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Blue Rose Mason Jar Centerpiece

Blue Rose Mason Jar Centerpiece
Blue Rose Mason Jar Centerpiece
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If you're an artistically oriented bride and you're hoping to put your skills to good use for your wedding day, a Blue Rose Mason Jar Centerpiece for you to paint for each of your reception tables is the project for you. The springy blooms painted on the side of these distressed mason jars are so wonderfully springy, and the shabby-chic look of these DIY wedding centerpieces make them fit in perfectly with either a vintage or a rustic wedding. Try putting some blue florals, live or paper, inside the jars for some springy freshness.

Time to complete: In an evening

Primary Technique: Painting

Intermediate

Materials List
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Stain Acrylic Paints Cinnamon, Lemon Custard, Thicket, Ink Spot, Medium Blue, and Fresh Foliage (2 oz. each)
  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - Spanish Moss, 8 oz.
  • FolkArt Home Decor Tools - Standing Foam Block
  • Brush Basin
  • Foam Plate
  • Paper towels
  • Large flat brush
  • No. 12 flat brush
  • Rubbing Alcohol
Instructions
  1. Spread brown craft paper over the studio table offering a clean, dry crafting surface and then position your glass canning jars on the work surface. Gather some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel and wipe over the exterior of the glass canning jar to remove all dirt, dust, or grease film.
  2. Using a large flat brush, apply a basecoat of Spanish Moss and allow it to dry.
  3. Paint the metal ring and lid insert and allow all three parts to thoroughly dry.
  4. Once dry, lightly sand to distress using a sanding foam block. You can see paint has been removed over the raised glass details as well as around the lid. The amount of distressing is determined by choice with either a light distressed look or a heavily distressed surface where more paint has been removed.
  5. Paint One Stroke blue roses using FolkArt Multi-Surface paints on the distressed Spanish Moss jar. To begin, double-load a No. 12 flat brush with Parchment and Medium Blue. To the Medium Blue side of the brush add a touch of Ink Spot and begin painting rose petals. Begin with the back of the rose center.
  6. Turning the jar to make it easy to paint, continue painting rose petals. Keep the Parchment side of the brush up as you close the rose bowl or center.
  7. Continuing with the same double loaded brush, paint rose petals to each side as well as a rolled petal up front.
  8. Continue painting rose petals until your rose is complete.
  9. Next, paint leaves beside your roses. To do so, double-load the same No. 12 flat brush with Thicket and Fresh Foliage. Notice that both One Stroke wiggle leaves and basic One Stroke leaves were added to the design.
  10. Double-load the same brush with Lemon Custard and Parchment. Using the chisel edge of the flat brush, paint a filler flower beginning at the top of the flower and ending at the base of the flower.
  11. Remember to begin at the tip of the flower and end the filler flower at the base next to the rose and leaves design.

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This would certainly take some skill, but it's absolutely gorgeous. For the artsier bride, I could see this being a beautiful way to personalize wedding tables.

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