with so much oo's and aa's on my side... and I have seen a lot of beauties lately :)

A Pink said...

Terrific collection of inspiring Mason jar creativity . Thanks for sourcing and sharing Jenny
x said...

One small jar so many ways....wonderful post and challenge.

Jenny Marples said...

A big thank you to Ellie for helping me find some gorgeous inspiration for this intro post xx

Jenny Marples said...

Thank you so much for your help with this post Ellie - we both got 'lost' in a blizzard of wonderful mason jar projects I think! x