Hello friends, It’s Mandi here with my first installment of Mix It Up!
I really love finding different ways to use my Unity stamps.
I encourage you to step out and try new things with your stamps if you have not already.
I am starting off my first project with my floral jar.
If you know me stamped jars are one of my favourite things to make.
Unity stamps are great to use on them as they leave a really crisp image behind..
This jar once held some lovely pickled beets now it holds some lovely flowers.
It is amazing what some paint and stamps can do!
I love turning something old into something new and repurposing.
I always like to reuse things where I can, so just use what you have on hand.
I have a step by step to show you how to make it, so lets get started.
Find a jar you like make sure it is clean and dry. Apply two coats of Chalk Paint. Any kind of Chalk Paint will do. I am using Folk Art – Cottage White. The great thing is chalk paint needs no prep work just apply it to a clean and dry surface. It also dries quite quickly.
Take your stamp, I am using this stunning Floral called You Are Forever Beautiful.
This is one of my favourite stamps! It is so versatile and it makes a lovely focal point on the jar.
Lay your stamp on to a flat surface make sure it is secure. I just use my desk it sticks pretty well.
Apply some some ink to your stamp. I use Archival ink as it leaves a good impression.
Take your jar and roll it across the stamp applying firm but even pressure.
It totally is ok to get some smudging especially at the end of the stamp where you lift off of the jar.
I find it just adds character! It does not need to be perfect!
Give the ink a few minutes to set on your jar. I find sometimes it takes longer to dry on different surfaces.
Now it is time to colour. I used my Derwent Inktense Pencils. These are watercolour pencils. I used a waterbrush and took the colour directly from my pencil and painted it on to the jar. You can be as heavy or as light with the colour as you wish. I set that aside to dry for a few minutes.
Finally I tied some twine around the top of the jar. How easy was that!
I hope you will give it a try! If you do tag me on the Show and Tell page so that I can see your creation.
Thanks so much for visiting! Have a lovely day!