Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vintage Seaglass Jars with DIY Video Tutorial for Scraps of Elegance June Kit

I enjoy trying new techniques, so when I received these adorable Tim Holtz Mini Mason Jars in the Scraps of Elegance June 2015 Creativity Add On, I thought about a process I saw to create the look of seaglass on vintage bottles. This technique involves coloring clear drying PVA glue. Helmar's Super-Tac Glue is thinner than most PVA glues and easy to work with, so I thought I would color it with the Creativity Add On alcohol ink. Well, that didn't work out so well. If you ever made goop for your children with school glue and Borax, you have an idea of what happened. If not, let's just say, it congealed. ;-) What did end up working perfectly is the Shimmerz paint from the Color Add On. 

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Vintage Jars Product List

Scraps of Elegance - Stéphanie's Treasure Kit
June 2015

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios - Deja Vu Collection: Tresors
Prima: Watercolor Flowers - Fiorella
Shimmerz: Creameez Paint - Get Glowing

Creativity Add On
Tim Holtz / Idea-ology - Mini Mason Jars - Set of 3
Petaloo - Teastained Dahlias - Purple
Vintaj Natural Brass - Metal Blanks - Rectangle Tags 38mmX14mm
Maya Road - Jute Twine Cording - 3 yards

Elements Add On
Prima - Junkyard Treasures - Ceiling Bulbs

Floral Add On
Prima - Isabella Flowers - Pia

Color Add On
Shimmerz - Inklingz Paint - Pugnacious Purple
Shimmerz - Coloringz Mist - Punked Up Purple

Other Products
May Arts ~ Crochet Lace 3/8”, white 
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds, pastel tone
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds, white
Helmar ~ Super-Tac Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
EK Success ~ Honey Bee Scissors
Tim Holtz ~ Paper Distresser
Darice ~ Heat Tool

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~ Blessings ~


  1. LOL!!! Glad to hear your experimenting took a turn for the better in the end:) These look gorgeous & you can still see the shimmery-ness. YUM!!!

  2. Your jars looks gorgeous!! really love the color!

  3. Wow wow wow!! These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!

  4. Really lovely jars. I altered one recently & used similar colour to cover the jar. Not heard of using glue being coloured, interesting. Liking the little bulbs very much too.

  5. WOW Tracey, these are gorgeous!! I want to try this! The purple is my favorite color and the beautiful little decorative sprays look so Beautiful on them :)

  6. ABSOLUTELY in love with these Tracy!! Fantastic job!!


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