Sunday, June 14, 2015

You Are Enough



Hello Friends

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It's a beautiful day here in Maine! We went to the beach this morning. I have so many beachy themed crafts  running though my head that I want to make. However I was in the mood to make another distressed jar so I did!

I got this glass jar for free and of course since I am Mrs Upcycle I was going to use it to craft with. Since its Summer and I wanted to make a nice bright yellow one this time. This is so easy to do so please have go at it. Even if you think you do not have a crafty bone in your body, you can totally do this.

 I started off painting my glass lightly with a coat of  Buttercup acrylic paint and left it over night to dry. Then I stamped it with Versamark Ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder on it and heat set it. Now be careful as the glass heats up fast. It is best to not be holding it. I sat mine on a shelf while I was using my heat gun and then left there to cool. Once it was cool I took my Fossilized Amber distress ink and distressed some areas. Then I took a nail file and took some of the paint off. Finally I tied some lace around the top to give it an antique look. 

On our way home today, I made my husband pull over to the side of the road so I could pick these lovely daisies for my jar. Yes he thinks I am crazy! I am always making him do stuff for me in the name of crafting ha!

The stamp set I used on my jar is called You Are Enough from Unity.  I loved this stamp set as soon as I saw it. The sentiment says it all really.  Often we do not feel enough sometimes. I think we all struggle a bit with our identity. I know I have my days when I just don't feel enough. When it all comes down to it though you are enough and I am enough. I hope you love my upcycled jar as much as I do. Thank so much for visiting my blog today. I want to leave you with this.

You are strong enough 
You are beautiful enough 
You are smart enough
 You are kind enough 
You are worth enough
You are enough

Mandi xox

5 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Mandi. Think of me the next time you eat Maine Lobster! Yum.

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    1. Thanks Terri :) I totally would only I don't eat lobster I am vegetarian :)

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  2. This is adorable, Mandi. Perfect for daisies.

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