Saturday, December 31, 2011

Giggle in 2012


HAPPY NEW YEAR

To all my blog friends!!

You are a Blessing to me!!!  I appreciate You!!!




I chose the word 'Giggle' to put on this jar because I need to giggle more.  I tend to be too serious and need to lighten up, laugh, and giggle more.  I'm better than I used to be but intend to keep improving in 2012.  


Don't ya just love the jar!!!  I do!!!!!  It is a Very cool technique that The Wendy Vecchi shared on her blog on THIS post and also check out THIS post for another twist with this cool technique.  I really liked the color of Wendy's bottle so I also used pumice stone Distress Stain and espresso Pigment Ink.   I've had this jar for some time (don't remember where it came from) and I failed to think clearly when I started, lol... I wiped off the jar but I'm thinking I should have washed it very well (even though it was clean) or cleaned the glass with alcohol.  As I was adding color to the crackle I had some spots start to come off so after it was dry I brushed Glossy Accents over all the crackle just to make sure everything was going to stay put and it does.  


Ideology ornate plate, adage ticket, jump rings, charm clips, and ball chain are added to the jar.  I sanded the ornate plate and also added some hazelnut Paint Dabber working all the extra paint off with my fingers.  



For the flowers I glued old music to grungepaper using Glue 'n Seal - covered both sides of the grungepaper... die cut 3 of Tim's tattered pinecones, colored them with Distress Stains victorian velvet, mustard seed, and tea dye and formed them into little roses adding an old pearl to the center of each rose. Instead of using a toothpick like Tim shows I used small skewers so they would be long enough to stand in the jar.  I covered one side of another piece of grungepaper with old music and stamped six of Wendy's rose leaves from the set Dimensional Rose Art using Archival Ink olive, cut them out, colored them with Distress Stain peeled paint (both sides), and stamped the back of the leaves with Wendy's text background from the set Live and Make Art (Archival olive).  For each rose I cut one set of leaves apart and attached them up by the flower and left one set of leaves together attaching it a little further down the stick.  I used floral tape to attach all leaves and to cover the stick so it was green.  Besides the roses I also put a little bit of dried floral something, don't know what they are called, in the jar. 


Here are a couple of more pictures at different angles. 




20 comments:

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

You did a great job, it's stunning!! I'd love to try this, been keeping my eyes open for a nice looking jar, so far all I've got are my canning jars and they aren't so pretty LOL
Happy New Year!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Your jar is gorgeous Wanda! Love the giggle, I need to do that more often to! Great job on the flowers they go perfect with the jar!

artbyvic said...

Super! I hope 2012 brings you lots of opportunities to giggle!

artbyvic said...

Super! I hope 2012 brings you lots of opportunities to giggle!

Linda Cain said...

Extremely COOL!

Dorothy said...

this is so nice!!

texasbarb said...

love it! thanks for sharing!

Linda Ward said...

Great "giggle" bottle. We all need to take a lighter look at life and enjoy it more. Great job on the finish of the bottle and the flowers. You are one fantastic artist !!!

Stephanie Hallitron said...

Wanda! How creative this is! I have a couple of old bottles I am going to try something with. I use to work in a biochemistry lab and when we would get new glass ware, we washed them in an acid bath to clean them, so I suggest vinegar and warm water!

Stephanie Hallitron said...

Wanda! How creative this is! I have a couple of old bottles I am going to try something with. I use to work in a biochemistry lab and when we would get new glass ware, we washed them in an acid bath to clean them, so I suggest vinegar and warm water!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is beautiful! Love your flowers and the long stems were a wonderful idea. The jar is fab and that ticket looks great in the ornate plate!

2amscrapper said...

This project took my breath away--stunning work, Wanda!

Ruby's Girl said...

Great bottle Wanda! I think that I need to giggle more too! But this year no resolutions for me just going to fly by the seat of my pants as I play with art. Happy New Year to you
Judy

gg designs said...

Very attractive jar.....If I had an INCH of spare space, I'd give it a try. But...whether I ever try the technique or not, you can be sure "Giggle" will find its way into my conversation in the next little bit.
It's such a fun word. Kind of makes the tummy tickle just to say it.Doing it is even better.
Happy GIGGLE FILLED NEW YEAR!

Von said...

Happy new year to you Wanda :) wonderful technique on the jar !
Von xxx

Cindy Rescorl said...

I'm glad you've got the Giggles!! Lovely jar! Happy 2012!

Robyn said...

just got around to looking.
Fun jar and roses-guess I have to get that die!
Heres to more laughter in 2012

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That is one COOL bottle! I love how it turned out, my goodness! Thanks for the link. I checked it out. Sounds like I need some Glue 'n Seal (I already have the crackle paint). Very inspiring!

Judy Cantrell said...

Wanda, this is Gorgeous!
I ordered that die after seeing Tim use it on 12 Days of Christmas tag.
Happy New Year!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Very cool. LOVE it!!!!
Hugs Lynn