As usual my dreadful photography skills haven't helped with the photo lol!! I've wanted to have go at a little candle jar for ages, my lovely friend Kerri has made loads and they are all stunning - pop over to Kerri's blog and check them out!! I have a huge stash of stuff to alter and this old coffee jar was just the right shape for Camille.
I began by colouring the jar with alcohol inks (I used stream, lettuce and pesto) and coloured the lovely Camille with promarkers. I made a handle by twisting lime and teal wire together and wrapping it around the top of the jar and , twisting the ends together and then securing them with pliers. I then shaped the handle by wrapping the wire round my pokey tool and added a few beads from my stash as I went along. I attached the other end of the wire handle again by twisting it around the wire circling the top of the jar. I made a ribbon ruffle to hide the joins by stitching down the centre of some teal ribbon and then pulling the thread to gather it. I stitched it in place around the top of the jar.
Camille is coated with a layer of matt varnish and attached to the jar with silicone glue. I love Michelle's mermaids and Camille is a real stunner with that gorgeous hair isn't she??
I've used a little battery operated tea light instead of a real candle as I thought it would be safer with the ribbon. I knew I had some in my stash but looked everywhere and couldn't find them. I managed to get some more from the Works - a real bargain at 3 for £1!! I got loads so you may be seeing a lot of candle jars in the future lol
I'm entering Camille in the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge: Sea/Beach
Digital Tuesday: Cool it
Cupcake Craft challenge: Blue and Green (one of my favourite colour combo's!!)
The Shabby Tea Room : A little bit of metal (my wire handle)
Don't forget you still have time to enter the Michelle Perkett Studio's blog hop and challenge - our theme this week is 'Back to School' and there are fab prizes to be won!!
Thanks for calling by, I hope you are having a good weekend