Saturday, March 26, 2016

Old jar

Well, I hope it *looks* old...:

...that was my goal.  I had these pins in a jar that my brother tried to recycle (gasp) when he and his baby Viv were in town.  SHALL SHALT NOT DISCARD SMALL JARS IN A CRAFTER'S HOME!  "I can find a use for that..."


  1. (DAY 1) I painted the lid with Liquitex gesso
  2. Added yellow sand paste by Pebeo
  3. Painted with Rich Espresso metallic paint by DecoArt
  4. (DAY 2) Started to paint with Walnut Stain Distress Paint... then stopped.  The color was all wrong.  So I sprayed it with Distress Stain Spray in Black Soot
  5. (DAY 3) Parts were still wet, so I wiped it with a baby wipe and now tried a little Walnut Stain Distress Paint... now that the background was dark, it was fine.  I painted it around and wiped a little off
  6. I touched at the "corroded" parts with Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint, and wiped a little off with the baby wipe, then added a dab of matte Mod Podge and dabbed a little old nutmeg onto the corroded parts.  Actually don't love the nutmeg on it... too bright.
  7. I also added a dab of matte Mod Podge to the top part of the lid and dabbed it to dull it even more (I hoped)
  8. Finally, I added a few drops of Adirondack alcohol ink in Rust, then  added a drop of Mermaid... it was too much, so I did a quick wash with blending solution, then added one more drop of Rust.  That left just the right amount of turquoise...
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:


  1. Great alteration of their captured a fabulous vintage feel and rusty look! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  2. Useful jars like this certainly can not be disposed of! It looks decades, if not centuries, old!

  3. Mimi are so creative
    and the Jar is cute
    love your idea

  4. good idea
    thanks for joining at us challenge CCCB
    Dobroslawa DT