Hi there! Carol here with my tutorial for October. I love altering things and today I'll show how I turned a humble coffee jar into a Christmas light holder.
Starting with a clean jar...any size will do, so long as it matches up with your stencil.
I scrunched and tore up lots of tissue (Shery always wraps her orders in tissue so I have a ready supply!), then I used Mod Podge to glue it all over and left it overnight to dry. I then gave it a coat of paint....I used an opaque one but I think a translucent would probably work better.
While the paint was drying I stencilled the Christmas Trees onto tissue using Sparkle Medium and once dry painted the back of the tissue with the same paint as the jar.
The jar looked a bit dull so I gave it a wash with some very watered down white gesso...this found it's way into all the creases of tissue and gave a lovely effect. I dusted the whole of the jar with Glamour Dust then left it to dry.
More Modgepodge was used to attach the trees and I added some tinsel and lace to finish.
This could easily be adapted to make something Halloween themed...or any other occasion for that matter! Unfortunately I didn't have a candle light big enough to show how this looks lighted...but all the sparkle really shimmers. The finished project could also be used as a vase.
I hope you've enjoyed this month's tutorial, I'll see you again next month.
ARTplorations - Christmas Trees stencil
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint