JustRite Freestanding Peony Mason Jar

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This workshop shows how to make this dimensional peony filled jar using the JustRite clear stamps and the Mason jar die set.

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Glossy Accents are used to make the life like jar effect with ease and the jar is stood on a covered MDF bauble using the Craft Consortium Oakwood paper.

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This shot just shows the dimension the peonies give to the project.



The project would be a nice give along side this other peony jar project

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JustRite Freestanding Peony Mason Jar ~ Complete Project


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

Creative Expressions MDF Baubles : CEMDFBAUBLE

Oakwood Decoupage Papers : CCDECP084

& Full Range of Craft Consortium Decoupage Papers

Cosmic Shimmer Matt Glue, Seal & Glaze : CSMATTGLUE

 Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal Gilding Wax : CSPMGWTEAL

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL,

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH

Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Aqua Collection Dazzlers : DAZMIXAQUA

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this dimensional freestanding peonies in a mason jar. The products needed are the JustRite peonies clear stamp set, the peonies & mason jar die and the dimensional jar is sat on a Creative Expressions MDF Baubles covered with the Craft Consortium oakwood decoupage papers.


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Step 2. Place the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp on an acrylic block and ink it up using some Ranger archival black ink, if this is the first use with the clear stamp then stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card as this first image will be a faint one. Place the chosen sentiment in the gap of the jar so both images are stamped at the same time for a neater finish.

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Step 3. Take a piece of the Foundations coconut card and draw a line the depth of the ruler across the bottom of the card.

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Step 4. Ink the stamp again using the Ranger archival black ink.


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Step 5. Stamp the mason jar on the line of the prepared Foundations coconut card.

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Step 6. Ink the stamp up again and then stamp the mason jar next to the one just stamped and again using the base pencil line as a guide. As it`s a clear stamp you`ll be able to line up the edges of the mason jar easily.

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Step 7. Ink the stamp again before stamping the 3rd and final mason jar in the same fashion.

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Step 8. Draw a line 1cm away from the last jar and then add a diagonal line at the top and bottom of the mason jar to create a tab effect. Please note that you should also do this on the bottom edge as well as this will give the tabs for a triangle to be placed later on.

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Step 9. Another piece of card can be added under the mason jars and then cut into tabs so all is not lost if you didn`t add the tabs now. I`m just explaining as a few of the photos will show the jars without the bottom tabs. This is the joy of designing as I can spot where something might be missing and make it easier for you to do the workshop from the start!!!

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Step 10. Cut around the outside edge of the joined mason jars and the tabs making sure you leave a small amount of white card to each left hand side of the top sides of the jars. ( Make sure you keep the mason jars joined in the strip).

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Step 11. Place the cut out mason jars onto a score board and with the Spellbinder tool in one and the ball tool attachment on score down the sides of the mason jar including the tab too.

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Step 12. Place the small piece of white card that was left on the side of the jar tops and score on the black ink edge of the jar. If you have cut this area off not to worry as you could add a folded piece of card to the reverse of the bottle to make a tab to glue the sides together.

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Step 13. Just ease the scoring down to create a small lip on the jar side.

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Step 14. Score around the bottom of the jar to ease the bottom tabs into place.

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Step 15. Fold back all of the scored lines ready for the jar to be made dimensional.

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Step 16. This is just a photo to show you how the jar will be glued later on but it is easier to colour and work on the jar when it is flat.

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Step 17. Add some of the Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink from either the distress pen or the mini ink pad onto an acrylic block. Use a water brush to pick up the ink and just highlight around the edges of the mason jar. Ink a wider amount down one side to create a shadow effect as this will add a realistic feel to the piece.

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Step 18. Stamp out 3 of the jar / sentiment images and the string image using the black archival ink and then cut the images out using the small curved rectangle as well as the string tie around the neck of the mason jar. Set aside the pieces for a later step.

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Step 19. Once all 3 of the sentiments have been cut out and the string bows colour in the edges of the mason jar sentiments using the Victorian velvet on a smoothie to add a light pink border on the sentiment panel.

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Step 20.  Attach the sentiments to the jars using some foam tape for depth. Add some glossy accents to the mason jar area leaving the label plain and bow area clear. This will give a lovely feel and dimension to the finished piece. Leave the scored lines free of the glossy accents but it doesn`t matter if it does spread slightly into crease , just don`t overload the area.

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Step 21. Set aside the worked piece whilst you continue making the peonies.

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Step 22. Stamp out 9 of one style of the peony and 6 of the other style. This will allow you to cut the smaller peony decoupage style pieces out for the front and back of the 5 main peonies.

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Step 23. Place the corresponding dies from the JustRite peonies & mason jar die set over the stamped images and cut the shapes out. Also cut the smaller area of the peony flower to be used as a decoupage piece later on. Remember for each peony you will need 2 decoupage peony pieces . As the flowers can`t be stamped in the reverse as the leaf shape is different, then …….

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Step 24. …. Ink up the peony stamp.

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Step 25. and press the main flower area over the plain reverse of the peony die shape.

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Step 26. This will give you a nice coverage of the flower with just a small area of white to cover up.

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Step 27. Take the small peony stamp from the set and use the leaf to stamp onto the white leaf area. This step is optional and I’ll show you later how you can just leave the back clear and use distress inks to colour the leaves in if you would prefer that way.

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Step 28. The peony dies are wonderful for decoupaging the flower as all the hard work of cutting the peony is taken away by using the die.

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Step 29. Dab the Creative Expressions smoothie directly onto the Tim Holtz Victorian velvet ink pad and then ink the petals of the cut peonies. Make sure you leave a small area with less ink on to add depth to the flower. Remember you can use the tip of the smoothie to get into the fine area of the flower.

