Altered Coffee Jar
For this months free post i decided to create this altered coffee jar.
I had the best time creating this piece. Working on a round surface really gets my creative mind working overtime.
I started by covering the entire jar with texture paste and using a flat soft brush i massaged tissue paper over the top, creating bumps, tares and ripples.
While it was still tacky i used old curtain rope beads to wrap around the jar. I also added a little bit of crochet material to the top and a hessian cut off to the side. I then covered the entire thing with white gesso.
Then i added old jewellery, chipboard, buttons, beads and some resin faces. (Resin faces available from the store) I also replaced the hessian from the above photo. I cut it to fit the jar better.
As you can see if both these photos i placed a cardboard frame around an image. This i loosely tacked on with gel medium until i had filled the bits and bobs around it. I took it off in the next step.
I then used a mixture of lindy's sprays (cathedral pines green, azure sea asters, buccaneer bay blue and bayou boogie gold) I lightly sprayed areas and let it drip and run around. After drying it with my heat tool i added more of certain colours here and there where needed.
I then used finnabair wax (Peacock) to highlight the beads on the thread and other parts of jewellery, beads and chipboards. I also used a fin brush to added the lindy's spray colours to the cardboard frame. I used the wax on the lettering and on the resin faces.
I also added a chipboard to the bottom corner as well as some flat back bling.
My altered coffee jar. So much fun to create and share with you all.
Check out www.randomarts.com.au for the amazing lindy's sprays i used in this artwork, as well as finnabair wax's, resins, chipboards, texture paste, gesso, gel medium and much much more.
I hope this jar has inspired you to give one ago yourself.
Thankyou for viewing my blog, much love.
Hellooo Everyone... I am a Mixed Media Artist, Teacher and Product Educator....I have been a creative person all my life and have a Diploma In Multimedia and Graphic Design. I always wanted to blend that with Mixed Media, which I have been doing since about 2015...I am self taught and love to experiment and explore with products and what they do.....I hope you enjoy following me and my fabulous team on our creative journey.......
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