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Vintage Inspired Mason Jars

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Romantic colors coupled with the soft appearance of chalk paint turn plain mason jars into something special.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Salmon Coral, 8 oz.
Item #34154
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Vintage Mustard, 8 oz.
Item #34155
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Java, 8 oz.
Item #34165
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is an ultra-matte chalk finish acrylic paint that requires minimal surface prep, is easy to distress and can be layered and sanded to give you a perfect aged look and feel. FolkArt Home Decor Chalk is great for furniture, cabinets, walls, decorative glass, metal and more.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - Clear, 8 oz.
Item #34170
Use over FolkArt Home Decor Paint to seal and protect. Can also use on raw wood. Waterbase, non-toxic. Apply with brush or a clean, lint-free cloth. For long lasting shine and protection, apply Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. Clean while wet with soap and water. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. Not for exterior use.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Mason ball jars
Burlap
Soft cloth
Large jump rings
Lace
Glue
Jute
Sandpaper
Flat brush ½”
Foam plates
Water basin
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Plaid® Inspired Classics™ Resin Charms – 31245 Flower Cabochons Neutrals

Instructions

  1. Wash jars with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any leftover residue.
  2. Apply several coats of Vintage Mustard and Salmon Coral to jars. Allow dry time between coats.
  3. Lightly sand dried jars with sandpaper until weathered appearance is reached.
  4. Apply light coat of clear wax to jars and let dry. Refer to bottle for drying instructions.
  5. Paint wood tags and jar lid inserts with Java.
  6. Cut burlap for insert and glue lace where desired.
  7. Buff cured wax with soft cloth.
  8. Glue resin flowers to tags. Attach jump rings to tags.
  9. Tie jute around neck of jars along with tags.
  10. Place lid on jars. 
Project Tip: Paint jars with contrasting colors under top coat to reveal more color when you sand.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.