Home Decor – Altered Jar

Hello everyone. Today I want to share with you a home decor idea. Mine is a jar with a bear, you can use your choice of animal, bird, or anything else.

I’ll start in order. To begin with, we will need a glass jar with a lid and any plastic toy that is suitable in size.

Cover all our elements with white gesso.

After the soil dries, apply the paint with a sponge.

When the paint dries, take a wet cloth and erase the protruding elements on the bear.

I took three colors – red, orange, and black to get brown. I applied the resulting color in places on the jar, lid, and the bear and sprinkled water on top. So the paint spread and did not lay down a rough layer. Excess can be removed with a damp cloth.

I tied a bow to the bear with a ribbon and glued it to the lid. You can also apply wax of your choice to the elements, and ink to the jar with a stencil.

In my work, I used:

Thank you all for your attention. Yulia Pospelova was with you, see you again!

Fun Cards with Video Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends, Anushree here!

I am super excited to be back on the blog sharing some fun cardmaking techniques today.

I am showing you two cards. Both are made with different techniques. I have a video tutorial too. I will be leaving the video link below. So here are my cards…

Let me show you each card closely. Here’s the first one!

For this card, I have masked a circled portion in the center of the card and then did stenciling using Irregular dots stencil over it. I have also done stamping using Happy Thoughts clear stamp set and some water smooshing for the card. I have used ‘Berry Basket’ Pigment ink here.

For my second card, I have made a shaker using thin cut metal dies

I have used ‘Glitzy Pastels’ paper pack along with ‘Alphabet Fun’ thin cut dies for my shaker card. I have also used Thinking of you clear stamp set along with Crimson and Gold Blings.

Here is a picture of everything I used in making these two cards.

Here’s a complete video tutorial for these cards

Materials I have used

Hope you enjoyed both the cards, Thanks for stopping by.

See you soon, Hugs Anushree

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Dot Painting with Chalk Paints

Have you ever wanted to try dot painting but didn’t know where to start? That’s how I felt, but I decided to use my Little Birdie Chalk paints and give it a try!

You can dot paint on just about anything and you don’t even need any special equipment. The Little Birdie chalk paint packs are great because you get such a nice range of colours that already go together nicely.

I used an empty pickle jar and started by painting the whole thing black as a dramatic background.

I used some dot painting tools, but you can also use things like toothpicks, pencil erasers, and cotton swaps as your dot brush.

Just dive in and dab a large dot in the centre, then add dots around it, and fill in the spaces with more dots and more colours. It’s that simple! (Watch my video below to see how to get started.)

You can layer your dots or glue on beads or rhinestones like I did to add a bit more texture.

If you use a jar you can put it on your desk to hold pencils or in your kitchen to hold wooden spoons, or you could even use it as a vase for beautiful Spring flowers!

List of Little Birdie Products I used:
Acrylic Matte Chalk Paint-Vibrant
Acrylic Matte Chalk Paint-Muted