I try to purchase as little as I can of glass items from the commissary, as they are not recycled in this area, but in the rare case that I have to, I prefer to save them for using sometime down the road. Well, the road ended and I found the opportunity to make a couple Soda Bottle Candy Jar and Card Gift Sets.
To begin, I've had the honor of using the gorgeous vintage images from Nicecrane Designs and this little girl dancing with her dolled up cat is from
The process began by cleaning and removing labeling. Once done, I made an oval masking of contact paper and placed it on the jar where I wanted a etched look. Using Armour Etch Glass Cream, I applied it to the oval area and let sit for five minutes. Rinsing this off, what remained was a clear glass jar with a center etched area, all ready for a wonderful vintage image. The image I colored was then scanned, down sized on the computer, shape changed to an oval and then when done, added directly to the etching with Mod Podge.
Acrylic white paint was then sponged about a 1/4" away from the etching to show a little clear glass, and then the entire remaining surface was dabbed white. Little wooden knobs were glued to the bottom as well for some more character. When dry, an acrylic clear coat was sprayed to protect the paint. Decorations were then added to coordinate.
A tag comes with the Soda Glass Candy Jar as well and matches the components used on the jar.
Here is the matching gift card, still using the same elements found on the jar and the tag. This is the original image that I colored in copics, that was sized down in the computer to fit on the jar. A little crotchet doily I made to fit on the card as I was using the Mojo Monday #271 sketch for inspiration.
That was one for a girl and now, one for a boy!
The same exact technique was employed for this set as well.
Using the wonderful image from Nicecrane Designs again in the set
I carried out the western scene as this little lad is propped on his horse getting his hat ready to ride while his side kick awaits.
The matching gift card that also uses the same image and the sketch from Mojo Monday.
For a little extra fun, I paper pieced actual newspaper onto his hat for a more realistic look.
So happy you stopped in today and I hope you've found a little inspiration in these items. Also, a very warm welcome to my newest followers and thank you always for the kindest messages you leave me.
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Mojo Monday - Sketch #271
Mojo Monday - Sketch #271