Hello! Today is the mid-challenge point of the first Challenge over at Anything But a Card Challenge Blog! Today we feature the other half of the Design Team and our projects!
Let me say I learned A LOT during the making of this project. Bear with me!
I first was going to try decoupaging with tissue paper. It looked horrible so I scraped and rinsed it all off. Then I decided I would use alcohol inks since I LOVE playing with them.
Basically I just pulled out blues and greens from my stash. I tried using the felt applicator and did use it sometimes on the whole thing, but I found just dribbling the drops on it and letting them run worked well too. I put some paper towels inside to try to see the pattern better. I randomly used some blending solution here and there and dabbed it on. I also added some gold mixative too. I really liked it, then I had the NOT brilliant idea to cover the whole thing with Rock Candy Crackle paint. I thought it would add texture. I went to bed, and the next morning I awoke to a HORRIFIC sight.
The crackle paint crackled all right- and my work space was covered with blue and green chips where it had come off the jar! I had a nearly NAKED jar! I was so annoyed. I guess I didn't bother to research it, but DO NOT use crackle paint over alcohol ink on glass. Learn from my mistake. Don't put yourself thru the horrors of flaking inked bits everywhere and nekkid glass. It's not pretty. I should have taken a picture, but truth be told, at that point I was ready to hurl the jar off my balcony and watch it smash into smithereens! But I didn't. I took the blending solution, some regular rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap and cleaned the jar.
I started again. There is some texture on the jar because not all of the prior experimental coats came off completely. BONUS! So, I finished it. I am not thrilled with the ribbon and flower, but I figured enough was enough! I actually will try the alcohol inks on glass again though! The jar is now sitting on my plant stand where the light streams thru it!
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