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Altered Art Mason Jars

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Save glass jars and turn them into Altered Art Mason Jars from Theresa Cifali with can serve as catchall for spices, grains and more. Use a variety of supplies and materials to help your altered art ideas come to life. Use jars you already have to cut down on costs.

Altered Art Mason Jars
 

Materials:

  • ImpressArt Metal Alphabet Stamps, Newsprint, upper and lowercase
  • ImpressArt Design Stamps: Leaf Right, Vine
  • ImpressArt Metal Stamping Hammer
  • ImpressArt Steel Stamping Block
  • ImpressArt Stamp Straight Tape
  • ImpressArt Assorted Metal Blanks
  • ImpressArt 2-hole punch
  • 3 glass mason jars
  • Stripped 3/4” twill ribbon
  • 1/8” ribbon or trim of your choice
  • Leather cord
  • Brads
  • Acrylic paint, black
  • Q-tips
  • Paper towel
  • Hot glue gun
  • Acrylic paint for glass
  • Small brushes
  • Stencil of your choosing
  • Golden’s heavy gel medium
  • Sharpie

Instructions:

  1. Wash the mason jars. Allow them to dry thoroughly.

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  2. Gather your tools.

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  3. Stamp one of each of the long metal tag blanks: Basil, Oregano, Parsley.

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  4. Stamp the Right Leaf Stamp twice after each word.

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  5. With a Q-tip, smear some black acrylic paint over each word.

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  6. Then wipe off with a paper towel until the surface area is clean.

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  7. Repeat this process with the small metal tags using the Vine design stamp on the front and the back of the metal tag. Set those aside for later.
     
  8. Mark the ends of each long metal tag with a Sharpie.

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  9. Use the 3/32” side of the 2-hole punch to make holes where you marked the long metal tags.
     
  10. Fasten a brad to each hole.

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  11. Adhere your stencil to the large mason jar.
     
  12. Apply your glass paint. Follow the directions for drying time.

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  13. Remove the stencil.

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  14. Repeat this process on the medium size mason jar.
     
  15. Cut two 2 1/2” pieces of ribbon per jar.

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  16. Adhere the two pieces of ribbon, one next to the other to the mason jar with Golden’s gel medium to create a panel. Repeat on other jars.

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  17. Use hot glue to add trim around the ribbon panels of each jar.

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  18. Use the hot glue to adhere the long metal tags to each jar.

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  19. Tie leather cord around the neck of the mason jar. Thread the end of each cord through the hole of a small metal tag. Tie a knot at the end of the cord.

    Altered Art Mason Jars

 

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