Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial

Hello friends! I have a Sizzix tutorial for you today, inspired by picking beautiful summer wildflowers.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

I wanted a whole lot of colorful wildflowers in the two vases, and decided to set them against a neutral, but textured background. The background can be used for many types of projects and the flowers would also look lovely on a card or maybe a scrapbooking page. I used Tim Holtz's Flower Jar stamp set and coordinating dies for the flowers and mason jars.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

I started out by die cutting a bunch of stitched circles from heavystock paper, not yet having much of a plan of what I was going to do.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Glue the circles on the background using Matte Medium. I used a paint brush and made sure to pull the medium from the top to the bottom, to create a linen-like texture.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Apply a layer of gesso over the tag, working with a paint brush from side to side to create brush strokes.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Smear texture paste through the Roses stencil with a palette knife. Leave to dry completely.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Paint the tag with watered down Distress Paints, misting the whole tag with water now and then to get the effect that you want.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Stamp the wildflowers on white Paper Leather, or watercolor paper, using black and green Archival Inks. Paper Leather takes stamping and ink really well and is a very durable surface perfect for these detailed flowers. The finished flowers are pretty strong and don't tear or break easily.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Stamp the two jars on Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Modeling Film, using Stazon ink.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Die cut the flowers and jars using the coordinating dies. The dies are very helpful when it comes to cutting these fine and detailed flowers, which would have taken forever to do by hand. Use this sandwich: Sizzix Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pad, paper, die facing down, second Cutting Pad. The die will not cut through the strong Modeling Film completely, but will give you an impression that you can easily cut along with a pair of scissors.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Smear Distress Inks on a craft sheet, mist with water and pick up with a paint brush to color the flowers.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Color the two jars with alcohol ink - making sure that you work on the back, otherwise you will smear the stamped impression.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Use a heat gun and heat the modeling film until it can be shaped, making dimensional jars. Be careful not to burn yourself. The film keeps it's shape perfectly.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

If you look closely at the background, you can see the linen texture created by the brush strokes made with the matte medium and the gesso. Distress the edges of the tag. The crinkle ribbon was dyed with Distress Ink.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

The tag was embellished with phrases from the Clippings Stickers set. The background was also stamped with a script stamp, which I forgot to take a step photo of.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

I used fabric and lace trim to imitate a table cloth for the mason jars to stand on.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

I also stapled some baker's twine and tied a string of pink twine around the tag.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

I layered the flowers into the jars, tucking an extra one in here and there.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

The flowers would look lovely on their own too.

Layers of ink - Wildflower Mason Jar Tutorial by Anna-Karin with Tim Holtz Sizzix Flower Jar

Here you can see the dimension of the jars better. I glued them with matte medium, which dries invisible.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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12 comments:

  1. Very beautiful! Love the background and the vases.

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  2. love it, been waiting for some inspiration for this set from Tim Holtz. Now I've found it!

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  3. beautiful!! thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing your art!

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  4. Anna-Karin, this is the most beautiful piece of artwork I've seen! I love your texture background, and I'm so going to give this a try! The flowers in their jar are so lovely and lifelike--now I have moved those items to the top of my wish list! Thank you for your hard work, inspiration, and for SHARING!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Sara!!

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  5. Beautiful. So creative. I love everything about this tag.

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  6. Amazing and very detailed. I love the jars and wild flowers. Also the linen texture. Always learning a technique from you. One question: how exactly did you adhere the jars with the matte medium?

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Rosetta! I applied matte medium with my finger along the edges of the jars and held them in place until they were stuck. It sticks surprisingly well even though the edge is so thin. You might also be able to add a tiny staple, which I have done in the past on similar projects. I hope that helps!! / Anna-Karin

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  7. This is full of gorgeous texture! Love the colors, beautiful tag art!

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  8. Beautiful tag. I just ordered the same dies, now I wish I had ordered the stamp set. Thanks for sharing ...

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