Altered Jar!

An altered jar I made, mostly just to see where it would go, but also entered in the May (2018), Reneabouquets Mood Board Challenge on Facebook.

The jar I’ve had sitting around for a while, the top I found while digging up part of the yard last month, and the butterfly was left hanging on a stump by the previous owners. I washed everything up and set them aside without any plan for them at the time, but I decided to see what I could glue together this month.

After I added the Moulds to the jar, I coated everything with white gesso, then started layering on the paints & when I thought that was too “bright” I decided I should FINALLY try out the Baked Textures!

That mass of “netting” on the underside of the top piece is actually some “spider web” I picked up at the 99¢ store this past Halloween! I needed something to…cover…the top of the bottle, but I also wanted something different. After I got the “web” on I just randomly dribbled some JudiKins Diamond Glaze on and added the Silver Pink Shard Glitter Glass from Reneabouquets!

To add some shine to the butterfly, that was painted with Vicki Boutin paints, I added Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass from Reneabouquets!

The jar was painted with Prima’s Opal Magic “Blue Gold” on the bottom side of the flourishes, and Prima’s Sparks “Mermaid Sparkle” above the flourishes, while the flourishes themselves were painted with Opal Magic “Yellow-Blue” before having a layer of “Ancient Amber” Baked Texture added!

A close up of the beautiful, handcrafted flowers from the Reneabouquet Shop! For the coloring of the lid, I mixed some “Mermaid Lagoon” Distress Oxide with some Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze, spritzed in a bit of water for easier mixing, and painted it on! And that rust all over? “Chunky Rust” Baked Texture! Absolutly Awesome!

Product List:

  • Reneabouquet Exclusive Products: 
  • Diamond Chunky Glitter Glass 
  • Silver Pink Shard Glitter Glass 
  • All of the flowers and leaves! (From a couple “Teal and White” sets) 
  • Seth Apter/Emerald Creek: Baked Texture: 
    • Ancient Amber (Keyhole & Flourishes – After painting Yellow-Blue) 
    • Deep Sea (Butterfly Body) 
    • Chunky Rust (for the rust) 
  • Ranger Perfect Medium™ brush 
  • American Crafts – All The Good Things Collection – Mediums – Acrylic Color Pop
  • American Crafts – Mixed Media Collection – Glaze – Iridescent
  • Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Embossing Ink Clear
  • Prima – Iron Orchid Designs – Vintage Art Decor Mould – Large Fleurish
  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Opal Magic – Yellow Blue
  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Opal Magic – Blue Gold
  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Sparks Acrylic Paint – Mermaid Sparkle
  • Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Mermaid Lagoon
  • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
  • Creative Paperclay
  • The netting is actually “spider web” from the 99¢ store I bought back at Halloween.
  • Happy Layout!

    My Great Dane, Lucy, laying in the pond after an afternoon walk.

    Over at I host a monthly challenge, “The Ugly Games.” Each month “tributes” are given someone to send two papers and (at least one) embellishment to. The receiver is then challenged with creating a layout using all or part of the papers, as long as they are recognizable, well the embellishment(s) are optional and count towards two extra votes! This isn’t to say the papers are ugly, but the combination is meant to be U-G-L-Y, or at least something that wouldn’t normally be used together! It really teaches one to think about papers differently and how to combine different colors and patterns!

    For the May 2018 Challenge I was sent the following papers and set of stickers:

    The layout they became is at the top of this post and here:

    The cut file used here is “Piece of the Pie,” from The Cut Shoppe (Etsy). I cut the outer edge of the shape in the yellow paper, then the “outline” in the red & white paper! With the stickers I coated them in clear gesso so I could apply watercolors to them, then used the hearts and flowers on the layout!

    Product List: 

    • Hip Kit Club Exclusive Die Cuts 
    • Pentel Water Brush 
    • Clear gesso 
    • American Crafts – Lovely Day Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Up
    • American Crafts – Little By Little Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Li’l Bit
    • American Crafts – Little By Little Collection – Thickers – Hello Joy
    • Echo Park – Summer Dreams Collection – Enamel Dots
    • Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun – Pink
    • Sharpie – Fine Point – Writing Pens – Black – 2 Pack
    • Silhouette America – Cameo Version 3 – Electronic Cutting System
    • Silhouette America – Cameo Version 3 – Autoblade
    • Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors – 7 Inches
    • Prima – Watercolor Confections – Tropicals
    • Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches
    • Crate Paper – Chasing Dreams Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Moment
    • American Crafts – Little By Little Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Cultivate Joy

    A little note…

    A short note to explain my absence…

    We moved 1400 miles! Whew, I’m tired! LOL

    But, I’m finally getting everything situated in the new home, and I had to order an extension cord (USB) for my camera so I can (hopefully) someday make little videos of my brain attempting to control the actions of my hands!

    Spring Fling Tag Swap at Reneabouquets!

    Over on Facebook, Reneabouquets hosted a “Spring Fling” tag swap for May! This is the tag I came up with for my partner! (Well, I added to what I had been thinking of, because I had daffodils on the brain as soon as I signed up! LOL)

    The daffodils are cut from a thin Mulberry Paper and after I put them together I coated them in (watered down) Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze and added the stamen. And actually, I didn’t have the right shade of yellow for them, so after cutting the trumputs out I soaked them in Shimmerz: Creameez “Daffodil” (that was just a lucky coincidence the color I was looking for was also appropriately named!) 

    Product List:

    • Reneabouquet Products: 
    • “Silver Pink” Glitter Glass 
    • Beautiful Board Small Quilling Flourish 
    • Tiny Treasures Sweet Pea Lavender Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies 
    • Mini Pink Lemonade Mulberry Roses & Leaves Set 
    • The gardenias were pulled from different rose sets I had from Reneabouquets 
    • The paper is from Blue Fern Studios: Spring Parade, and you can purchase this from Reneabouquet! 
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • PixScan Cutting Mat
  • AutoBlade
  • The lattice cut on the background and the daffodils are both files from the Silhouette store (Design IDs #40858 and #112756)
  • Ranger 
    • Multi Medium – Matte
    • Glossy Accents
  • Scotch ATG
  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchamey
    • Sparks Acrylic Pain – Fairy Wings
    • Opal Magic Wax – Royal Robes
    • Art Basics – 3D Gloss Gel
  • Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze
  • Shimmerz: Creameez “Daffodil”
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide “Shaded Lilac”
  • JudiKins Diamond Glaze