I just had to make some more painted jars. Unfortunately, I just cannot freehand designs very well at all. I looked at and saved some really pretty pictures from Pinterest and the interwebs, but alas, about all I can do is put uneven dots all over my projects.
So here's a small purple jar I did. It took approximately 6 or 7 coats to get to this colour and due to some streaking issues, I ended up doing the last 2 coats by sponging it on to create texture.
This was actually the second jar that I did, back in June. I learned a very valuable lesson: Never put this project outside to dry on a hot, humid day. This got screwed up big time and required a rather drawn out salvage process. I used a stencil to make the design. I laid the jar outside on the side of the grill, with this design face up. Unfortunately, the sun baked the paint to the stencil not the jar so when I removed the stencil, all the paint came with it. Additionally, the back side of the jar melted to the grill, so when I picked up the jar, part of the aqua paint pulled away. I had to carefully remove the stencil and then try to freehand the design as best as I could.
After I filled in the gaping hole with many layers of paint, the only way to truly cover it up was to flip the stencil upside down and put the largest silver dot over the repaired hole.
With Epsom salts and a candle.
Here's one I did with 6 coats of blue paint and more glittery dots.
I couldn't wait to paint the little bottles I got in PTown!!!
I made a huge design boo-boo on that black & white one; the screw up is on the back. I also added button flowers for them.
Then I saw this adorable project on line too....might have been Pinterest or a link someone posted to my timeline: Button caterpillars. I knocked this one together in about 10 minutes and was surprised at how adorable it is!
Couldn't make just one.
Oh my goodness! So CUTE!
They are just a little too addictive to make.
Then I found a package of different coloured sparkly pipe cleaners. The possibilities are endless!
I am going to see how they sell at the Legion Craft Fair this year, although I admit to being attached to them and not wanting to part with them!