How I Made A Tip Jar with a Mason Jar Decoupage & a Transfer

Don’t you love the Graphics Fairy? 

Before I begin my blog posts I like to give you the link to the video so you can watch it, then read along if you have any questions,- also feel free to make purchases that you need below. Here’s the how to video: https://youtu.be/3moafwLaVpQ 

I used a lovely Black and White image of a flower girl in the video and  here is the link to the graphic from the Graphics Fairy.  http://thegraphicsfairy.com/gorgeous-antique-flower-girl-engraving/  

One caution about going over to the Graphics Fairy. Make sure you have some extra time when you visit this page, it’s equivalent to walking through a beautiful garden where you just want to stop and look at every single flower..  You will be inspired-and you may want to use a different printable. They have it all on the site so have a look around. 

Decoupage and Image Transfers…perfect together!

 Before you make your jar you may want to decide if you want to go with a colorful project or black and white, or monochromatic. *Use only one color but different shades of that one color. For me I wanted to stick with a more monochromatic theme, using black and white but several different shades of blacks like grays and silvers. If you would like some napkins that would match this project have a look at these beauties. (link to purchase is just below image) 

        

 

http://amzn.to/2sPc3Hn

or how about something like this? Also beautiful    

http://amzn.to/2sPvAqZ

and one more:                                                         

http://amzn.to/2sSnldr

Along with the chalk paint. I do want to mention that there is a product that is made by Zinnser here’s a link for you to purchase it or read about it. http://amzn.to/2sPE3KR 

by the way, it is a few dollars cheaper if you buy it here than in your local hardware store….  One of the rules of painting is that you should only use an oil paint over and acrylic paint, but never an acrylic paint over an oil paint. The reason being that it takes forever for the oil paint to dry, and if you add a quick drying acrylic paint over the top of the slow drying oil paint, you will get cracking or chipping. Perhaps the fact that this is a spray paint and it therefore goes on much thinner….you can break that rule here. I have used this product on my glass jars and bottles, tiles and porcelain Christmas houses, in order to protect them forever. Now though-with the popularity of chalk paint I am thinking this is a non issue. I spray the glass with the Zinsser, let it dry for a few days, (I tend to spray several projects at once and keep them in a safe dry storage area so they are ready to be worked on in the future) then I add the chalk paint. The reason I mention this is because even though the chalk paint is good, it will not last as long as the Zinsser product. If your project is going to sit on a shelf making the room it’s in look even more lovely, you can skip the Zinsser. If you are going to be moving it in and out of storage (for holidays) or using it as a tip jar, you may want to actually go ahead and use the Zinsser. If you’re making coasters, you really want to use the Zinsser. If you’re using the Zinsser you also want to keep this out of your oven, do not put this chemical in your oven. Air drying is fine. If you have a dry unused room where you can let it degas, even better. If you are going to go on ahead without using the Zinsser, remember that you do NOT have to put these projects in the oven to dry. I am impatient and I tend to be working with a deadline, that’s how I discovered the oven method and the right temperatures. 

As the video shows, you would want to first paint your item, dry, do your transfer, dry, then decoupage your napkins over the surface. Don’t forget you can also make something like this for that special niece or nephew but turn it into a bank. If you would like a matte finish (no shine at all) you will want to use this product as your top coat to protect your work. 

Liquitex Matte Varnish                                                             http://amzn.to/2sPQoyC

If you would like to add glitter over the matte varnish once it has dried you would want to use an additional product like this. Clear Adhesive for Glitter           http://amzn.to/2tK8FK2

If you would like to use what I used… Triple Thick                  http://amzn.to/2rzOuhv

Here are the additional supplies I used and you may also want.

Chalk paint          *any light color                                            \http://amzn.to/2tK8YVt

Roll clear crystal beads                                                          http://amzn.to/2toMhXB

Glitter *extra fine Silver                                                           http://amzn.to/2rRndXi   

Silver or Gold Sequin Tape                                                     http://amzn.to/2rRPI6S 

small roller brush                                                                    http://amzn.to/2ttRflT

Modeling Paste (for fill ins)                                                     http://amzn.to/2tOsO1Q

parchment paper                                                                   http://amzn.to/2sQCtHR

napkin decoupage glue                                                         http://amzn.to/2sBnvU6

Crystal embellishments                                                          http://amzn.to/2rDsqCF

adhesive crystal swirls                                                            http://amzn.to/2sQSCNu

Laser Printer                                                                           http://amzn.to/2sVQuoa

Upcycle with Decoupage Book                                             http://amzn.to/2tOvgWf

                                                                                

2 Comments on “How I Made A Tip Jar with a Mason Jar Decoupage & a Transfer

  1. Hi Patti,

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    1. Thank you so much Anuj. I am honored and humbled. I thank you for the instructions too, I now have the badge on my site. I’m also happy to discover some of the other decoupage artists out there!
      Patti

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