Today I'm sharing a wonderful jar I created for my secret sister, Scrapwritter aka Bren, in an "Anything Goes" mason jar swap at scrapbook.com. My inspiration for this creation came from my own sweet friend and secret sister in this swap, Scrap Smart aka Suzie Miller. Her beautiful creation can be viewed up close at: http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=234817&m=view&id=3905919&type=-1
I loved the iridescent effect on Suzie's jar which was created by using Modge Podge Gold Finish. I didn't realize that Modge Podge came in different finishes, but it apparently does. Rather than go out and purchase a ready made finish, I simply add gold glitter to my base and that worked out just fine.
This side of the canister showcases Prima's beautiful Queen Mary zipper flowers and plenty of gears, metal flowers and trinkets for finishing touches. For a listing of supplies and embellishments, please go to my gallery at: http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/641373/view/3949047/-1/0/1.html
To create this jar I cut out my images first, then used plan matte finish Modge Podge to apply them to the jar. Once I secured all my images, I sealed them with my glittered mixture. Next I added all my embellishments layering items along the way for lots of texture. Then I gave everything a finishing coat of gilttered Modge Podge which gave everything an amazing sparkle. I finished up by tying various ribbons around the mouth of the jar and hung chain with several different keys and trinkets fastened to the chain.
The top separates nicely from the canister for easy storage and has been embellished using Prima's new zipper flower, bronze antique lace, chipboard, metal flowers, heart locket, vintage buttons, mulberry roses, cherry blossoms, muse charms, and filigree metal flowers with contrasting gem stone centers. I went a little crazy with all the eclectic decorations, but hey, it was an "Anything Goes" swap - how could I resist!
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