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
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!
......my 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.