Sunday, October 21, 2012

painting a glass jar + martha stewart crafts giveaway!

so i really love these peaches that come in these super cute little barrel-shaped jars, and i really love those little fake flickering battery-operated tealights. eat the peaches, paint the jars, and you end up with some super cute (and safe) candle holders!

i used the new glass paints and pattern tape from martha stewart crafts. this low-tack pattern tape has a little bit of stretch that regular painter's tape doesn't seem to have.

i was able to give the strips of tape a slight curve as i applied them, which gave me stripes that were skinny on top and wider in the center, to complement the jar's shape. the glass paint goes on nicely with a fingertip dauber and becomes nice and bright with a second coat after the first coat dries. the bottles have a pointy dispenser cap that was perfect for squeezing a tiny bit paint right on to the dauber without needing a palette. the cap also worked great for dotting a little pearly border along each stripe.

to cover the threads for the jar's lid, i painted the back side of a piece of filmstrip ribbon and adhered it around the top with a couple glue dots.

the glass paint cures by air in a few weeks, so you can safely wash it, or you can cure it faster in the oven.

click here to see another peach jar that i painted with a self-adhesive silkscreen. my head is spinning with all kinds of cute ways to paint these jars to use for storage, too!

and now for the giveaway! our friends at plaid provided me with a generous shipment of martha stewart crafts products for a marketing campaign i participated in. i'd like to share some with one lucky winner!

this valuable prize package contains a glass spray paint kit, a set of alpha adhesive stencils, two bottles of glass paint, plus two bottles of liquid gilding paint. just leave a comment here to enter and i'll draw one comment at random to win! deadline to enter is 10/25/12 - good luck!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa, great job, haha, I just posted on your facebook that I couldn't figure out how to enter, when I re read that it went live. I hope I am entering the contest now. Thank you, love your work.
    Theresa Jorsz

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  2. wow, great jars! would love to win, thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love Martha Stewart's products! I love what you did with the candle holder too!!!

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  4. The paint looks really good on the glass. I didn't know Martha was making glass paint. You know I will be shopping for food in cute jars now.

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  5. Hi My Sweet friend, This is a great give-away and your jars are adorable.

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  6. Love the jar Lisa :) Great giveaway :)

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  7. The jar turned out cute! I would love to try these products out :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Love what you did with the jar, How clever!! What a great give away!! Hugs @ Smiles, Dannette

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  9. Both jars are so cute, but I love the one with the leaf. I really like what you did with the autumn tablescape,using painting in all the materials with a beautiful theme.

    Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to use those products in my holiday projects.

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  10. Great idea Lisa! Thanks for being so generous to hold a drawing and for sharing your art!

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  11. What a great transformation these jars are! Perfect design too - of course! Thanks for the opportunity to win a bit of playtime!

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  12. Super cute!! Love the jars cool shape and your cool design. (Don't care much for peaches though...)

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  13. Well I love the spray paint kit. Fingers crossed!

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  14. Great idea! I had seen a video about the silk screen stencils and glass paints and have been drooling over them at Micheals.

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  15. very nice work... and so easily done. Thank you for your ideas and giveaway

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  16. Thank you for being so generous in sharing all your creative projects. Giveaways are appreciated. Thanks.

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  17. Your jars are beautiful. I've got a wonderful Mason jar with a solar light in the lid just waiting to be decorated. This collection of Martha Stewart items would be perfect. My fingers are crossed!!!

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  18. Ooh! That is gorgeous! Fun giveaway!

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  19. what a neat idea
    thanks for the giveaay
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  20. Love that jar shape and thanks for sharing a great way to create a beautiful project. I would LOVE to win some new martha stewart goodies!!!

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  21. Jill Cornelius10/22/2012 7:43 PM

    Imagine all the jars that I could paint! LOVE yours! But I want to do one for me...so pick me please??? I've been eyeing these at the craft store!

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    1. Congrats Jill - your comment was selected at random to win! But your comment is not linked to a profile, so there's no email address...email me with your mailing info.

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  22. amazing give away!!!! thank you!!!!
    i have soooomany jars... i'd love to use them!!!!

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  23. Adorei a tecnica, ficou muito lindo.Seus produtos são maravilhosos, pena que chegue aqui para nós tão caro.

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  24. What a neat idea. Never painted on glass.

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