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Stenciled Dimensional Leaf Mason Jars

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Mason jar crafts are here to stay and, I bet, just when you thought you've seen them all, here's another to add to the mix - stenciled dimensional leaves on mason jars. It's so easy to do - all you need is a stencil, DecoArt Dimensional Effects Paste, painter's tape, craft stick and a mason jar. Craft Challenge
Time: 8 Hours Cost: $6.00 Difficulty: Easy
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And for the paste (sold at Hobby Lobby), it adheres to most surfaces and provides a textured 3-D design that cleans up with soap and water. How cool is that?
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1. Start by positioning the stencil onto the mason jar with painter's tape or re-positioning stencil adhesive. 2. Spread on the dimensional effects paste over the stencil using a craft stick or palette knife. I didn't have either so I used the back of a plastic spoon and applied the paste in thick layers.
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3. Once all of the stencil is covered, quickly peel the stencil from the jar, revealing an awesome raised leaf. Wash the paste off of the stencil with soap and water.
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4. Allow the design to dry. Depending on how thick the paste is applied, it could take anywhere from 4-12 hours. This was on very thick so I let it dry overnight - at least 8 hours.
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5. Once dry - the leaves felt firm but rubbery to touch, paint as desired. I love the look of the white leaves, but needed to add color since leaves are not white. I dry painted on green, copper and dark red acrylics for color.
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I love how the jars look, especially the raised peaks and valleys of the leaves. I also like how the leaves feel on the glass. And I loved using DecoArt Dimensional Effects Paste. I'm thinking of all the possibilities to use it on projects with the holidays coming up. It's such a great way to add additional interest to a lot of designs!
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To see more: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2015/08/stenciled-dimensional-leaf-mason-jars.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Cathey DeRosa
    Cathey DeRosa Colorado Springs, CO

    I've had this stuff forever and had NO idea what to do with it. Can't remember why I even bought it. Thanks so much for your suggestion!

  • Cooptwocats
    Cooptwocats New Ellenton, SC

    Does anybody know if the jar was painted or bought that way? I like the leaf idea but is the sno stuff waterproof? I don't guess it has to be since artificial flower is in it? Having hard time finding info out about the Purple Hue and Me site to get

    • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
      Gail@Purple Hues and Me Millersville, MD

      @Cooptwocats The jar can be found at ACMoore for $1.00 this week in several colors including the one pictured and the link at the bottom of the post should take you directly to the tutorial.

  • Cooptwocats
    Cooptwocats New Ellenton, SC

    Ok, THANKS... I thought I might have to paint the jars and I have never done this before..can you believe it? Love the Purple Hues and Me site but didn't notice the Gail part until right before I hurried posted my frustration above! LOL! I REALLY

  • Shari Coppinger
    Shari Coppinger Belchertown, MA

    Hi, Love the idea. I have recently picked up some differently shaped and colored bottles at Jo Anne's and am not sure any of the craft bottles or jars can be used with fluids. So I'm trying to accumulate true colored glass such as wine bottles. Boy

  • Mary Jo Bonds
    Mary Jo Bonds Winchester, KY

    i JUST ASKED ABOUT THE COLOR OF THE JAR AND THEN SAW WHERE YOU HAD ANSWERED IT. WE DON'T HAVE THAT STORE HERE SO GUESS I'LL TRY HOBBY LOBBY OR MICHAELS

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