Thursday 1 June 2017

Illuminated Shellfish

   With the warmer weather here in the UK we are dragging the barbecue out of the garage and enjoying some alfresco dinning. We have some nasty little insects about so a citronella candle is always handy and a recycled cockle jar makes a great holder for the table.
     The jar was painted with Rusty Patina Duck Egg and left to dry, once dry it was then sponged with Rusty Patina Cafe Creme. As both paint layers are single coat there are some areas thinner than others, this is not a problem as the light can shine through.
     When the paint was totally dry I rubbed over the shells with a little Starlight Wax White Gold to add highlight to the pattern.
     To cover the threaded top of the jar I put red-line tape around it and then wound garden twine around to cover all the tape. As the twine is on the outside it shouldn't pose a fir hazard. If you have small children around I would suggest using a battery tea light rather than a wax one, just in case.
     Altered Eclectics is a challenge site for mixed media and recycled projects so please come and join us with your creations, we run all month so you have lots of time to create.

     Through the course of today you will see what I've done to turn the rest of these jars into small gifts for my friends so please pop back if you have time.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Not A Card   (W)
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes   (F)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes-OneForThe Boys  (M)      Top3


  1. Great Idea to pimp the Cookie jar. Like it! Thanks for joinung us at EAC. Michi

  2. gorgeous cockle jar. Love the patina look and so very useful also - love it hun xx

  3. I love this Rockie! very original. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Julie, DT member

  4. Very original project! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna

  5. Beautiful project Rocky. Stunning effect. Judy


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