Gratitude Jar

Hi Everyone, here is my latest project – a Gratitude Jar. This is my first real mixed media project and I had seen the idea of a Gratitude Jar floating around Facebook so I thought I’d make one considering I believe in the importance of a grateful heart. The paper used in this project is from Prima’s “Cartographer Collection” & BoBunny’s “Wild Card” collection. The sentiment stamp used is from Stamping Up’s “Pursuit of Happiness” set.  The dies are Tim Holtz Alterations “Mini Paper Rosettes” and “Weathered Clock”,  Sizzix “Heart Lock & Keys” and Spellbinders “Tattered Lace”. The string around the bottle neck is Tim Holtz idea-ology Paper String solids pack. The flowers are from 2 Prima packs – “Cartographer” 20 piece & “Engraver” 9 piece. The crystal  embellishments are Prima’s “Cartographer” Say it in Crystals. The leaves are from Xpressions. The inks used were Tim Holtz “Walnut Stain”, “Tea Dye” and “Vintage Photo” Distress Inks. To emboss the sentiment I used Tim Holtz “Vintage Photo” Distress Powder. The bottle cap is Prima’s Metal Vintage Trinket Bottle Caps and filled with Finabair’s Copper Glass Glitter & Stampendous “Tea Stained” Mica Flakes. The cheese cloth is sprayed with Tim Holtz “Black Soot” Distress Spray Stain.  I have no idea where the metal butterfly or lace I used for the fan came from – Sorry :0(  For the bottle I sponged on Burnt Sienna then Raw Umber acrylic paints and then Silks Chestnut Brown. For anyone interested in watching the video tutorial on this, I will be uploading it to my brand new youtube channel at the end of the week ;0)

Tip for the day: When using sponges for inking I like to leave the ink on there as the more saturated the better, but when using a sponge for paint always wash the sponge immediately after use as once the paint is dry the only place for your sponge is the garbage :0)


4 thoughts on “Gratitude Jar

  1. Denise Shepherd says:

    I love your gratitude jar, could you please send me your video link as I would love to watch it and try one myself. Thank you xx

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