Monday, 4 October 2010

It's my first

...altered item. Thanks to the challenge over at the Stampman Challenge Blog I have attempted to alter something. I chose a glass jar (so if it went wrong I hadn't wasted any money!!) and have turned it into a modern Halloween lantern (not so messy as pumpkin and you don't get to use glitter on a pumpkin).

I made the mottled purple colour by layering tissue paper on purple glass paint and then giving a top coat of PVA glue mixed with purple glitter. Next I stamped a black jewelled flourish pattern all over with Stazon and glittered the little jewelled dots on the pattern with orange glitter. Lastly I added some ribbon and flowers and then the sparkly critters. I am pretty pleased with the result, although I wish I could have affixed the bats and spiders somehow else as the wire shows up too much for my liking.  Let me know what you think.

Items: Glass Jar, Purple Aqua glass paint, white tissue paper, PVA glue, Purple and Orange glitter (Craft Planet), Papermania Orange Ribbon, Wire, Halloween Accessories Digi image set from All That Scraps, Papermania Orange flowers, Jewell Flourish Stamp set from Inkadinkado, Black Stazon, Orange card

Sorry the photos aren't better quality but it was very difficult to capture the over all look when the candle was lit and the lights were out.


  1. what a clever idea, you should be proud of your self, you have a flear for all things alterd I think,well done.

  2. This is fab Lisa - I love what you have done with the jar and such a novel idea too! Thanks so much for entering it into The Stamp Man's Altered Challenge :)

  3. Thanks for the comments, I actually really enjoyed this challenge which suprised me lol

  4. I love this, I bet it looks fab when the candle is lit, and I think the wires add to the spooky effect x


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