It’s getting to be that time of year again! Yep, “THE HOLIDAYS!” Halloween is right around the corner! It’s a holiday where those who choose to celebrate have fun either dressing up or decorating. So, I decided to create a little pumpkin using a re-purposed mason jar and Aladine Izink Inks. This project was very easy to create, and for those of you who dare, a perfect opportunity to get the kiddos involved!
I decided to use Aladine Izink Inks for the jar because I know they are permanent and would work great on the glass. However, as you can see in the photo, they are quite transparent when applied to glass alone.
Therefore, I decided to add the Izink Inks to gesso; this gives the ink opacity and more sticking”oomph” when applied to the jar. I decided to mix two colors (Mango and Safran) to achieve a nice pumpkin color; I added more ink as needed to achieve the desired color-mixing between each application. Once I was happy with color, I simply took a sponge brush and applied the “paint” on the inside and outside of the jar. Why? I wanted to cover both surfaces because I knew I wanted to “rough” this little guy up by distressing it a bit, and if I got carried away, the paint was still visible from the inside.
For the top, I did the same process with Izink Ink in “Bamboo” and gesso; I applied the mixture pretty liberally to the top to give it a layered paint effect which adds to the distressed look of the jar. The stem is a piece of cardstock rolled and hot glued onto the top, and the leaves are die-cuts that have been colored with the same “paint” as the top. I hot glued the eyes, ribbon and mouth (inked using ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink in Wicked Black) and this not so scary guy was complete! Thank you for stopping by today! What are your Halloween DIY decorating plans this year?
- mason jar
- Spellbinders die-cuts, cardstock, ribbon, eyes