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.
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!
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