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Izink Halloween Mason Jar Pumpkin

by | September 24th, 2015 | Comments Off on Izink Halloween Mason Jar Pumpkin

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

Clearsnap Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • mason jar
  • gesso
  • Spellbinders die-cuts, cardstock, ribbon, eyes

About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

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