Monday, November 17, 2014

Stenciled jars using Hazel and Ruby Stencil Masks

Hi everyone!   I don't want to forget to tell you that today is my day up on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog the project I created is also done using these stencils, so I hope you will pop over and check it out.  I show the steps over there along with a finished shadowbox project using Fancy Pants and Hazel and Ruby.  You can see it HERE.  The two are teaming up all this week... so there is sure to be fun stuff and lots of inspiration on both blogs!
Here are links to both blogs.
Fancy Pants Designs Blog
Hazel & Ruby Blog

Okay... so here's the deal.  I'm pretty much in love with Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks. lol Seriously.. oh my!  Like I said Fancy Pants is doing a swap with them this month so they were kind enough to send me some product.  Since I worked on my project for the Fancy Pants blog post and tried out the stencils.. my mind as been reeling on the things they could be used for.  ( again... their blog is full of inspiration).       I decided to make use of some old jars I had sitting around. This is a simple project that would make fun Christmas gifts.   I just used acrylic craft pant and a foam brush. ( put it on light, no completely covering).  I lifted the stencil off while the paint was still wet  with out any problem. ( stencil was then super easy to wipe off).  Once the paint was dry I scuffed it up a bit with a little piece of sand paper. (or even an emery board works).
Without sealing it with something, of course the paint could easily scrape up... so if you want you can spray it with a clear coat sealer.  I chose not too.
Here is what the Stencil Masks look like. You wipe them off, return them to the sheet and use them over and over :)  YAY, I love that!   This is one of the ones I used but you can see them HERE.


I put little dried red berries I had in my Christmas stuff in the jars and then added a little tea light.  But you'll see a larger one below that I did, that I think I'll use to put colorful hard candies in as a gift.

*** little hint*** if you buy the white tea lights you can paint them with brown paint and while the paint is still wet cover them with Cinnamon.  They look rustic.. and smell good.


Some I kept simple and some I dressed up with ribbons and pretties.
I glued little gems to the inside of the stars on this one.


It's hard to tell but all the others where done with a bit of a off white paint and the one below with white-white. I wanted to see how each one looked.  Really either was fine, what ever your preference is.  Some I roughed up a bit more than others also.  Just trying out different things to see what I liked best.
This is just one container, I just took photos of all the sides so you could see the Santa and deer :)


Brace yourself, because I'm sure it's not the last you'll see of projects using these stencils. lol  When I like something, I really like it.

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Okay, sharing a few more photos from  my trip. These photos are all North Carolina.


Some favorites.     

Every day was just full of so many beautiful things to see. I was constantly in awe.  One of the best parts was enjoying taking photos.  I love to take photos.  I don't care of they are the best, or if I don't have super fancy lens... I just love it.  Some times when I'm with people feel like they are always waiting on me because I'm seeing something I just want so badly to get a photo of in just that certainly light, or angle.  Not on this trip.  My sis and brother-in-law are both "photo people" so it was great!  My brother-in-law is an amazing photographer and is always helping me with my camera and sharing tips with me.  Its so nice to be with people who are into the same things you are. I couldn't have asked for better travel companions.

No words for this.

The view from our balcony one morning.  That is my sis and brother-in-law picking up shells. Priceless.

When it's cold and dreary this winter I will just have to have one of these photos blown up poster size to pull my through. lol

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share.

Vic

2 comments:

Jean said...

Wow - loving those jars!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Vic, your stencil jars look very cool but I really love the photos you posted from your drive back from Florida! They turned out fantastic.
See, I can imagine traveling with Jan and Keith and getting to stop for photos and go to cool little junk stores. I'm actually going to send you some stuff to show Jan as I would love her opinion on some of the old color and b/w images I have of dishes, mostly plates. I've been brainstorming different ways to use them and I keep thinking of Jan and all her plates!

Hugs from Sandy