Monday, August 17, 2015

Stenciled Dimensional Leaf Mason Jars



Mason jar crafts are here to stay and, I bet, just when you thought you've seen them all, here's another to add to the mix!  Stenciled dimensional leaves on mason jars.  It's so easy to do - all you need is a stencil, DecoArt Dimensional Effects Paste, masking tape, craft stick and a mason jar!


And for the paste (sold at Hobby Lobby), it adheres to most surfaces, and provides a textured 3-D design that cleans up while wet with soap and water! How cool is that! #DecoArtDimensionalEffectsPaste

1.  Position stencil onto mason jar with painter's tape or re-positional spray adhesive.


2.  Spread on the dimensional effects paste over the stencil using a craft stick or palette knife.  Since I didn't have either, I used the back of a plastic spoon and applied the paste in thick layers.


3.  Once all of the stencil is covered, quickly peel the stencil from the jar, revealing an awesome raised leaf.  Wash the paste off of the stencil with water.


I used another leaf pattern stencil on a second jar.




4.  Allow to dry.  Depending on how thick the paste is applied, it could take anywhere from 4-12 hours.  I let mine dry overnight (at least 8 hrs.) since it was very thick in places.


5.  Once dry - the leaves felt firm but rubbery to touch, paint as desire.  I loved the look of the white leaves, but I knew I needed to add some color since leaves are not white .  .  .  although, I guess these could be considered bleached leaves if I added a light beige color.   Anyhow, I dry painted on green, copper and dark red acrylics to add some color.


I love how the jars look, especially, the raised peaks and valleys of the leaves, and how it feels, and I loved using DecoArt Dimensional Effects Paste.  I'm thinking of all the possibilities to use it on projects with the holidays coming up. It's such a great way to add additional interest to a lot of designs!


Take a little time to enjoy

and

Happy Crafting!






30 comments:

  1. Hi Gail. Oh another Fabulously creative idea! I love this too. I wanted to let you know The Fabulous Fall linky Party for this week just went live! Come over and party with us! Hope to see you!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Grantham Lynn! I on my way over to join in the party!

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  2. What a great idea! Love the colors. Have a great week :)

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  3. Wow Gail, I love the raised leaves you created on the mason jars. What a fun craft!

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  4. This is so cute and a great project to do with my grandkids. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That's a really neat affect. I like how you accented the leaf.

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  6. What a lovely look, my friend! You always share the sweetest ideas and I love your detail tutorials. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  7. That is so cool Gail. I wonder if you can tint the paste before you apply? What a fantastic project this is! Cheers.

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  8. This is a great idea!
    I just brought home some glass votives and was wondering what to do with them. You gave me inspiration, thanks!

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  9. Oo, that looks like a fun project. They look great!

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  10. Wow that is so cool with that dimension, pretty color of the jar too!

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  11. Thanks for sharing ,what cool idea..saw your idea at the Stonegable scoop,😊

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  12. Hey that's s great idea, lots of fun could be had with textured stencils.

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  13. That turned out really great Gail. Love the fall colours.

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  14. I just love these! The color of the mason jars are beautiful too! Now I have to add this to my ever growing list of projects I need to try! Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites!

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  15. I may use the raised detail on a project soon, Thanks, Gail - love that touch of fall!

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  16. These are so pretty and creative! I would love to do some of these. Thank you for sharing at "Friday Features".

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  17. Gail, you did it again, I am always blown away by your creativity!!! Thanks for sharing on our Bowdabra Saturday Crafty Showcase!!!
    sandy

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  18. Hi Gails, this is a fun project, I have pinned to my Mason Jar board!
    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Karren

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  19. What a great idea. Love the textured paint and the colors you choose.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  20. These are gorgeous! I am going to have to get some mason jars and try this! I am definitely pinning this for later.

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  21. What a great way to use mason jars and celebrate Fall. Thanks for the details.

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  22. Very nice! What a great way to decorate mason jars- I bet it'd work on vases too.

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  23. This is so adorable. I love that it adds texture to the mason jar. Very creative.

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  24. Those are beautiful!! What a great gift idea for my neighbors for the Fall Season! :)

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  25. Gail, you are amazing!! You creations are awesome!!

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  26. These are awesome! I'm getting excited for fall!! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up to Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

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  27. so super pretty! love the 3-d affect and the beautiful fall colors! The paste looks so fun, i have to have some to play with!

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  28. These are really gorgeous, lovely idea!

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