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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Altered Coffee Jar

Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post this morning as off to see my granddaughters.

If you saw my blog post on Monday you will see I have been having a bit of a change from cards.

Today I bring you an altered coffee jar! 
I have to thank Kathryn Halstead for her inspiration with this project.





Step by Step

1. I gave the jar and lid a coat of PVA glue to start with.
2. I embossed paper using Embossalicious Regal Flourish, tore them up and decopatched them onto both the jar and lid. I then gave it a coat of Black Gesso.
3. I then arranged all my embellishments which consisted of metal, wood, paper, lace, pearls to the jar and lid. I then  gave the jar and lid 2 coats of black gesso, letting each coat dry first.
4. Once dry using a dry brush and white paint gently with the flat of the brush dusted over the areas where no embellishments where, this highlighted the embossed/torn paper, I think it looks like slate.
5. To finish off I went over the bird cages, pearl trim on jar and lid, all metal embellishments with Pebeo Studio Iridescent Copper and the flowers with Iridescent Red Blue.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We love 2 Create #15 - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Not Just Cards Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #54 - Use a Metal Embellishment
2 Creative Chicks #28 - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Anything but a Card #49 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

41 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Linda this is awesome, I would never have known it was a coffee jar in it's previous life had you not said....I absolutely Love it!!
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  2. Such a fabulous altered project Linda. Love all of the stunning details.
    Laine
    xx

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  3. awesome linda. loiking forward to trying this when we get home xx

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  4. Oooh love your altered jar.xxx

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  5. WOW WOW WOW.......beautiful......I have a heap of moccona coffee jars, so may even have a go at something like this.......

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  6. Wow.... !! A stunning altered piece of art!! Wonderful!

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  7. Am loving the look of this gorgeous creation, texture &the colours are fabulous.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  8. Amazing work - absolutely love this x

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  9. This is just out of this world I cannot believe it started as a coffee jar and ended up as something you see in expensive shops. You have excelled yourself Linda with this project wonderful and perfect love and hugs Carole x

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  10. This is totally fantastic xxxxxxxx (hugs)

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  11. Hi Linda this is fabulous you never would believe that it started life as a humble coffee jar. I love the texture and depth of colour you have achieved. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

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  12. It looks absolutely brilliant Linda!!
    Kevin xx

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  13. stunning job you did Linda looks gorgeous.
    Gr Karin

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  14. Oh wow Linda, this is an amazing transformation. Just adore the old world feel.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  15. Linda this is gorgeous! What a fantastic project xxx

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  16. WOW! This is fabulous, Linda! Would never have thought embossed paper could turn out like that as a base. Gorgeous!

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  17. I love that your showing a different side of your talent, you did a spectacular job! :)

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  18. Wow hard to beleive it was a coffee jar, looks Moroccan, great job

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  19. Absolutely fantastic project Linda, never believe this was a coffee jar! love the textures..colours and embellishment..
    Hugs Pam x

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  20. This is amazing Linda, very clever, love all the embellishments.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

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  21. Wow Linda, this is a stunning transformation....love it. Carol x

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  22. What a fabulous piece Linda. Loving your technique. The effect is really lovely. Hugs and best of luck in your challenges. xx

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  23. Wow Linda this is fabulous, love the texture and all the embellishments. Jennifer x

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  24. This is an amazing piece of Art Linda, love the way you used the iridescent red , copper and white to create variations in colors and shades !!

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  25. hi hun, this is so gorgeous, wow.....you are very talented. LOVE IT jo xx

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  26. oh wow hun I adore this to bits,the detail is fantastic I love love this to bits,hugs Cherylx

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  27. Fabulous altered project Linda, love the embellishments and colour. I have two boxes to alter for my grandchildren your post has inspired me to get on with them. xx

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  28. This is great Linda xx Jan

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  29. Oh wow Linda this is absolutely amazing. X

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  30. Fabulous transformation Linda, love how you embellished , very eye catching piece. Thanks so much for joining in with the We Love To Create Challenge. Tracy x

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  31. This is one impressive coffee jar Linda! Love all the texture & added goodies!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  32. This is fabulous Linda and a wonderful transformation. I love all the elements and details you've added. I hope you've had a lovely day. Hugs xxx

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  33. Wow Linda, truly a stunner!! Awesome Job.

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  34. Totally amazing! I have so many of these saved and now I know what to do! Thanks for the details and really love this!! Thanks for playing with us this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! ~Nanette, DT~

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  35. Incredible! What else can I say? :-D

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  36. Beautiful alered bottle. Love it - very stunning. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

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  37. WOW - it looks like some antique curio from the Middle East, it is amazing!

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  38. Linda - you did an amazing job! This turned out so very gorgeous - and I love the highlighted colors over the black - wow!

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  39. Fantastic project Linda, can't wait to see more.

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  40. Stunning project and a great way to use up those coffee jars

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Thank you very much for your comments. I really do appreciate them all and I do read them. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and come back again soon. Linda xxxx