Altered Art Mason Jars
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.
- 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
- Acrylic paint, black
- Paper towel
- Hot glue gun
- Acrylic paint for glass
- Small brushes
- Stencil of your choosing
- Golden’s heavy gel medium
- Wash the mason jars. Allow them to dry thoroughly.
- Gather your tools.
- Stamp one of each of the long metal tag blanks: Basil, Oregano, Parsley.
- Stamp the Right Leaf Stamp twice after each word.
- With a Q-tip, smear some black acrylic paint over each word.
- Then wipe off with a paper towel until the surface area is clean.
- 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.
- Mark the ends of each long metal tag with a Sharpie.
- Use the 3/32” side of the 2-hole punch to make holes where you marked the long metal tags.
- Fasten a brad to each hole.
- Adhere your stencil to the large mason jar.
- Apply your glass paint. Follow the directions for drying time.
- Remove the stencil.
- Repeat this process on the medium size mason jar.
- Cut two 2 1/2” pieces of ribbon per jar.
- 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.
- Use hot glue to add trim around the ribbon panels of each jar.
- Use the hot glue to adhere the long metal tags to each jar.
- 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.
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