Monday, September 25

Heavy Metal!

Hello Monday! I hope you have had a great week with time to be creative. We have a new challenge for you this week - HEAVY METAL...just use some metal! 

It's been great having Carol Harper with us this month, and I want to wish her the best!

I love Steampunk, so when I saw heavy metal, my brain immediately went there and I decided to reuse an old peanut butter jar and transform it. Now I have a container for brushes, or pens, or...

I die cut a number of pipes from Memory Box and painted them with Metallique paints. 

I painted both the inside and outside with two coats of the Metallique Emerald Green. I figured if I did both, then I wouldn't miss any areas. Originally I wanted to do this with a can, but of course when I checked our recycling, I could not find a can. 

Once those layers dried, I used the Ring Cluster stencil and the Sparks paints and sponged in the design a couple of times. 

Time to glue the pipes on, and since the container is round, they did not want to stay in place until I wrapped them with a hair band until they dried completely. 

I screwed in the faucet, and used 3D gel medium to add the gears and beads around the jar. 

Next, I added a thick layer of the Rust Pastes, then squirted it with water to try to get it to run down the edges...not so successful. 

WARNING: Do not get impatient with the drying time and use your heat gun for too long, like I did!! Of course the plastic started to melt, so no more nice flat bottom and edges, but oh well, I can still make it work!

Works great to hold brushes! 
Several photos below to show the details...

So, what's in your recycling bin that you could make something with?

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this has inspired you to make a heavy metal project and join our challenge this week. I'm looking forward to it!

Our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp offers a $50 voucher each week!


A great place to shop!

Simon is on Instagram! #sssmchallenge  #simonsaysstamp

Be sure to head on over to the challenge to see how the Design Team tackles heavy metal this week!


  1. Wow, Maura, it's amazing how you got a plastic peanut butter jar to look like it's metal. I love the paints you used and the colors are fabulous. Love the steampunk design, too. It's so cool!

    Cathie ♥

  2. This is FABULOUS!!!! Totally love it!!!

  3. Lovely transfromation, Maura! The color is fabulous and such an underwater! Love all the golden details and steampunk elements. Hugs, Marzena

  4. Adorable transformation! love love love the colors and the steampunk theme is one of my favorite! great use of Pipeline die! Gorgeous! barbara

  5. SUPER cool paint brush jar, Maura! Love that green... and the glass beads are a FAB edition!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Gorgeous project with so much amazing depth, detail and texture ~ this is such a fabulous transformation, Maura and I love it! <3

  7. wow wow wow Maura...what a transformation...every crafter shoud have one of these amazing brush holders hugs kath xxx

  8. AWESOME Way to reuse thing!! love this make over!

  9. What a treasure of a project! I really love the way you treated the glass and how it has such great depth and cool reflections depending on the angle. And seeing those circles magically appearing in the background is amazing!

  10. Love your brilliant design, Maura. All the embellishments and details are fantastic! :)

  11. Wow, what an amazing make! I so enjoyed following along to see how you made it and you added so much lovely detail 😁. The micro beads, cogs and gears look stunning! Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

  12. What a fabulous Steampunk paint brush jar, the micro beads are so fun! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Maura, your creation is amazing! Loved to see the whole process!
    Hugs, Nora.


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