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Monday, 14 August 2017

Candlelit Foliage

Hello all!  I'm so glad you liked the Autumnal Oxide Journal (so do I!), but we're taking a little break from the journal journey today because I'm over at A Vintage Journey instead, arriving at Destination Inspiration.  If you'd like to take a closer look at what I created with the contents of this month's travel bag (texture paste, layers, neutral palette and a glass substrate), then hop right this way.


I was responsible for the choice of the glass, so I had to prove it could be done!  I had a vague idea for the lanterns when I started, but they've ended up far exceeding my expectations.  I hope you'll have time to hop over to A Vintage Journey to take a look.

I'll be back in a few days with the next journal, so I hope to see you again soon, either here or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.

If you treat glass right, it doesn't crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the colour of dusk and night and love.
From Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

If you don't mind hopping to see the full project, I'd love to share this in the Technique School over at Stamps and Stencils this month.  I was really making these altered jars up as I went along, but there are plenty of process photos to take you through it
And since they're a pretty long way off from being a card, I'd like to make them another entry at the That's Crafty Challenge Blog where they're looking for, yes, Anything But Cards

24 comments:

Kate said...

Your candle/lantern jars are so pretty! I love the embossing and tissue tape. It looks so amazing when lit up!!
Kate

Helen said...

I just love them, have just seen all the step by steps.. what a treat to greet the morning.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful pieces! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Wonderful Alison. I recall making one 2015 and you could well have been the inspiration for that at the time. Such a wonderful technique.

Nice words today as well.

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

I have been over to see your wonderful creations, they are so beautiful and I really enjoyed your tutorial. Looking forward now to seeing your next journal now! Anne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Absolutely amazing are these art light jars! Wonderful made!

craftytrog said...

Just been over and left some love Alison. A great tutorial and beautiful project!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic project! Love all the textured details.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative work ~ love it all ~ especially the journal ~ ^_^

Dortesjs said...

SO pretty and sweet -love those ;O))

Nan G said...

Beautiful altered jars Alison!

Amanda said...

These are lovely Alison
Love
Amanda x

Sara Barker said...

I've been to see your tutorial and I enjoyed reading how these jars came about. But more so, I adore your beautiful finished product! What a way to recycle! You quotes are the perfect addition! Hugs!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Just been over, Alison you create such magic. I have all the items and I'm going to try and make one too, won't be as wonderful as yours though!!
Hugs
Donna xx

rachel said...

absolutely gorgeous Alison - I adore this - and so lovely to add your word stamps - perfect!!! Hugs rachel x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I will hop across to see these in more detail, but they look great here. The Anne Frank quote is just perfect too. xx

Evelyn Walter said...

The jars look wonderful! I love the added sentiments, lovely idea!
xxx Evelyn

Team Clark said...

Incredible Alison! Just so clever, useful and downright beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Such delightful creations Alison, I love the way the light shines through lighting up those words of wisdom... So magical. Thank you for lighting the way by sharing and joining the That's Crafty blog Challenge.
Best Wishes Tracey x

Jackie P Neal said...

gorgeous sneak peeks I am off for a much closer look Alison!
Happy Wednesday!
Jackie xo

Chrissy said...

A lot of steps and a wonderful ending Alison..I love your jars all lit up, just beautiful.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

These are wonderful Alison, and your words make them extra special xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just been to look at this amazing lanterns! Hugs, Chrisx

Ruth said...

Beautiful by day....and night, great techniques used and oh the shimmer mist effect! (another little purchase me thinks). Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils with these wonderful, delightful beauties Alison! Ruth xx