Altered Candle Jar

Edited to add:  I am such a ditz sometimes!  For the life of me, I could NOT remember where I had gotten my initial "AHA!!" to do this project.  While chatting with my friend, I realized I got the inspiration from HER!  Jamie Lynn Severtson-Doughtery did this amazing tutorial showing an altered candle.  She used alcohol inks, stamping, the whole nine.  I couldn't remember because it was months ago!  I apologize for forgetting this small, yet major detail.  Jamie, you are awesome and your work ALWAYS inspires me.

Good day everyone!  I hope you all are doing well and enjoying this wonderful Fall season.  I know it's been unusually chilly out here in SoCal, but at least it's sunny as ever.

I was asked by a dear friend of mine to put together a special memory jar.  She had an empty Yankee Candle jar and I had no ideas!  Now, I've had this jar on my counter since July and an idea FINALLY came to me a week ago.

I've never altered a jar like this before and I wanted it to be perfect, special.  So, I busted out the old alcohol inks and went to town.  I knew what color palette I wanted to use.  As I put it together, I grabbed embellishments to go along with the mental picture I had and here's what I ended up with.

This type of styling is completely out of my comfort zone!  But let me tell you how refreshing it was to break out of my norm. 

I used Butterscotch, Currant, and the Gold mixative.  I dabbed dots of color onto a makeup sponge and just blotted the glass until I was happy with the color mix and saturation.

Because the color was such a beautiful backdrop, I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  I stamped the flourish onto the jar using a clear stamp sans the block and gold pigment inkpad.  I also painted over the gold with a gold glaze acrylic paint.  The "memory" key is by Tim Holtz, as well as the ball chain.  The hemp twine came from my stash.

Of course, what is a project without either twine or PUNCHINELLA!  I cut some pieces in the shape of leaves and found they were the perfect accent. 

The roses are by Recollections.  I chalked them and sprayed them glimmer mist.  I also ripped of the original rosette centers and replaced them with vintage buttons from my stash.  The stick pins are also from my li'l box o' treasures in my stash.

My friend absolutely loved this jar and was beyond touched.  I must say that I loved how it turned out and this was a nice break from the norm.