Saturday, January 15, 2011

Glow

Glow Jars
My friend Margie gave me another great idea for displaying art on jars...
I printed my illustrations on tracing paper with my ink jet printer
and wrapped some jars with votives inside them. Instant lanterns!
You could also draw directly onto the vellum with markers.
I'm going to have to tell Daniel to try that! He does wonders with his markers...

40 Lovely Comments:

Blogger RosaMaría said...

me encanta lucen perfectas!!!
yo también decoraría con tus ilustraciones toda mi casa!

1/15/2011 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Amazing, AGAIN! Wow!

1/15/2011 11:03 AM  
Blogger Kristin Dudish said...

Great idea (and very beautiful)!

xo
Kristin

1/15/2011 11:05 AM  
Blogger TIKA said...

Beautiful!

1/15/2011 12:14 PM  
Blogger michellel said...

Totally random question, but where did you get the cabinet/drawers the lanterns are sitting on?

1/15/2011 12:49 PM  
Blogger Jen Appel said...

Very beautiful!

1/15/2011 1:39 PM  
Blogger Mari said...

I love this idea! I think I'm going to give it a try, too.

1/15/2011 1:58 PM  
Blogger Gabriela H. said...

Me encantó la idea!! Beso desde Argentina!!

1/15/2011 3:20 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I thought it was a good idea until I learned that vellum paper is made from dead baby cows and goats. No thanks!

1/15/2011 3:28 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Que lindeza!
Beijos

1/15/2011 3:31 PM  
Blogger Vintage Aurora Deco said...

Preciosa idea!!!
Besos!

1/15/2011 3:34 PM  
Blogger Janet Ghio said...

Wonderful idea!

1/15/2011 3:35 PM  
Blogger Geninne said...

Thank you so much :)

@Amber: It's actually tracing paper which is made like regular paper...from pulp.

1/15/2011 3:36 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Geninne, there is this amazing vellum-like product I got that you can even heat. You can make the votive covers and then apply this embellishing powder, heat with a heat gun and it looks like stained glass. The lady calls it Sheer Heaven. You can find it on google. It comes in huge sheets for bigger projects. Right up your ally. oooh I can just see it, covered in birds!!!! Love your work...

1/15/2011 3:56 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Rats! It looks like you can only get it (sheer heaven) in 8x11 size now...sorry for the missinformation...

1/15/2011 4:10 PM  
Blogger TLN said...

Those are gorgeous!

1/15/2011 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Brad Fallon said...

Splendid! That is a wonderful idea! Very lovely.

1/15/2011 4:38 PM  
Blogger Taller Nayra Ampara said...

muy linda la idea,saludos desde Chile, Jeannette.

1/15/2011 6:01 PM  
Blogger Taller Nayra Ampara said...

muy linda la idea,saludos desde Chile, Jeannette.

1/15/2011 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Eva said...

So pretty and such a great idea!!

1/15/2011 6:04 PM  
Anonymous Margie said...

Another great idea. Looks lovely. Margie

1/15/2011 6:43 PM  
Blogger dls said...

Cool!!

1/15/2011 8:50 PM  
Blogger Polina said...

such a great decoration during the day and nice lantern in the evening!i think it makes wonderful shadows!

1/16/2011 2:10 AM  
Anonymous The Muse of The Day said...

Margie was right - with the candles inside them it is like they are alive. Carolina

1/16/2011 6:15 AM  
Blogger marie-louise said...

Really good!

1/16/2011 6:46 AM  
Blogger Theresa Evans said...

What a beautiful idea! They look gorgeous :)

1/16/2011 9:10 AM  
Blogger Mlle Paradis said...

great ideas these last two!

1/16/2011 9:53 AM  
Blogger radmegan said...

These are beautiful! You are such an inspiration! I've given you the Stylish Blogger award! Thank you for keeping me in awe! http://radmegan.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-sunday-its-major-award.html

1/16/2011 10:00 AM  
Blogger Anne Keane said...

gorgeous, and a fantastic way to display your art!

1/16/2011 3:19 PM  
Blogger Liv said...

Such a pretty idea, and I love the texture of vellum paper!

1/17/2011 1:15 AM  
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1/17/2011 1:38 AM  
Blogger Annis said...

wow pretty! i also saw you on 'today i saw' so i'll be waiting for the give away! :-) so pretty!

1/17/2011 3:26 AM  
OpenID deboraheileenburrow said...

WOW!!! I love!

1/17/2011 5:53 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

Great idea! You can also mount the printed tissue paper directly onto candles (white tissue paper and whit candles would work best) and then use a hair dryer to carefully warm up the candle surface to make the un-printed (white) portions of the paper disappear.

1/17/2011 3:36 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Thanks for the correction Geninne. I appreciate it. Now I think they are more beautiful than ever!

1/17/2011 5:55 PM  
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