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Step 30. Now use Tim Holtz peeled paint ink pad on the Creative Expressions smoothie and add the ink directly onto the petals of the cut peonies.

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Step 31. Go back in with the Victorian velvet ink and add a bit more ink to the side of the peony for added depth. This is the reverse of the peony which had the leaf stamped on the corner and as it won`t be directly seen at the front of the jar it won`t matter being stamped and inked in the way.


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Step 32. If you want to leave the back plain then just use the peeled paint ink to colour the leaf shapes and then add 2 of the pink decoupage flowers at an angle to help cover the back and so they are not seem from the front of the flower.

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Step 33. Also add one of the decoupage flowers on the front of the peony.

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Step 34. Once you have finished stamping and cutting you should have 5 full peonies with a decoupage flower on the front and back of the flower. Plus at least 5 smaller peonies although you may want more depending on how you finish off the jar stand. There is also 3 of the string bows which have been cut ( I forgot to stamp them but that can be done later !! )

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Step 35. Now to make the triangle base for the mason jar. It`s purpose is to have the base so the edges don`t seep over the bottom of the jar and the next few steps will explain how to easily make the base. For now just fold the tab in place so the jar closes. Take the measurement of one side. In my case it measured 4cms exactly.

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Step 36. Draw a 4cm line. Now i`m not trying to teach you how to suck eggs but someone might ask so i`m saying how I made the triangle. Measure and mark at 2cms on the just drawn line. Draw a dash following this 2cm point upwards and mark a faint line. Now draw a line from the end of the original 4cm point until the ruler lands on the line. Now measure down the other side of the triangle and that should automatically measure 4cms. Now cut the triangle out and rub away any pencil mark left over.

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Step 37. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the tab of the mason jar and rub your finger along the glue to dab it down as this will make sure it doesn`t seep over the edges of the jar. Now fold the edge of the stamped piece onto the tab and hold in place as the glue takes.

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Step 38. Curve the edges of the triangle on a blade of pair of scissors as this will help the triangle find the curved edge of the bottom of the mason jar. Fold the tabs down and add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the tab and then stick the triangle base onto the tabs. It doesn`t matter that the ends of the triangle aren`t stuck down, it`s just the base of the jar that needs securing onto the MDF panel later on.

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Step 39. The mason jar will now stand up on it`s own and the nature of the base means it`s not seen at all. Add a tiny amount of the glue on the side lid tabs.

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Step 40. Press the tab behind the jar side and hold until the glue takes. Repeat this on the other 2 tabs and set aside for later.

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Step 41. Take the Creative Expressions bauble MDF shape and with an old pair of scissors gently cut into the MDF so it just eases off the MDF loop. This was very easy to do.

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Step 42. You will be left with a small rough MDF area but it`s better to have this than to have cut to far into the MDF .

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Step 43. Sand down the area with some sand paper.

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Step 44. Shake the Cosmic Shimmer glue / glaze bottle well before pouring some of the glue / glaze into an empty pot. Brush the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze over both the MDF. Select the oakwood decoupage paper pack and place the paper onto the MDF and sweep the decoupage paper down smoothly as you go.

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Step 45. Take the sanding block and hold at 45 degree angle & sand downwards over the edge of the MDF to create the smooth finish to the edge of the MDF. Use some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer decadent teal gilding wax on your finger and swipe it along the edges of the circle. You use a cut off a finger from a latex glove if you prefer not to get messy, doing this will mean you get 5 uses from one glove !!!

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Step 46. Use 3 half foam pad squares to add to the bottom of the mason jar before adding some Cosmic Shimmer dries glue over the foam pad and placing the mason jar onto the pads.

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Step 47. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries glue just on the top of the peony stem.

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Step 48. Press the peony firmly onto the inside of the top side of the mason jar. Having the glue at the top will make sure the heaviness of the flower won`t be to top heavy for the jar.

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Step 49. Add some more of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the arch of the stem / leaf. Don`t add to much as this is strong glue. Also add a dot of the glue to the right hand side of the leaves too.

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Step 50. Press the glued area onto the top edge of the jar on the 2nd jar side and then the right hand side glue area onto the back of the already in place peony.

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Step 51. Continue to add the flowers in this way making sure you anchor in the flower heads as you go around the design as this will make the completed piece nice and firm.

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Step 52. For the final flower add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to both the left and right hand side on the back of the leaf and ……

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Step 53. …. place the edges of the leaves on the first and last of the peonies to complete the peony arrangement. Take a look at the design as you are gluing the flowers in place making sure you are happy with the way the reverse side of the flowers are looking as well.

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Step 54. As the jar is set on the pads it`s nice to curve the small peony flowers and stick them to the base MDF covered board. Work your way around the jar placing the flowers as you wish. I found my front focal side and added more small peonies in that area.

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Step 55. If you didn`t use the stamped image before cutting out the bow then just ink up the bow area on the stamp with the archival black ink and press the coloured bows directly over the stamp and press into the card before releasing the bow.

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Step 56. Attach the bows over the image on the jar using some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 57. Take 4 of the Creative Expressions same size aqua dazzlers and add some 3d glue on the flat side of the dazzler before attaching the flat side onto the base of the MDF stand.

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Step 58. Here is the finished project. Thanks for following the workshops and I hope you like this project.


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Step 59. This photo shows teal edge of the MDF circle and the dazzler feet. The small peonies just balance off the design nicely.

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Step 60. This photo shows the depth created by the 5 peonies and the decoupaged flower heads.

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