Saturday, 25 May 2013

Things in jars

I have always loved jars.  I have jars (not a jar collection, you must understand) of various sizes and shapes, and I have a vintage button jar with inherited buttons which the grandchildren like to play with (who needs toys?). 

Think of this for inspiration.

I found a Mason Jar free clip art on the net and experimented with getting stuff in it.

First I tried photographing jellybeans.  This was fun, but I had to do it fast because they kept disappearing ...

For this one I made a shape card using the jar shape and filled it with my photographed jelly beans.  I did this by printing the jellybean photograph, then overprinting with the jar clip art, then cutting around.  Then sticking it to a base card and cutting it to shape, then tracing around the shape and cutting inside the lines to make a shaped insert and ....  whew!


Then I filled this one with purchased
liquorice paper ... After taking this photo I covered the single sweet with Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy which made it look sort of crusty-glazed.

Much less fattening than the jellybeans. 

And then a couple filled with
coffee ....            


and my photograph of cashew nuts ...  brown card cut with decorative scissors and sanded to distress.

Imagine my joy when I discovered this Hero Arts sentiment stamp!

             photograph of Snake Sours ...  unfortunately these kept diminishing too. 
I used clear glitter on the cutout sours to make it look like sugar.

Some spiders I photographed ...  one of the models crawled onto the card.  The background was embossed, smooshed with embossing ink, then clear heat embossed.

And lastly, what I set out to do - my button collection in a jar.  At least these are sugar- and fat-free!

I hope now maybe you'll look at things in jars in a different way.


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