|Hard to see, but this silky-coated tabby has found a butterfly. (Not my kitty, BTW.) Love how cats' whiskers fan forward when they are super-interested in something. Awww...so cute!|
I am back with another butterfly project that I made as a birthday gift for a friend. It's a sunny altered sweet treat jar full of Kraft caramels.
(Oh, blissful and rapturous yummy goodness! You can't begin to imagine how many bags of these I have to buy in order to have some on hand for treat jars!!!)
This project fits Mrs. A's Butterfly Spot Challenge of Butterfly + D is for Dimension. (I didn't use the other option of D is for Denim this time....but you still have time to do that!)
I Mod Podged strips of book paper onto my jar and later remembered why I should gesso the jar first.
(Who can resist the urge to squint sideways inside the jar to try to see what this slightly steamy discarded book....that even the local thrift store couldn't or wouldn't sell...has to say????? Ha. Don't tell anyone!!! Good thing the paper was in strips! Ummm...maybe I better just shut up about it now...)
I scribbled over the book paper with several colors of Gelatos and blended them together with my (now yellow) finger, moistened with water to make them smooth and creamy. Gelatos are such a pretty medium and so wonderfully easy to use.
My Serendipity - Floral Butterflies are made from tissue paper I had used underneath a previous project to catch the overspray. (I think it was from this project. There's a photo where you can see the tissue.) I folded up the splattered tissue and die cut a bunch of butterflies...4 or 5 at a time....and then stamped them each with Distress Ink in Pumice Stone. Then I applied them to my jar with a bit of Mod Podge. I outlined them with a black Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Marker and then with a white one over that to soften the black outline.
I added some leaves die cut from my Sizzix Originals - Build a Lilac die set along with some Prima flowers and pearl centers. I finished the body of the jar with a bit of twine and a cute heart button.
The lid was done in a similar fashion, except I made a base of only gesso instead of interesting book paper! :)
I have a lot of fun making these treat jars. They take a little bit of time, but I love the results.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my altered jar. Thank you for your amazing comments. You make my day!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this altered treat jar in the following challenges:
1. Mrs. A's Butterfly Spot Challenge - Butterfly + D is for Denim and/or Dimension
2. Serendipity Stamps Challenge #57 - Just Add Water (I added water to my Gelatos to smooth them around on my background.)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Things with Wings
4. DL.Art July Linky Challenge - AG
5. Penny Black at All Sorts July Challenge - AG with a stamp
6. Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #67 - Sugar Rush (I didn't use a sugary image, but my jar is full of caramels!! Hope that counts.)
7. Southern Ridge Trading Co July Challenge - AG Summer
8. The Ribbon Girls July Challenge - Any Image