Monday, May 12, 2014

An experiment

The other day I talked about the modeling paste I made to try in my art journal and I mentioned that I tried it out on something else.
I was curious to see how it would work if I brushed it on to a glass jar and it worked very well. I didn't take pictures along the way but it was a pretty simple project. I simply took an empty pizza sauce jar and brushed the modeling paste on. Once it was dry I painted over that with a glue/instant coffee mixture. I finished it off by wrapping jute twine around the top of it.


I liked the texture that the instant coffee added to the jar.

Once it was all done I went out and picked myself a little bouquet of dandelions.

25 comments:

Ginny said...

This is awesome! I've never seen anything like it. Your mind is amazing!

Jeanne Pursell said...

You really are very creative! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

Weekend-Windup said...

It looks really awesome!

Duni said...

That turned out wonderfully rustic looking! A perfect vase for the dandelions!

A Quiet Corner said...

OK! That's it! I am moving next door to you!!! ...:)JP

Tanyia said...

I know I have not stopped by in forever, but thought I would pop in and say hi :) This is a really cute project. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day. Pop over to my blog once in awhile. I miss chatting with you.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The dandelions look GREAT in that jar. Glad to see you put them to use and didn't just put weed eater on them. We get lots of dandelions in our yard, but I have yet to pick any of them... xox

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ann this is super cool...love it!

Out on the prairie said...

The flowers top this off. It made me think how many times we brought these in to our mothers as kids. Mine put hers in the kitchen window.

Helen said...

Cool recycling! I used to think dandelions are so annoying. Now I have second thought about them.

Connie said...

Great Job!!!

Sharkbytes said...

Perfect setting for the dandelions!

Grace said...

Paint made from glue and instant coffee, over a glue base? I will never understand these techniques...I get that gesso is a primer...but then I am lost. As always, I amazed at how your creative mind works.

Jille said...

I'm always very glad when experiments work! I'm so glad yours has turned out so well!

Sandee said...

Wow, and this experiment worked very well. I love it.

Have a fabulous day. My very best to the little man Duke. :)

Donna said...

Country charm!

BeadedTail said...

I don't know how you think these things up but it turned out wonderful!

Marg said...

That is just terrific. WE like that vase a lot and the dandelions make it just perfect. Good job. Have a great evening.

Willow said...

The combo look fabulous !!

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love it! Who knew what a great effect that would come of coffee, glue, and twine. You are so creative!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - that was just beautiful!

Lin said...

Only you....

If I threw some paste, coffee and jute on a jar it would be a mess. You have such a knack, Ann!

Molly Smith said...

Oh I love this, Ann! What a great project and now I want to try it :)
Hugs to Duke!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Whoa, that makes the jar look like it is plumb full of something. I don't know what it is, but it is certainly something!

marie said...

This is really fun! It looks a bit like burlap...love it with the pretty dandelions in it!

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