Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Altered Ceramic Jar Coated with Beeswax

This is a ceramic jar I had on my work station holding my pens, scissor, brushes and anything else I stuck in it.

I decided to decorate and make it pretty, so I looked through my scraps and found some gelli prints I did on deli paper a long time ago. I felt it might have needed some more dimension and that is when I decided to randomly stamp some texture. Then I used decoupage glue to adhere them to the jar that I primed with gesso

After that I added some more texture with paste and a Dina Wakely stencil.

I also added some lines with Prima Oil Pastel. I love these so much because they are very soft and easy to smear, They work great with water too!

And no project is complete until we add flowers! These are some of my faves from Wild Orchid Crafts. I love them! I also used the wire stems and coiled them.

And then lastly come the bee wax. I have seen this similar technique called encaustic. Of course they use a wax that contains resin and color. I just used pure beeswax that I placed in one of those potpourri warmer to melt wax. I also used a non-synthetic paint brush and sealed the entire jar and flowers. Then I grabbed my heat tool to remelt and heat set. The finish product is gorgeous!

Check out the Full Tutorial Video below: