It's canning season and what better time to celebrate the sweet trend of mason jars! In this case, I was actually inspired by my photo props as I had this set up for other projects. I went down to my craft room and started creating and imagine that, a blue mason jar and some wood elements. It can be a little crazy just how your mind works even when you aren't consciously doing it!
I've long been a fan of mason jars and I use them for so much more than food. Did you know they even make great crafting storage? The clear jars keep things organized but allow you to see what's inside at the same time. Pretty AND practical. I'll cease my ode to the humble mason jar as I'm sure you love them too. Let's get started!
First of all the die set. I often start creating with dies or a die set and this sweet set from Mama Elephant has lots of great elements to it. Framed Tags - Park Avenue comes as one piece so you need some die snips to cut it apart. Snip carefully to prevent injury.
Once the die set is apart I die-cut the flag banner tag from watercolor paper and then stamped it with both the mason jar and the Have a Ball stamps. I love using Jet Black Archival Ink when watercoloring as it is very permanent and always gives a crisp impression.
For this project I've used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. To get a soft fluid color I scribble the market onto a palette and then pick up the color with a a wet brush.
You can also go back in after and add more color along the edges if desired direct from the brush. I've added in blues and greens for the mason jar for subtle variation and also to hint at greenery in the jar.
Once the jar is finished and mostly dry, I went in with a pink watercolor pigment and added in a background to tie the design together.
The die-set previously used also has a great border that fits perfectly onto an A5 size card front (4.25" x 5.5"). I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Authentique Utopia paper pad that was just a little smaller than card front size and adhered it to the card front before layering on the frame. By cutting it slightly smaller you won't have any edges showing past the frame.
Once the layers and tag were adhered I started my embellishing. Some sweet white paper flowers accent the top of the jar.
I was also so excited to try out these new Maya Road Wood Slices. They are so natural looking and fit in really well with the down-home feel of the mason jar.
They've been stamped with images from the stamp set in Jet Black Archival Ink and White and Magenta Pigment Inks. Heat set with a heat gun.
The final step was to add a sweet mix of Taylored Expressions sequins with Glossy Accents.
Thanks so much for joining me today in the CLASSroom!